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Mindfulness

, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp 208–216 | Cite as

The Effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction on Educator Stress and Well-Being: Results from a Pilot Study

  • Jennifer L. FrankEmail author
  • Diane Reibel
  • Patricia Broderick
  • Todd Cantrell
  • Stacie Metz
ORIGINAL PAPER

Abstract

We assessed the effectiveness of an adapted mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program on educator stress and well-being. The study included 36 high school educators who participated in either an 8-week adapted MBSR program or a waitlist control group. Results suggested that educators who participated in MBSR reported significant gains in self-regulation, self-compassion, and mindfulness-related skills (observation, nonjudgment, and nonreacting). Significant improvements in multiple dimensions of sleep quality were found as well. These findings provide promising evidence of the effectiveness of MBSR as a strategy to promote educator’s personal and professional well-being. Implications and directions for future research are discussed.

Keywords

Mindfulness Mindfulness-based stress reduction MBSR Meditation Teachers Educators Effectiveness Self-regulation Self-compassion Sleep Well-being Observation Nonjudgment Nonreacting 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jennifer L. Frank
    • 1
    Email author
  • Diane Reibel
    • 1
  • Patricia Broderick
    • 1
  • Todd Cantrell
    • 1
  • Stacie Metz
    • 1
  1. 1.Prevention Research CenterPennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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