Greeson JM, Toohey MJ, Pearce MJ. An adapted, four-week mind-body skills group for medical students: reducing stress, increasing mindfulness, and enhancing self-care. [Published 16 February 2015] Explore (NY). 2015;11(3):186-192
Mixed methods study demonstrates that there was a 32% decrease in perceived stress and a 16% increase in mindfulness after the 4 week mind-body skills course. Students also stated that the program helped them cope more skillfully with the stress and emotional challenges of medical school and helped increase self-care behaviors such as exercise, sleep and engaging in social support.