Educational or Curriculum

Initiative Description: A multicomponent stress management program with the use of complementary alternative medicine and cognitive behavioral approaches. Cognitive behavioral techniques included identification of sources of work-related stress at school, the introduction of the cognitive-behavioral model such as identification of the activating event and their automatic thoughts, cognitive restructuring techniques. The complimentary alternative medicine techniques included acupressure and health qigong exercises.

Study Results: Reduced teacher stress

Reference: Au, D. W. H., Tsang, H. W. H., Lee, J. L. C., Leung, C. H. T., Lo, J. Y. T., Ngai, S. P. C., & Cheung, W. M. (2016). Psychosomatic and physical responses to a multi-component stress management program among teaching professionals: A randomized study of cognitive behavioral intervention (CB) with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) approach. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 80, 10–16.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good