The Three Treasures Study on Transforming Loss and Grief

Please join us for a one-of-a-kind research study

The student asked her Zen Teacher:
“How will I ever be liberated?”
The Zen Teacher replied:
“Who has put you in prison?”

Would you be interested in contributing five minutes of your day for 14 days towards an independent research study called The Three Treasures Practice?

The Three Treasures Practice is a simple daily meditation utilizing the benefits of EMDR, Positive Psychology and Loving Kindness Meditation. No prior experience is needed. Instructions will be provided.

By contributing to this study you will help document what works and what doesn’t in transitioning separating emotions of loss and grief into connecting emotions such as trust, kindness and joy.

“Loss and grief” can be defined as any emotions that cause “mental pain, distress, or sorrow; deep or violent sorrow, caused by loss or trouble; a keen or bitter feeling of regret for something lost” (Oxford English Dictionary). “Loss and grief” does not necessarily refer to bereavement of a loved one; it can also refer to loss of routine, loss of expectations, grief caused by environmental/social changes, etc. If you are currently not experiencing loss and grief, please wait to participate in another study.

To start, you will complete the University of Pennsylvania’s VIA Character Strength Questionnaire. The study will begin after completing the questionnaire. It will last two weeks. Each day you will devote five minutes to the Three Treasures Practice at a time that works best for you. At the end of each week you will fill out a short questionnaire that will be sent to you to track your experience.

The anonymous data will be collected and shared in the upcoming book Dynamic Trio: EMDR, Positive Psychology and Coaching.

You may begin the study as soon as you register.

Once registered, you will receive an email with instructions to proceed.

Should you have any questions please contact us at ThreeTreasuresStudy@gmail.com.

With a deep bow of thanks,

Ann-Marie McKelvey
LPCC, MCC, Buddhist Chaplain, EMDR Approved Consultant

Mac Dryden
BS