Ian developed an interest in mindfulness in 2016, when he got involved in a study that aimed to alleviate anxious and/or depressive symptoms in kidney dialysis patients using mindfulness techniques. Since then, he has been fascinated by the various uses of mindfulness, as well as how it can be utilized to achieve a number of health benefits, including weight loss. This drew him to the Health Psychology Lab, where he is currently conducting his senior honours thesis on a study that seeks to evaluate the efficacy of a brief mindfulness-based intervention for weight loss. Ian is also the research coordinator for this study, and he is enjoying being able to communicate with participants and receive their feedback on the program. During Ian's free time, you can find him hanging out with friends, going on road trips, or binge watching Netflix.
ian.bernstein [at] mail.mcgill.ca