Mindfulness & Interoception Survey

Mehling WE, Price C, Daubenmier JJ, Acree M, Bartmess E, Stewart A. (2012) The Multidimensional Assessment of Interoceptive Awareness (MAIA). PLoS ONE 7(11): e48230. More Information

Brown, K. W., & Ryan, R. M. (2003). The benefits of being present: mindfulness and its role in psychological well-being. Journal of personality and social psychology, 84(4), 822. Link

 

This survey has 20 questions and there will be a bit more information about this questionnaire after you filled them in, as we don't want to bias your answers before you do the questionnaire.

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Please indicate how often each statement applies to you generally in daily life.

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1. When I am tense, I notice where the tension is located in my body.
2. I notice when I am uncomfortable in my body.
3. I notice where in my body I am comfortable.
4. I notice changes in my breathing, such as whether it slows down or speeds up.
5. I can pay attention to my breath without being distracted by things happening around me.
6. I can maintain awareness of my inner bodily sensations even when there is a lot going on around me.
7. When I am in conversation with someone, I can pay attention to my posture.
8. I can return awareness to my body if I am distracted.
9. I can refocus my attention from thinking to sensing my body.
10. I can maintain awareness of my whole body even when a part of me is in pain or discomfort.
11. I am able to consciously focus on my body as a whole.
12. When I feel overwhelmed, I can find a calm place inside.
13. When I bring awareness to my body, I feel a sense of calm.
14. I can use my breath to reduce tension.
15. When I am caught up in thoughts, I can calm my mind by focusing on my body/breathing.
16. It seems I am “running on automatic” without much awareness of what I’m doing.
17. I run through activities without being really attentive to them.
18. I get so focused on the goal I want to achieve that I lose touch with what I am doing right now to get there.
19. I do jobs or tasks automatically, without being aware of what I’m doing.
20. I find myself doing things without paying attention.