Standardized Meditation Program based on The American Meditation Society
Initiative Description: Standardized meditation program consisting of an introduction to the benefits of meditating, its application in the life of teacher, instruction in a basic mantra meditation practice, instruction in a basic pranayama (breathing) practice, group practice of the techniques, discussion of experiences, encouragement to establish a routine of practice, and progressive muscle relaxation.
Study Results: Reduced teacher stress.
Reference: Anderson, V. L., Levinson, E. M., Barker, W., & Kiewra, K. R. (1999). The effects of meditation on teacher perceived occupational stress, state and trait anxiety, and burnout.
School Psychology Quarterly, 14(1), 3–25
Level of Evidence: Very Good