What affect meditation have on perceptions of pain?


by : 
Elizabeth C.


This research project questions the effect of mindfulness meditation and how it can help to reduce pain. The goal is to compare the level of pain the people rate before and after they do meditation to figure out if mindfulness meditation can help reduce the level of pain people feel/think they have felt. After asking students to stretch for 10-15 seconds, they will be asked to rate their pain level from 0-5(none to extreme). Then, they will start a 30 day meditation using an app called 'Headspace'. Each student will go through the same meditation course to minimize variation. After the 30 days, they will be asked to do the same stretch for 10-15 seconds and asked to rate their pain level.