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How Does Employee Mindfulness Reduce Psychological Distress?

  • Erin M. Eatough (a1)

As pointed out by Hyland, Lee, and Mills (2015), the most prominent effect of mindfulness is a significant decrease in experienced stress levels, and one of the most popular mindfulness interventions is mindfulness-based stress reduction. When it comes to psychological stress, desirable outcomes are both expected and documented for employees who adopt a mindful approach to work. But how are these beneficial effects happening, exactly?

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Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Erin M. Eatough, Department of Psychology, Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, Baruch College and The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, One Bernard Baruch Way, New York, NY 10010. E-mail:
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