Awareness Training Program

Our research work of the ATP can be divided into two parts: first the development of the new therapeutic intervention, the Awareness Training Program (ATP) and test is efficacy and effectiveness; then to conduct neuroscientific research on how best to measure the effectiveness of the intervention program using noninvasive brain mapping tools, such as high-definition Electroencephalography (EEG).  Our works on the ATP that has been done were summarized as follows:

  • The theoretical foundation and program content of the ATP were completed.
  • Pilot training program of the ATP therapist was completed.
  • Pilot study or feasibility study was completed.
  • Randomized Controlled trial (RCT) had been carried out to assess the effectiveness of the ATP using both psychosocial and neuroscientific measures. The results of the study were very significant statistically.
  • The ATP had been offered to the community.
  • List of disseminations and publications:
    • Gao, J., Leung, H. K., Fan, J., Wu, B. W. Y., & Sik, H. H. (2022). The neurophysiology of the intervention strategies of Awareness Training Program on emotion regulation. Frontiers in Psychology13.
    • Wu, B. W. Y., Gao, J., Leung, H. K., & Sik, H. H. (2019). A randomized controlled trial of awareness training program (ATP), a group-based Mahayana Buddhist intervention. Mindfulness10(7), 1280-1293.
    • (ongoing)