Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Study on Prayer and Connecting With Others - A Call for Participation

Craig Cruzan is a PhD student at the University of Oklahoma who is writing his doctoral dissertation on prayer and connecting with others. Craig has become familiar with my approach to spiritual formation, and is incorporating some of it into his dissertation. Craig also uses some of the things I do regarding prayer and spiritual formation in his counseling practice, and in leading small group Bible studies and discussions.

As part of his research Craig is looking for volunteers to participate in a research study titled Mindfulness and Connection. I encourage you to consider being a part of this study. This will not only help Craig, but will also be of great interest to me and my approach to prayer and spiritual formation.

The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between mindfulness, spirituality, and how we connect to others in our lives. If you agree to be in this study, you will be asked to answer simple questions concerning your thoughts about connecting to others. 

Participants who complete the full survey will be offered the opportunity to enter a drawing for one of several Amazon.com gift certificates. The only requirement for participation is that you must be at least 18 years of age.

Participating is entirely voluntary and anonymous. It will take approximately 10-15 minutes of your time. While there is no direct benefit for participants in this study, the implications for this research could help increase our understanding of psychology and may support further research into interventions for use in counseling, religious, and other settings. If you are willing to help Craig with this research, please follow the link below to answer the questions on a secure server.