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mindfulness and emotional labour and work demand has to be reduced (Kwon & Kim, 2015). How do mindfulness and EI change stress and burnout/mechanism of changeStudies have concluded that burnout develops due to chronic stress and distress. It has negative implications for both physical and well-being. Workload and work setting are the major factors that contribute to burnout among applied psychologists, along with factors like resources, personal outlook to life and work, age, experience, and sex. Emotional exhaustion is the most commonly reported indicator of burnout (Mccormack, Macintyre, O'Shea, Campbell, & Igou, 2015). Burnout is considered as a "work-related mental-health impairment" and is correlated with anxiety and depression. Burnout can be personally distressing, and it manifests in many physical and mental health-related issues. Individual experiencing burnout would experience symptoms like lethargy, fatigue, exhaustion and somatization, also cause social withdrawal, emotional imbalance, absenteeism, lowered morale and reduced efficiency and performance (Taris,2006; as cited in Mccormack, Macintyre, O'Shea, Campbell, & Igou, 2015).Mindfulness training has a significant positive impact on the participant's awareness of both internal and external stress by enhancing the individual's ability to identify and developing coping strategies and skills to prevent burnout. Mindfulness interventions helped the participants to become more open and accepting of themselves and their clients (Felton, Coats, & Christopher, 2013) and significantly increased the level of compassion (Suyi, Meredith, & Khan, 2017), enhancing their therapeutic experience with their clients. According to Mason and Hargreaves (2001),
MINDFULNESS, EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE STRESS AND BURNOUT10Mindfulness practice is a psychotherapeutic intervention which has helped participants with a wide range of bodily and psychological conditions, Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is a meditation-based psychotherapeutic intervention which is designed to help reduce the risk of relapse of recurrent depression and mood disorders. By recognizing the demands, resources, work and personal attributes that contribute to, orhelp or prevent burnout among mental health professionals, we would be able to understand the mechanism behind its occurrence and to shape better strategies to prevent, fight and cope with a more explicit plan of the current research but will also pave the way for future investigation.Summary and ImplicationsAlthough the research on the contribution of mindfulness and emotional intelligence is relatively young, current findings suggest that it has a significant positive effect on the stress and burnout amongst mental health care professionals. As mental health care workers are highly susceptible to stress and burnout related to consistent exposure to stressful events, they should practice mindfulness. Mindfulness is proved to enhance emotional intelligence, hence elevating self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management (Loach, 2018), which are the essential skills for living a fulfilled professional and personal life. There are