Educational or Curriculum – Medical

Initiative Description: Implement a stress management program that combines cognitive behavioral approaches with complementary and alternative medicine. The intervention involves cognitive behavioral therapy, self-management, relaxation techniques, mindful exercises, aromatherapy, and acupressure

Study Results: Reduced stress, reduced depression and reduced anxiety symptoms.

Reference: Tsang, H.W.H., Cheung, W.M., Chan, A.H.L., Fung, K.M.T., Leung, A.Y., & Au, D.W.H. (2013). A pilot evaluation on a stress management programme using a combined approach of cognitive behavioral therapy and complementary and alternative medicine for elementary school teachers. Stress Health, 31, 35-43.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good