Educational or Curriculum – Before/Afterschool Activity

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: Reduced teacher stress and reduced depression symptoms.

Reference: Gold, E., Smith, A., Hopper, I., Herne, D., Tansey, G., & Hulland, C. (2010). Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) for primary school teachers. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 19(2), 184–189

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good