TM Can Decrease Teacher Burnout: New Research

A new study published in The Permanente Journal (Vol. 18, No.1) shows the Transcendental Meditation technique can substantially reduce teacher burnout.

Research indicates that stress and burnout are pervasive problems among employees, with teachers being especially vulnerable to unsustainable levels of job stress. Burnout, a syndrome of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and job dissatisfaction, has been found to contribute to lower teacher performance and higher absenteeism and job turnover rates.

This current study sought to determine whether practice of the Transcendental Meditation (TM) program results in lower psychological distress and decreased burnout in teachers and support staff at the Bennington School in Vermont, a special in-residence school for students with behavioral problems.

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