Military Care Providers Project

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Overview

The Center has worked with the US Army to explore the uses of meditation to restore resiliency in chaplains and medical caregivers. The project includes a research report on The Use of Meditation and Mindfulness Practices to Support Military Care Providers. That report served as the basis of a meeting at the National Cathedral in Washington DC in February 2009, a one-day dialogue between mindfulness meditation and contemplative neuroscience subject matter experts (practitioners and scientists) and Army leaders. The symposium focused on research related to the use of mindfulness training and contemplative practices with caregivers, soldiers, and family members.

Prospectus

The Use of Meditation and Mindfulness Practices to Support Military Care Providers

by Maia Duerr, 50 pages, 370 KB .pdf