Evaluating the effectiveness of enhancing resilience in human sevice professionals using a retreat-based Mindfulness with Metta Training Program: A randomised control trialPsychology, Health and Medicine
Date of this Version5-14-2013
Document TypeJournal Article
AbstractThis paper explores the feasibility of a brief Mindfulness with Metta Training Program (MMTP), targeting the enhancement of mindfulness and self-compassion in a retreat format, as a means of increasing resilience in human services professionals. In this randomised control trial, 44 human services professionals were randomly allocated either to a MMTP retreat group or to a control group. Following the MMTP intervention, no significant differences between the retreat and control groups were found on resilience, mindfulness and self-compassion variables. However, significant improvements were observed over time for the retreat group for mindfulness and self-compassion at one and four months and for resilience at four-months post MMTP intervention. The results of this pilot study show that MMTP in a retreat format is a promising method of increasing resilience, mindfulness and self-compassion in human services professionals.
Citation InformationAileen M. Pidgeon, Lucas Ford and Frances Klaassen. "Evaluating the effectiveness of enhancing resilience in human sevice professionals using a retreat-based Mindfulness with Metta Training Program: A randomised control trial" Psychology, Health and Medicine (2013) ISSN: 1465-3966
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