Meditation Practice for Faculty: Decreasing Stress and Regularly Recharging Your Batteries

Credit: iStock.com/Lucia Ghetti
Credit: iStock.com/Lucia Ghetti
Feeling stressed, worn down, or burned out? If so, you’re far from alone. According to a February 2023 survey of more than 900 faculty, many are often or always physically exhausted (33 percent), emotionally drained (38 percent), or worn out (40 percent). Another study, the Healthy Minds Study, which surveyed faculty at eight 4-year institutions and eight community colleges between September 2022 and May 2023, reported that 64 percent of faculty felt “burned out because of work.”

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