Research study: Mindfulness and Cerebral Palsy

Research study: Mindfulness and Cerebral Palsy
Posted on Wed 3 Nov 2021

Would you like to learn mindfulness-based strategies aimed at reducing anxiety and helping you feel more in control of your emotions?

We are evaluating the effectiveness of a 9-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction telehealth course for young adults with cerebral palsy (CP).

In this course you will learn about mindfulness, the mind-body connection, meditation and how to make mindfulness part of your everyday life.

We are seeking adults with CP (20-40 years) who:

  • Want to reduce their feelings of anxiety and improve control over their emotions
  • Have no cognitive impairment or a mild cognitive impairment
  • Have functional hearing and vision
  • Have conversational English
  • Can commit to attending the 9-week on-line course on a Tuesday or Wednesday evening, and to completing on-line course evaluations
  • Have not been involved in active mindfulness training in the last 12 months
  • Have access to the internet, a web camera and a microphone

To register your interest or for more information please contact Dr Hayley Smithers-Sheedy,, ph 02 9975 8000
To complete the short eligibility survey click HERE.

To view a flyer with more information about this study, head HERE

The ethical aspects of this study have been approved by the HREC of the University of Sydney 2021/239. As part of this process, we have agreed to carry out the study according to the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007). This statement has been developed to protect people who agree to take part in research studies. If you are concerned about the way this study is being conducted or you wish to make a complaint to someone independent from the study, please contact the university using the details outlined below. Please quote the study title and protocol number. The Manager, Ethics Administration, University of Sydney: Telephone: +61 2 8627 8176 Email: Fax:+61 2 8627 8177 (Facsimile)

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