Mindfulness Intervention to Decrease Post-Disaster Anxiety

Mindfulness, a concept increasingly provided in healthcare practices, is widely acknowledged as a healthy way to manage stress and improve well-being. Research findings show that mindfulness-based practices greatly improves quality of life, increases memory, and improves emotional regulation. Research was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of a mindfulness intervention to reduce post-disaster anxiety disorders following Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. The study found that mindfulness-based therapy can effectively reduce post-disaster anxiety and that a permanent nurse consultation liaison is needed at mental health care facilities following disasters.

Click here to read the full article published in Nur Primary Care, May 31, 2020

“Mindfulness Intervention to Decrease Post-Disaster Anxiety” was jointly written by Katrina P Kellum, Peter J Fos, Peggy A. Honore in May 2020 in Volume 4; Issue 3 edition of Nur Primary Care

LSUHSC-NO in partnership with Delgado Community College created the only mindfulness training program in the state of Louisiana that is approved by the National Board of Health and Wellness Coaching. https://www.dcc.edu/workforce-development/community-economic-development/health-coach/default.aspx. The program greatly increases workforce capacity in the state to provide mindfulness-based services as suggested in this research.