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Does Integrative Restoration (iRest) Meditation Decrease Perceived Stress Levels and Negative Moods in School Counselors?
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  • Bobbie Birdsall, Boise State University
  • Mary Pritchard, Boise State University
  • Patt Elison-Bowers, Boise State University
  • Jaqueline Spann, Boise State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2011
Abstract
Research suggests that many counselors experience stress in the workplace. In fact, Sears and Navin (1983) reported that 14.8% of school counselors viewed counseling as “very stressful,” 50.4% rated it “moderately stressful,” and 30.1% found it “mildly stressful.” In addition, Arvay and Uhlemann (1996) reported that 16% of counselors working with trauma patients felt that they were highly psychologically fatigued. Just over a quarter (26%) reported that they were dissatisfied with their level of productivity at work, and 14% claimed to experience extreme stress levels similar to patients who have post-traumatic stress disorder.
Citation Information
Bobbie Birdsall, Mary Pritchard, Patt Elison-Bowers and Jaqueline Spann. "Does Integrative Restoration (iRest) Meditation Decrease Perceived Stress Levels and Negative Moods in School Counselors?" Vistas (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mary_pritchard/41/