Educational or Curriculum

The B. Foundations Course

Initiative Description: The B. Foundations course from the Mindfulness in Schools Project included weekly 75-minute modules on focusing on attention to body (e.g., body scan), attention to thoughts (e.g., session four “Stepping Back from Thoughts & Worries), cultivation of self-compassion, as well as modules tailored more specifically for teachers (e.g., “All work and no play?”).

Study Results: Reduced teacher stress and increased well-being.

Reference: Beshai, S., McAlpine, L., Weare, K., & Kuyken, W. (2016). A non-randomised feasibility trial assessing the efficacy of a mindfulness-based intervention for teachers to reduce stress and improve well-being. Mindfulness 7, 198-208

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good