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Training Helps Bust Teacher Burnout

Jun 18, 2012 03:39PM

Teaching is tough, and teachers that stick with the profession have higher than average rates of stress and burnout than most other college-educated workers. A new study published by the journal Emotion explores how Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB), a training approach that combines Buddhist practices of meditation and compassion with education drawn from Western psychology about emotion, can help. Teachers that participated in an eight-week CEB program showed a strong drop in feelings of depression and an increase in positive states of mind.

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