An investigation into the effects of mindful dance and mindfulness in tinnitus patients.

A postgraduate psychology student at the Leeds Trinity University is on the lookout for people to participate in a study on the effects of mindful dance and mindfulness in tinnitus patients.

Mindfulness has been shown to improve wellbeing and reduce tinnitus related stress. The purpose of this study is to see if participating in additional movement (mindful dance) can enhance these benefits.

What does the study involve?

Participants will be given the choice of either:

  • 8 weeks of mindfulness sources (provided in video format via email, 1 video per week)

-OR-

  • 8 weeks of mindfulness sources PLUS 8 weeks of mindful dance sources (provided in video format via email, 1 video per week) supported by a once a week live Microsoft Teams session.

What will be required of me?

Mindfulness & dance poster with silhouettes of two dancers against sky.You will be able to choose which intervention you receive (from the above). You will be asked to use the sources provided at least once a week, but as many times as you wish.

You will be required to complete three online surveys, one at the start of the study, one at the end of the study, and one three months after the study. These surveys will ask questions regarding tinnitus severity and individual experience of tinnitus, hearing loss, and mindfulness.

To be able to participate, you will need to confirm:

  • You are over the age of 18.
  • You experience tinnitus, and are happy to answer questions regarding your tinnitus.
  • You have access to a computer, iPad/tablet, or mobile phone to be able to view the sources.

How can I participate?

To be sent the full information sheet and instructions on how to participate, as well as to ask any questions regarding the study, please email Amelia Evans or Dr James Jackson.