Why the hype?

Why the hype?

Over the last 10 years, mindfulness meditation and mindfulness-based interventions have become extremely popular among the public and the scientific community. During that period, we have certainly learned a lot about the effects of mindfulness and its underlying processes, but we feel critical questions have been left unanswered: Why has mindfulness gained so much traction in Western societies? What are the individual, social, political or economic factors that can explain this booming interest in mindfulness? What does this mindfulness movement (Wilson, 2014) tell us about our society?

We would like to have your thoughts on why the hype on mindfulness in our society right now, and how you would like to see this movement unfold over the next 10 years. Your opinion is important for us.

For inquiries, please contact the research coordinator at maille.sarah@courrier.uqam.ca

Pourquoi un tel engouement à l’égard de la pleine conscience ?

Nous menons en ce moment une vaste enquête afin de mieux comprendre les facteurs individuels, sociétaux, politiques et économiques pouvant expliquer l’engouement à l’égard de la méditation et des interventions basées sur la pleine conscience en Occident.

Si vous avez quelques minutes, nous vous invitons à partager vos idées sur ce qui peut expliquer un tel engouement à l’égard de la pleine conscience dans notre société à l’heure actuelle, et de quelle manière vous souhaitez voir ce domaine se développer au cours des 10 prochaines années.

Pour toutes questions, contactez la coordonnatrice de l’étude: maille.sarah@courrier.uqam.ca