Does your teen (12-17) struggle with social anxiety? Participate in an online mindfulness-based treatment study.
From: Department of Psychology
The Virginia Tech Department of Psychology is conducting an online study of mindfulness-based treatment for teens who struggle with social anxiety. The study is done completely online and involves a four- to six-week mindfulness program.
It is an online only format.
- Uses an "App" to teach coping mechanisms and mindfulness meditation
- No experience required
No-cost mindfulness training and related research study for eligible teens experiencing (but not limited to) the following symptoms of social anxiety:
- Fear of negative judgment by others
- Fear of embarrassment
- Difficulty making friends because of anxiety
- Avoiding social events because of anxiety
- Worry too much
The study involves:
- Pre-treatment assessment (online questionnaires and telephone [or zoom] call)
- Daily mindfulness exercises for your teen (10 to 15 minutes each day)
- Post-treatment assessment (online questionnaires and telephone [or zoom] call)
If you are a parent of a child who is:
- Between the ages of 12 and 17
- Experiencing social anxiety
- Not currently undergoing therapy for anxiety
AND would like to participate, please email us at HokieMindfulness@gmail.com