Would you like to learn ways to better manage stress?

Find your serenity now.

Participate in the Serenity Study!

To find out if you’re eligible to participate:

Click here for Cleveland, OH area

Click here for Philadelphia, PA area



The Serenity Study is a voluntary research study that will assess different approaches to stress management in order to help lower blood pressure. You may be eligible to participate if you:

  • have blood pressure in the pre-hypertensive range (systolic BP 120-140 or diastolic BP 80-90)
  • are a healthy adult between the ages of 21 and 70
  • are interested in learning ways to better manage stress
  • are not taking blood pressure medication 
  • are a non-smoker 

If you are eligible and decide to participate in the Serenity Study, you will be asked to:

  • provide baseline measurements of blood pressure and complete surveys 
  •  participate in an 8-week stress management class 
  •  provide a 6-month and 1-year follow-up assessment of blood pressure and complete surveys

Qualified study participants will receive an 8-week stress management course at no cost to them and monetary compensation may be provided.