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MEDYTATE study: Researching the effects of Moving Meditation on Eating Disorders (Participants wanted!)

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Do you have a history of or currently have anorexia, bulimia or EDNOS and want to try using moving meditation as a complementary therapy?

If you answered yes, you may be eligible to participate in the MEDYTATE study: a research study investigating the effects of either a Fung Loy Kok (FLK) Taoist Tai ChiTM or a standardized yoga series on your eating disorder symptoms and mindfulness skills.

The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of moving meditations as a complementary therapy for the treatment of the symptoms of eating disorders.

Anyone over the age of 16 who has been diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or an eating disorder not otherwise specified and is seeing, at minimum, a professional care provider, such as a therapist or a general practitioner as a primary care provider can enroll.

You will be asked to complete a series of questionnaires on your first and last class and attend either 10 weekly 1.5 hour Tai Chi classes or yoga classes once a week. It is free to participate. Yoga classes in Hamilton begin January 21st and run until March 24th, 2016.

Those that complete the questionnaires and 5/10 classes will receive a FREE class pass to a local yoga studio!

This study has been approved by the Hamilton Integrated Research Ethics Board (#15-177-S). Please contact macEDstudy@gmail.com to learn more!

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