The ReSource Project

The ReSource Project is a unique, large-scale study

The ReSource Project is a unique, large-scale study on Eastern and Western methods of mental training.  Over a period of eleven months, participants practice a wide range of mental exercises that are designed to enhance attentional control, body- and self-awareness, healthy emotion regulation, self-care, compassion, empathy, and perspective taking. Overall, the aim of the training is to improve mental health and social skills. It may reduce stress, improve mental clarity, increase life satisfaction, and lead to a better understanding of others’ views, values and actions.

The ReSource Project is a secular program developed by a team of experienced meditation teachers, scientists, and psychotherapists. It is conducted in Leipzig and Berlin as part of a research project of the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences.

The Principal Investigator of the project is Prof. Dr. Tania Singer, Director of the Social Neuroscience Department at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig. The project is supported by funds from the European Research Council and the Max Planck Society.

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What can you expect as a Participant?

Over a period of eleven months, you will be taught by a team of experienced teachers in a wide range of mental training methods. This includes classic meditation, and also specifically designed individual and dyadic exercises.  
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Background and Content of the Study

Over the last decades, isolation, stress, and psychological tensions have been steadily increasing in our society. Recently, the study of mental training techniques, such as meditation, has delivered promising results. 
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ReSource News

We will start our recruitment process for the study on November 12th 2012. We are looking for healthy subjects between 20 and 55 years old, with little or no experience in meditation. All courses will be taught in German. Thus an excellent knowledge of the German language is required for participating in the project.

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If you are interested in participating in the ReSource Project, please apply here: read more

Stand: January 2014, The ReSource Project
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