Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), an Empirically Researched Stress Reduction Program Helps Teachers Tap into their Own Inner Resources to Become more Present with their Students while Better Managing their Own Health

Peggy ZielinskiMBSR teacher, Peggy Zielinski, MSW, local to Greenville, offers in-person and online access to this 8-week course that provides an opportunity for teachers to experience the many benefits of incorporating this stress-reducing practice into their lives.

Greenville, SC/March 3, 2020 – Our Inward Journey, LLC, is providing Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses, both in-person and online, with a focus on incorporating this course into the Professional Development and Corporate Wellness programs of public and private school systems in the Greenville, SC area and across the globe.

Stress within the teaching profession has a negative impact on the health and well-being of individual teachers and on retention and recruitment for the profession. There is increasing literature to suggest that Mindfulness is a useful intervention to address a variety of psychological problems, and that Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a particularly helpful intervention for stress.

Recent research investigated the effects of teaching a MBSR course to primary school teachers to reduce stress. The MBSR course was taught to a group of primary school teachers and evaluated to establish its effects on levels of anxiety, depression, and stress, as well as movement towards a stated goal and changes in awareness.
The results showed improvement for most participants for anxiety, depression, and stress, some of which were statistically significant. There were also significant improvements on two of the four dimensions of a mindfulness skills inventory. These results suggest that this approach could be a potentially cost-effective method to combat teacher stress and burnout.

Our Inward Journey LLC seeks to educate and empower corporations, including hospitals and educational institutions with effective tools to assist employees in recognizing the impact of improperly managed stress, accepting responsibility for current unhelpful behavior patterns, and incorporating tools to empower behavior change to reduce stress, through incorporating mindfulness practices into their day-to-day lives. Peggy Zielinski, MSW MBSR, provides these courses, with a hybrid opportunity of in-person and/or online access, and courses are individualized to meet the specific needs of each organization.
Editors Note: to learn more about incorporating this program with your teachers, staff, or employees, contact Peggy Zielinski at peggy@peggyzielinski.com or +1 864 386 4893. More information is available at www.ourinwardjourney.com/mbsr.

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