Examining the Effects of Regular Brief Internet-based Meditation Practice on Mental Health and Well Being


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Trial ID: NCT06014281


The study will examine the effects of online meditation training on stress and anxiety in healthy participants. It will also examine the dose-response relationship between the amount of daily focused attention meditation practice and established mental health outcome measures.

Official Title

An Internet-administered Randomized Control Trial to Examine the Effects of Regular, Brief Meditation Practice on Mental Health and Well Being

Stanford Investigator(s)

David Spiegel
David Spiegel

Jack, Lulu and Sam Willson Professor of Medicine


Inclusion Criteria:

   - Age ≥ 18 years

   - Able to follow basic instructions for prescreening and scheduling

   - Compliant with investigator instructions during the consent process and participation
   in the study

   - Is not already a regular meditation practitioner

Exclusion Criteria:

   - Age <18

   - People with a current diagnosis of psychiatric or neurological disorders

   - Be in current psychiatric treatment or medications

   - Hospitalized for psychiatric disorders in the past year or so.

   - Regular and long-term meditation practitioners

   - Non-English speaking

   - Non-USA mailing address to receive the activity tracker device

   - Vision or hearing impairment severe enough to interfere with study participation


behavioral: SOS Meditation


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Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Manish Saggar, PhD