Mindful-S.T.O.P.: Mindfulness Made Easy for Stress Reduction in Medical Students

Kar Cheng Phang, Ling Shian Keng, Chong Kai Chiang
2014 Education in Medicine Journal  
Medical students in Malaysia face enormous amount of stress that can compromise their medical training. A brief group Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (b-MBCT/Mindful-Gym) programme has been developed to help medical students cope more effectively with stress. The intervention was found to be effective for reducing stress and increasing subjective well-being among medical students in University Putra Malaysia (UPM). One of the training methodologies used in the programme, 'Mindful-S.T.O.P.,'
more » ... was particularly popular among the students. The aim of this paper is to describe the concept and application of this mindfulnessbased psychological tool (Mindful-S.T.O.P.) for stress reduction in medical students.
doi:10.5959/eimj.v6i2.230 fatcat:u7meltrbcbb65eeuwlzp6ua2vq