Mindfulness Training Shows Promise for Teachers in New Study

Over the course of three years, dozens of sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade teachers in a large urban school district in the Pacific Northwest agreed to participate in a randomized controlled trial.

Twenty-nine of the teachers were selected to serve as a control group and were put on a waiting list. Meanwhile, 29 other teachers were invited to participate in an eight-week, ten-session mindfulness training program based on Jon Kabat-Zinn’s widely used Mindfulness-based stress reduction program. These teachers were taught strategies for dealing with stressful situations.


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