Useful Research Resources

Useful Research Resources

These resources are updated as additional material becomes available and is called to our attention, so please check back. If you find this information helpful, or if you know of other resources you would like to recommend, please e-mail the chair of the Research Committee.

  1. The Bibliography of Studies Related to Labyrinth Research (.pdf 517K) includes 107 bibliographic citations and abstracts of labyrinth-related research studies and articles. This bibliography will be updated periodically as the Research Committee becomes aware of additional studies. If you are aware of research studies, research-related articles, theses, and dissertations that are not included, please send bibliographic citations and abstracts (and copies of the complete studies or articles, if available) to research@labyrinthsociety.org.
  2. An article titled “Commonly Reported Effects of Labyrinth Walking" (.pdf 2.84MB) was published in the July 2008 issue of Labyrinth Pathways.  This article summarizes studies to the date of publication that report the effects of walking or otherwise interacting with a labyrinth on several physiological, psychological, and emotional variables.  The most frequently researched topics have been the effects of walking or otherwise interacting with a labyrinth on stress and on relaxation.
  3. The Labyrinth Walk Questionnaire and Instructions (.pdf 44K) provide an easy way for any individuals who facilitate labyrinth events to contribute to the field of labyrinth research. By including this questionnaire in your labyrinth events you will be assisting the Labyrinth Society in its ongoing efforts to collect data about labyrinths and the experiences of those who walk them. The questionnaire is non-intrusive. Participants are simply invited to complete the short questionnaire after they conclude a labyrinth walk. For additional information about the questionnaire or for assistance with its use, contact research@labyrinthsociety.org.   
  4. As TLS members and others submit Labyrinth Walk Questionnaire data to TLS, these data are summarized and compiled on an ongoing basis.  The latest compilation of Labyrinth Walk Questionnaire data (.pdf 50K) included here contains data from more than 500 respondents.  Individuals are invited to use the Labyrinth Walk Questionnaire at their labyrinth events and submit the results for inclusion in this ongoing compilation. 
  5. The Labyrinth Proposal Template gives examples of the information typically required for labyrinth funding. Resources are also included at the conclusion of the template. 
  6. The Institutional Review Board (IRB) Template covers the types of frequently asked questions by those who are new to the IRB process to provide an idea of some of the areas that you need to consider before engaging in a research project.

TLS Memberts can use the Labyrinth Society General Forum to ask questions and make connections with other like-minded people. This forum can become a vital link between researchers, students, facilitators, and others to encourage communication, to ask questions, to share resources, and to inspire each other.

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