Literature Review

Initiative Description:  Systematic review of empirical studies featuring analyses of mindfulness in occupational contexts. Databases were reviewed from the start of records to January 2016.  Programs (i.e., MBSR, b. Foundations course, CALM, CARE, SMART) focused on training the self-regulation of attention and awareness through sustained attention, executive attention, attention swtiching, selective attention and attention re-orienting and working memory.

Study Results: Improved teacher well-being (i.e., anxiety, burnout, resilience, compassion, depression, distress, anger, emotional regulation, health, job performance, mindfulness, stress, satisfaction)

Reference: Lomas, T., Medina, J.C., Ivtzan, I., Rupprecht, S., & Eiroa-Orosa, F.J. (2017). The impact of
mindfulness on the wellbeing and performance of educators: A systematic review of the empirical literature. Teaching and Teacher Education, 2017, 132-141.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good