Educational or Curriculum

Initiative Description: Conduct a meditation training on the RISE response for teachers. RISE includes a simple meditation technique using sound as a focusing device and three corollary techniques. The program prescribed a formal meditation practice period while the three corollary practices were to be used at any time to remind subjects to focus attention. Subjects assigned to the meditation group attended four 45-minute meditation training sessions. The corollary practices were: Mantra, slowing down, and one-pointed attention.

Study Results: Reduced teacher stress.

Reference: Winzelberg, A. J., & Luskin, F. M. (1999). The effect of a meditation training in stress levels in secondary school teachers. Stress Medicine, 15(2), 69–77

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good