Educational or Curriculum

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Initiative Description: 8-week course for teachers that included guided practice (2.5 hrs/week) of mindful meditation by instructors, and daily individual practice for 15-45 minutes. Participants were also provided with guided recordings to support their individual practice.

Study Results: Teachers evaluated challenging students in a more positive light, Reported using more adaptive strategies for coping with job stress

Reference: Taylor, C., Harrison, J., Haimovitz, K., Oberle, E., Thomson, K., Schonert-Reichl, K., & Roeser, R.W. (2016). Examining ways that a mindfulness-based intervention reduces stress in public school teachers: A mixed-methods study. Mindfulness, 2016(7), 115-129.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good