Mindful Based Stress Reduction

in the life of an ER Nurse

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Come join us in celebrating life and wellness. Enjoy free cooking demonstrations, yoga and meditation classes, see the latest in wellness tech gadgets, and take part in the social connectedness alive in your community.

What is Mindful Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)?

MBSR is a program dedicated to alleviating stress from an individuals life. Through meditation, mindfulness and increasing cognitive awareness, participants will begin to feel in control of their lives again. They will regain focus, stability, and happiness spiritually, emotionally, physically and mentally. Programs include mindful meditation, training in coping strategies, yoga, nutrition and group sessions to ensure all aspects of an individuals health are being healed.

Programs such as these have been offered in prisons, medical facilities, schools, community centers, etc...and have shown significant improvement in attitudes and well being of the participants. Anyone who feels the pressures of everyday life pushing and pulling at them, would benefit from Mindful Based Stress Reduction.

Research and Effectivness

“MBSR has been found to decrease nurses’ stress and increase nurses’ ability to focus, increase attention, and decrease distractive, ruminative thoughts and behaviors” (Smith, 2014, p 128)

“MBSR has the potential to improve patient care and nurse clinical environments” (Smith, 2014, p 129)

“The results…support the feasibility and potential effectiveness of a brief mindfulness training program for reducing symptoms of burnout, enhancing relaxation, and improving life satisfaction for nurses…” (Mackenzie, Poulin, Seidman-Carlson, 2005, p 108)

"MBSR training offers an avenue for nurses to ground themselves, attend to their inner thoughts and emotions, achieve and maintain self-control, and regain the caring, compassionate attitudes that may be lost when occupational or personal stress isn’t properly managed.” (Johnson, Penprase,Pittiglio, Pittiglio, 2015, p 39)

“Through MBSR training, Nurses are able to recognize the initial stages of stress, alleviate their physical reactions to stress quickly and attune themselves to their patients, thus strengthening the rapport they have with patients and the quality of care they provide.” (Johnson, et al., 2015, p 41)


  • Free streaming videos
  • Online / streaming meditation classes
  • Nutrition/Life Coaching
  • Health and Wellness blogs

The Yoga Project

  • $12-$175
  • Waxahachie, Midlothian, and Mansfield locations
  • Yoga classes teaching mindfulness

Crescent Yoga Studio

  • $12-$660
  • Midlothian
  • Yin Yonga and Meditation classes
  • Restorative yoga and meditation classes

Resource Book/workbooks

"Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment—and your Life" by Jon Kabat-Zinn

"A Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Workbook" by Bob Stahl, Elisha Goldstein, Saki Santorelli, Jon Kabat-Zinn

"Full Catastrophe Living" by Jon Kabat-Zinntastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn


American Society of Registered Nurses. (2007) How Severe Is Nurse Burnout In The Emergency Department? Journal of Nursing. Nursing Journals: American Society of Registered Nurses

Johnson, A., Penprase, B., Pittiglio, B., Pittiglio, L., (December, 2015). Does mindfulness-based stress reduction training improve nurse satisfaction? Nursing Management. doi: 10.1097/01.NUMA.0000470772.17731.e6

Mackenzie, C., Poulin, P., Seidman-Carlson, R., ( August, 2005). A brief mindfulness-based stress reduction intervention for nurses and nurse aides. Applied Nursing Research. doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2005.08.002

Smith, S., (June, 2014) Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: An Intervention to Enhance the Effectiveness of Nurses’ Coping With Work-Related Stress. International Journal of Nursing Knowledge. Vol. 25/2

Cody Pierce, Community Health Major, Texas Woman's University