Initiative Description: A literature search was conducted in the fall of 2014 using PubMed, Google Scholar, ERIC, PsychCentral, and reference list searches. Inclusion criteria included the following: a) studies published in peer-reviewed journals b) teenagers in middle and high school c) 10 or more subjects d) MM (vs. other meditation forums) e) outcomes related to mental health and well-being). Search terms included: adolescents, teenagers, meditation, mindfulness, stress, health, and schools. The more time in spent in MM practice, the greater the benefits experienced. MM appears to be a promising approach to reducing stress and positively affect well-being amongst adolescents.
Study Results: Reduced stress, improved well-being.
Reference: Erbe, R., & Lohrmann, D. (2015). Mindfulness Meditation for Adolescent Stress and Well-Being: A Systematic Review of the Literature with Implications for School Health Programs. The Health Educator,47(2), 12-19.
Level of Evidence: Good