Can these practices change clergy physiologically? MSBR can!
Heart Rate Variability, the measure of the body’s ability to recover in moments of stress, was measured prior to workshop attendance and then again 3 months into practice. Findings from this biomarker were particularly important to our outcome analysis as this data is not susceptible to one’s expectations or self-reporting bias.
MBSR was the only intervention to create statistically significant improvements in HRV at 3 months, with an average 14% improvement in HRV.