Journal article

Improving Emotion Regulation, Well-being, and Neuro-cognitive Functioning in Teachers: a Matched Controlled Study Comparing the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Health Enhancement Programs

A Carroll, E Sanders-O’Connor, K Forrest, S Fynes-Clinton, A York, M Ziaei, L Flynn, JM Bower, D Reutens

Mindfulness | Springer Science and Business Media LLC | Published : 2021

Abstract

Objectives: This study assessed the effectiveness of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program (MBSR) compared to an active control intervention, the Health Enhancement Program (HEP) in reducing stress and burnout, and enhancing emotion regulation, well-being, and cognitive function in a group of Australian teachers experiencing work-related stress. The programs were evaluated across subjective and objective testing modalities including (1) teachers’ self-reported stress, burnout, psychological distress, emotion regulation, well-being, and mindfulness; (2) behavioural performance on cognitive tasks assessing attention, memory, emotion recognition, and cognitive control; and (3) the neur..

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