Cultural Understanding of Body Awareness (CUBA)
Cultural Understanding of Body Awareness (CUBA) involves focus groups that explore the differences in body awareness between American and Japanese cultures. When applying a Japanese translation of a questionnaire intended to capture changes in body awareness through mind-body interventions in psychology students in Japan, we found that the questionnaire did not work the same way it works in the United States and Europe. The goal of these focus groups is to understand the differences between cultures with regard to people’s relationship to their bodies.
- Principal Investigator: Wolf Mehling, MD, UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine