Educational or Curriculum

Community Approach to Learning Mindfully (CALM)

Initiative Description: Implement Community Approach to Learning Mindfully (CALM) for educators: sessions included gentle yoga and mindfulness practices (i.e., breathing exercise, posture practice, meditation focused on relaxation, self-care, gratitude, and loving-kindness, sharing experiences with colleagues, personal practice outside of group sessions, self-regulation skills).

Study Results: Improved positive affect, Increased tolerance for negative emotions, Increased mindfulness, Increased efficacy for classroom management, Reduced teacher stress, Reduced blood pressure,

Reference: Harris, A. R., Jennings, P. A., Katz, D. A., Abenavoli, R. M., & Greenberg, M. T. (2015). Promoting stress management and wellbeing in educators: Feasibility and efficacy of a school-based yoga and mindfulness intervention. Mindfulness, 7(1), 143-154. doi:10.1007/s12671-015-0451-2

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good