This study will pilot four stress reduction interventions tailored to clergy. The two or three interventions found most acceptable by clergy will be brought forward to a clinical trial with a randomly assigned waitlist control. The primary outcomes are self-reported stress symptoms and heart rate variability; positive mental health will be explored as a moderator and outcome.
Principal Investigator: Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell, Carl Weisner, David Eagle
CHPIR Staff: Jessie Larkins, Logan Tice, Jia Yao, Beth Stringfield
Partners: Duke Integrative Medicine, Duke Divinity School, NC Systema, Mark Shaw, Karen Keene, Western NC United Methodist Church, NC United Methodist Church