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The Feasibility of Mindfulness Training to Reduce Stress among Social Workers: A Conceptual Paper
The health and well-being of social workers are attracting attention from researchers, organisations and the profession itself. Mindfulness intervention studies across a multitude of groups have yielded positive effects, including the alleviation of mental health difficulties for numerous populations. However, the effectiveness of mindfulness-based interventions with social workers is yet to be determined. This conceptual paper considers the evidence and the feasibility of applying mindfulness training to address the stress, coping efforts and subsequent health outcomes of social workers, through the theoretical lens of the Transactional Model of Stress and Coping.