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The Lived Experience of Adults Using a Meditation App (Headspace): A Phenomenological Study
Format: Thesis
Publication Year: 2017
Publisher: St. Catherine University
Pages: 72
Sources ID: 116821
Collection: Meditation Apps
Visibility: Public (group default)
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Study sought qualitative data on the lived experiences of adults using Headspace, a meditation app created in 2010. Researchers analyzed the journal entries of 12 adults over the duration of 10 meditation sessions and found six common themes: relaxation, thoughts, emotions, senses, breathing, and reduced stress. Findings suggest that relaxation achieved through these smartphone-based meditation sessions supported the process of stress reduction.