Using Mindfulness to Improve Well-Being and Reduce Burnout in Schools

This session is from the NASP 2022 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 4
  • Skill Level: Introduction

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. understand the application of the dual factor model and hedonic and eudaimonic well-being
  2. apply mindfulness skills to reduce burnout symptoms
  3. propagate benefits of mindfulness to school communities


Burnout is a pervasive problem among school professionals. Participants will learn foundational well-being concepts and practice mindfulness skills. The dual-factor model of mental health—eudaimonic and hedonic well-being—and positive effects of mindfulness on well-being and burnout reduction will be reviewed using lessons based on the Mindfulness Ambassador Program (MAP). The program is an opportunity to propagate benefits of mindfulness to improve the well-being of school communities.



Caroline Mousa, University of Houston
Brian Dang, University of Houston
Bradley H. Smith, University of Houston


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