Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for Primary School Teachers

This article examines the relationship between mindfulness and stress in the teaching profession and its negative impact on teachers. After investigating the effects of a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course on primary school teachers, results showed improvement for most participants for anxiety, depression, and stress, some of which were statistically significant. Results suggest mindfulness could be a cost-effective method to combat teacher stress and burnout and allow them to be better teachers.



Gold, E., Herne, D., Hopper, I., Hulland, C., Smith, A., & Tansey, G. (2010). Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) for primary school teachers. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 19, 184-189.