Breathing to Manage Anxiety

The Effect of a Mindfulness Breathing Exercise on COVID-19 Anxiety

This study aimed to test the effectiveness of a mindful breathing technique on COVID-19 related stress. We predicted that those who were exposed to the mindful breathing exercise would score lower on the anxiety questionnaire compared to the control group. Our hope is to provide insight on resources in mindfulness activities for the city in hopes that it can help individuals reduce anxiety.

The Team

  • Students: Tavia McQuay, Hannah Young, Ruby Erck, Samantha Huezo, Harsimar Kaur
  • Instructor: Dr. Douglas Alards-Tomalin
  • Partners: Heather Evans (City of North Vancouver)
  • Course code: PSYC 212