Dhevaksha Naidoo

The effects of residential health and wellness retreat experiences on health and wellbeing

This project aims to evaluate what measurable impact virtual retreat programs might have on resilience and coping during periods of crisis. The study will measure changes in resilience for virtual retreat participants using the Connor Davidson Resilience Scale, changes in coping for retreat participants using the Brief-Cope questionnaire, and collect saliva samples for telemore length analysis. A qualitative evaluation will also be conducted via semi-structured telephone interviews with retreat participants.


Carolyn Ee, Emeritus Professor Alan Bensoussan, Dr Michael de Manincor