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Mindfulness-based stress reduction as a method for personnel development: A pilot evaluation
International Journal of Stress Management
Short Title: Mindfulness-based stress reduction as a method for personnel development
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: 2007
Pages: 188-198
Library/Archive: (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved
Sources ID: 21498
Visibility: Private
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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a potential candidate for learning to cope with stress in a high-stress professional environment. In a pilot study the authors evaluated the potential of MBSR for stress management. Workers participated in an MBSR training for stress-related problems (treatment, n = 12) or waited for such a course (control, n = 11). The authors conducted interviews and measured coping and well-being. Qualitative interviews indicated that subjects had attained more awareness of work-related problems contributing to stress and had grown more critical toward their work environment. In the treatment group, positive strategies of coping with stress increased and negative strategies of coping decreased (significant difference at post treatment: p = .039 compared to control). Eighty-two percent of the participants reported having reached their personal goal.

Psychiatry and Contemplation
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction / Cognitive Therapy
Health Care and Contemplation
Psychotherapy and Contemplation
Contemplation by Applied Subject