We were so inspired by the results of a recent study by Dr. Meredith Yuhas and her assistant, Allyson Cooper, that we want to ask you to help out with another research project of theirs.
Dr. Yuhas wants to collect information that can help us further understand how people use Zentangle, including as a mindfulness activity, and gain further insights into the benefits of using the Zentangle method.
"Mindfulness" is that state of relaxed focus that almost immediately occurs when you create something according to the Zentangle method. With Zentangle, you can deliberately shift your attention into that beneficial inner stance without medication or doctrine.
Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program at UMass Medical Center, writes,
"Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally."
In other words, even if you never heard the term "mindfulness" you've probably experienced it if you've created Zentangle art.
This survey is anonymous and should only take about 5-10 minutes of your time. If you'd like to participate please to to this link.
This survey will close on Friday, August 31, 2012.
Thank you so much for helping out.