Got stress?

Most people experience stress at some point in their lives. Stress can make you feel bad. Stress can also make your health problems worse. This includes heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, depression, and more. Even cancer!

Here's how you can help! Join a nationwide study that looks at how to use mindfulness to cope with stress. This could help people with more than 100 different medical conditions, including Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

The study is called Healthy Mind Healthy You. The goal is to learn more about how mindfulness can reduce stress. In the study, you are randomly assigned to one of two online mindfulness programs, a three-session program or an eight-session program.

This study is for members of ImproveCareNow. It includes patients, caregivers, and family members.


What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness focuses on being in the present moment. At the same time, you observe your thoughts and feelings in an accepting, non-judgmental way. When you do mindfulness, you usually start by paying attention to your breathing and your body. Then you move to your thoughts and feelings

Mindfulness comes from a tradition that goes back hundreds of years. This study is not related to any religion.

What do I have to do to join?

  • Have access to the internet with a computer or mobile device. 
  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Review information about the study and agree (consent) to join the study.
  • Answer a few questions about yourself.
  • Complete the three-session or eight-session online mindfulness program. 
  • Fill out questionnaires during the study so we can see how you are doing. 


March 20, 2019 at 6:00pm - October 01, 2019
ImproveCareNow Research

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