Offenders try meditation in uni research | This is Nottingham

Saturday, October 20, 2012

THE effects of meditation on violent offenders will be investigated as part of a research project at Nottingham Trent University.

Researchers will study the impact of meditation training on re-offending levels, as well as anger levels, drug use and mood.The training, which will be practised by prisoners for eight weeks, will incorporate ancient practices followed in Buddhist meditation.Lead researcher Edo Shonin said: “We are hoping to show, that when properly executed, meditation can be an enriching and life-changing experience and that it can facilitate personal as well as transpersonal development.”If the findings are positive the next step will be to carry out further empirical evaluations with different groups, such as those with chronic illnesses or behavioural addictions.”The long-term plan will be to place the intervention on the grounds of evidence-based medicine and to make it more widely available.”

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