IONS just opened recruitment for two new exciting internet-based meditation studies for older adults experiencing symptoms of depression — Internet Mindfulness Meditation Intervention (IMMI-Phase 3) and Integrative Restoration (iRest-Phase 3)! We are currently seeking participants for each of the studies who are 55+ years old and currently reside in the United States. For descriptions of the two studies, please see the details below. If you are interested in participating, you may only apply to ONE of the two studies (you cannot participate in both). Choose the study that best fits your availability and interest.
Internet Mindfulness Meditation Intervention (IMMI – Phase 3)
This study’s purpose is to learn more about how online mindfulness-based meditation programs may affect depression symptoms in older adults. The intervention will take approximately 6.5 hours a week for six weeks. The participation includes a one-hour online video course 1x/week, guided by a workbook and 30 minutes of home meditation practice daily, (either on your phone or your computer). This study can be done completely from the comfort of your own home. Participants will complete online surveys prior to and after completing the IMMI course. Participants will be compensated with a $50 Visa Gift Card once they have completed the study. Please click the button below to learn more about the screening process and eligibility to participate in the IMMI-Phase 3 study.
If you experience any technical issues, please email Jennifer Okonsky with “IMMI Screening” in the subject line.
Integrative Restoration (iRest – Phase 3)
This study is investigating the effects of an online iRest webinar series to evaluate its effects on depression symptoms in older adults. iRest is based on Yoga Nidra, which is a state of meditation and complete relaxation where meditators withdraw into an inner sensory world. The iRest video course consists of four modules and includes educational information and experiential meditations. Participants will be asked to watch one module a week for four weeks. Each module is approximately 1 hour long. Participants will complete online surveys prior to and after completing the iRest course and will be compensated with a $50 Visa Gift Card once they have completed the study. Please the button below to see if you are eligible to participate in the iRest-Phase 3 study.
If you experience any technical issues, please email Nina Fry with “iRest Screening” in the subject line.