Reduce Stress. 

 Improve your health &  the UCLA Community. 

Are you a UCLA Employee?

Find out if you're eligible to participate!

What is Stress Free UCLA?

The Stress Free UCLA Study is the first large-scale research program focused on workplace stress in employees across University of California, San Francisco campus. 


By participating in the study, you will help the UCLA wide community learn if HeadspaceTM, a meditation application for your computer and smart phone, can improve your health and wellbeing.

What is the goal of the study?

The goal of this study is to better understand how stress impacts health and well-being of UCLA employees and test a digital meditation intervention called Headspace™.

Who is conducting the study?

This is a research study led by Lauren Hofschneider and Dr. A. Janet Tomiyama.

How is my info kept safe?

As researchers, we understand information about your life is personal. It’s our priority to keep the information you share for this study private. All information about you will be deidentified, meaning it’s kept separate from your name, phone number, or email, and no one outside of our study staff will have access to your records, including your employer. Providing access to your medical record will in no way affect the care you receive at UCLA.

What does it mean to join?
  • See below or click here to see the study timeline!

  • You will be asked complete online questionnaires about your health, lifestyle, and feelings. This will take between 5-20 minutes each time and will happen at: 

    • The beginning of the study

    • +4-weeks

    • +8-weeks

    • +4-months

    • +12-months

  • We will ask for access to your medical and employment records so we can better understand how stress and stress-improvement is related to health, doctor visits, number of work absences, and more. 


If you enroll, you will be selected to either the: 

If you're in this group, you will use a meditation program called Headspace™, available over the computer or on your smartphone, for 10 minutes each day for 8-weeks.


If you're in this group, you will continue life as you normally do, without the Headspace™ meditation application. After 4 months, you will be given a one-year subscription to the Headspace™ application too!


Study Timeline

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