The Selah Stress Intervention Study

The purpose of this grant is to pilot several promising stress interventions with clergy. The most promising interventions will be brought to a full waitlist-controlled trial. We are using both survey and biomarkers (HRV) to measure changes in stress response. The pilot project is evaluating four interventions (centering prayer, daily examen, mindfulness-based stress reduction, and stress innoculation training) with approximately 120 clergy. The full trial will enroll approximately 300 people in the most promising of the pilot interventions.

Awarded By

  • The Duke Endowment



  • $2,075,000.00


  • June 2018 - June 2022