“Mind Body Interventions for the Student Population”
This crossover randomized design study's objective is to see if mind body interventions can help students on a college campus manage their chronic pain and/or PTSD. Participants will attend 10 mind body skills group sessions that are 2 hours each. These group sessions teach a variety of ways (skills) for people to express their feelings. A licensed doctor, who is certified to teach mind-body skills group classes, will lead the skills group. Participants will be assessed with an anxiety questionnaire, a chronic pain measure and a measure of heart rate variability. There will be two groups. Group 1 will begin intervention after baseline testing and will receive follow-up skill sessions once every month for 6 months. The first group will also attend bonus classes during the next 6 months. The second group will do baseline testing and no intervention for the first 10 weeks. They will then participate in the skills groups the second 10 weeks. There will be 3,6 and 12 month follow up data also taken.
Behavioral - Mind body skills
2 hour skill sessions that focus on mindfulness: The topics for each session is based upon the Centers for Mind Body Medicine model. Both groups will follow this same weekly topic schedule. Introduction and Drawings Autogenic Training and Biofeedback Guided Imagery Meditation Mobilizing, Transforming, and Celebrating Emotion Genograms part 1 Genograms part 2 Mindful Eating and Healthy Nutrition Spirituality Closing Drawings and Ritual
Mind Body Interventions for the Student Population