Mindfulness training supported by a restorative natural setting: Integrating individual and environmental approaches to the management of adaptive resources

SND-ID: 2020-17

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Freddie Lymeus - Uppsala University, Department of Psychology

Terry Hartig - Uppsala University, Institute for Housing and Urban Research

Per Lindberg - Uppsala University, Department of Psychology

Description

This project integrates restorative environments research and mindfulness research: two disparate but related approaches to managing the demands of modern living. Both offer ways to improve attention regulation by detaching from routine mental contents and engaging with present experience. However, restoration works bottom-up, from supportive environmental features, while mindfulness meditation works top-down, through effortful training. Complementarities between the two are the foundations of restoration skills training (ReST), a five-week mindfulness-based course that uses mindful sensory exploration in a natural setting to build a meditative state effortlessly. As in conventional mindfulness training (CMT), ReST involves a learning structure to teach versatile adaptive skills. Data were collected in four rounds, with successively refined versions of ReST given in a botanic garden and formally matched CMT given indoors. Data were collected to test short-term outcomes of practice sessions and long-term course outcomes.

Language

English

Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

Uppsala University

Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data

No

Ethics Review

Uppsala - Ref. 2013/033

Method

Unit of analysis

Population

University students with stress or concentration problems

Sampling procedure

Non-probability: Availability

Time period(s) investigated

2013–2017

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Geographic description: Botanical Gardens of Uppsala, Uppsala Linnaean Gardens

Publications

Lymeus, F., Ahrling, M., Apelman, J., Florin, C. de M., Nilsson, C., Vincenti, J., Zetterberg, A., Lindberg, P., & Hartig, T. (2020). Mindfulness-based restoration skills training (ReST) in a natural setting compared to conventional mindfulness training: Psychological functioning after a five-week course. Frontiers in Psychology.

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Mindfulness-based restoration skills training (ReST) in a natural setting compared to conventional mindfulness training: Psychological functioning after a five-week course

Description

This data set underlies analyses presented in (Lymeus et al. (2020) Mindfulness-based restoration skills training (ReST) in a natural setting compared to conventional mindfulness training: Psychological functioning after a five-week course. Frontiers in Psychology). Data were collected before and directly after two different five-week mindfulness training courses: restoration skills training (ReST) and conventional mindfulness training, between which participants were randomly assigned. Particip

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Citation

Freddie Lymeus, Terry Hartig, Per Lindberg. Uppsala University, Department of Psychology (2020). <em>Mindfulness-based restoration skills training (ReST) in a natural setting compared to conventional mindfulness training: Psychological functioning after a five-week course</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/p34t-9j15">https://doi.org/10.5878/p34t-9j15</a>

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Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Freddie Lymeus - Uppsala University, Department of Psychology

Terry Hartig - Uppsala University, Institute for Housing and Urban Research

Per Lindberg - Uppsala University, Department of Psychology

Time period(s) investigated

2013-01–2017-06

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2013–2017
  • Data collector: Uppsala University
  • Source of the data: Research data: Published

Variables

30

Number of individuals/objects

181

Response rate/participation rate

70

Published: 2020-08-10