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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
  • Nervousness
  • 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

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