S2 E12: Your Mind on Meditation & Mindfulness, with Dr. Sarah Strohmaier
Is more of a good thing always better? We know this isn't the case with exercise and eating, but does the same idea apply to meditation and mindfulness? This week on the podcast Dr. Sarah Strohmaier talks about her research on 'dose' meditation. Her research found that more mindfulness isn't always the best approach. We discuss how mindfulness and meditation help reduce anxiety and stress and what brain regions are involved in these processes. Ava and Beth share their own experiences with meditation practices.
Dr. Sarah Strohmaier
Dr. Strohmaier's work
Strohmaier, S., Jones, F., & Cane, J. (2022). One-session mindfulness of the breath meditation practice: A randomized controlled study of the effects on state hope and state gratitude in the general population. Mindfulness, 13 (1), 162-173.
Strohmaier, S., Jones, F. W., & Cane, J. E. (2021). Effects of length of mindfulness practice on mindfulness, depression, anxiety and stress: a randomized controlled experiment. Mindfulness, 12 (1) 198–214.
Strohmaier, S. (2020). The relationship between doses of mindfulness-based programs and depression, anxiety, stress and mindfulness: A dose-response meta-regression of randomized controlled trials. Mindfulness, 11 (6), 1315-1335.
Carter OL, Presti DE, Callistemon C, Ungerer Y, Liu GB, Pettigrew JD. Meditation alters perceptual rivalry in Tibetan Buddhist monks. Curr Biol. 2005 Jun 7;15(11):R412-3.
Fadel Zeidan, Katherine T. Martucci, Robert A. Kraft, John G. McHaffie, Robert C. Coghill, Neural correlates of mindfulness meditation-related anxiety relief, Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience