Does the Camino de Santiago change your life? A psychological study seeks the answer

Most pilgrims who complete the Camino de Santiago are certain that something changes in their lives after doing it. They experience very positive feelings of well-being and self-realization after having reached their goal.

With the aim of demonstrating the short and medium term benefits of the Camino de Santiago among pilgrims, the Ultreya Project was born. Behind this research are entities such as the San Juan de Dios Foundation, the University of Zaragoza, the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Quietude Mindfulness Center, the Federal University of Sao Paulo, the Research Network on Preventive Activities and Health Promotion (RedIAPP) and the Center for Biomedical Research Network – Mental Health (CIBERSAM). The Agrupación de Asociaciones del Camino del Norte and the Asociación Abriendo Camino, Amigos del Camino Norte de Santiago also collaborate with the project.

The Ultreya Project studies the effects of walking the Camino de Santiago on the mood of pilgrims. All the people who have lived this experience in the past or who are currently doing the pilgrimage route can participate in the research. If this is your case, all you have to do is complete this online form and wait for the results.

Have you ever completed the Camino de Santiago and feel that your life has changed in some way? We encourage you to tell us about your experience.

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