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An experience backed by science and designed to improve workplace culture

Now more than ever, resilience and long term coping skills are essential for the modern day professional. Cultivating well-being is key to a stable and productive workplace and individual success. In today’s workplace, effective stress management can be just as important as increasing professional knowledge and lead to more effective leadership and team building skills in the long run. Our 8-week intensive MasterClass can change your workplace culture from one of burnout and stress to one of engagement and resilience.

What You Can Expect

An online 16 hour intensive

Your employees will learn our unique approach to well-being and gain practical skills you can apply in both your personal and professional life.

Live group sessions

Employees participate in live sessions that include examples from the field of neuroscience, and practical applications, all via video conference.

Backed by decades of scientific research

Your company learns our unique framework to train the mind in 4 key areas of well-being using meditation, mindfulness, and other contemplative practices.

Learn from industry experts

Learn from instructors who collectively have decades of experience in neuroscience, contemplative studies, and professional development.

Unlock the Healthy Minds Challenge

Unlock the MasterClass version of the Healthy Minds Program app, which includes 500+ hours of podcast lessons and our optional 30 day meditation challenge.

Develop long-lasting skills to help you cope

Your organization gains access to the Healthy Minds Assessment for well-being, including regularly updated reports to both your employees and you to understand areas of need, progress, and return on investment

 

 

Invest in Employee Well-Being for the Long Term

Well-being is a skill that can be learned. We'll show you how.

Based on breakthroughs in neuroscience research on meditation by Dr. Richard Davidson, Founder and Director of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Healthy Minds @Work MasterClass is based on the understanding that well-being is a skill that can be trained, supporting reduced stress, improved relationships, increased focus, and better health.

Course Overview

Bring this 16-Hour Well-Being Immersion to Your Workplace

8 modules dedicated to: Awareness, Connection, Insight, & Purpose

1.5 – 2 hours per Module

 

An engaging exploration into the topic of psychological well-being, designed to help participants experience, understand, and apply well-being to their life at work and home. Your company culture benefits as employees deepen connections with one another, leading to shared understanding and shared accountability.

 

When your employees complete this course they will be able to:

  • Reduce stress and emotional reactivity
  • Improve relationships and communication
  • Gain self-awareness and reduce rumination
  • Increase focus and concentration

An Online Experience

Participants will get access to the Healthy Minds Challenge (an email campaign to promote habit formation) and the Healthy Minds Program app to supplement their training. In addition, participants will have access to additional support from their teachers.

Live sessions each week will include a presentation, experiential activities and opportunities to connect with your cohort of learners. These sessions will explore the four pillars of a healthy mind: Awareness, Connection, Insight, and Purpose (ACIP).

Awareness

Be Present

Mindfulness, attention, and self-awareness.

Connection

Feel Connected

Appreciation, kindness, and compassion

Insight

Get Curious

Self-inquiry, self-knowledge, self-transcendence

Purpose

Stay Motivated

Clarifying purpose, embodying values, finding meaning

Course Schedule

Introduction 

  • Well-being is a skill that can be learned
  • Neuroplasticity
  • How to do a seated meditation
  • 4 Pillars of a Healthy Mind: Overview of Healthy Minds Framework
  • Introduction to the Healthy Minds Habit Formation Mode
  • App overview

Awareness 

  • Introduce skills of Awareness: mindfulness, attention, and self awareness
  • Science of Awareness and Why it Matters: Epigenetics
  • Practicing Awareness as a Skill:
    • Senses
    • In conversation
    • Thoughts and emotions
  • PARA Habit Formation: Anchoring

Connection

  • Introduce skills of Connection: appreciation, kindness, and compassion
  • Science of Connection and Why Connection is Important for Well-being
  • Empathy vs. Compassion
  • Practicing Appreciation as a Skill
    • Workplace and beyond
  • Habit Formation: Using Relationships to Support Creating a Habit

Experience Lab 1

  • Experiment with different ways of practicing awareness and connection–both active and seated
  • Choosing What Practice to Use
  • Integrating Skills in Daily Life
  • Habit Formation Model: Creating a Plan B

Insight

  • Introduce skills of insight: self-inquiry, self-knowledge, and self-transcendence
  • Learn how to gain a fresh perspective of challenging situations
  • The Science of Insight: What Gets in the Way of Seeing Ourselves Clearly
  • Practice Getting Curious about Thoughts and Beliefs
  • Habit Formation: Set a stretch goal

Purpose

  • Introduce skills of purpose: clarifying purpose, embodying values, and finding meaning
  • The Science of Purpose: Benefits of purpose on body, mind, and behavior
  • Explore personal values and learn how to apply in activities in daily life
  • Learn to leverage values when encountering challenging situations
  • Habit Formation: Using values as a source of motivation

Experience Lab 2

  • Experiment with different ways of practicing self-inquiry and clarifying values/purpose – both active and seated
  • Explore sources of inspiration
  • Learn how to embody values
  • Habit Formation: Staying Motivated

Recap, Integration and The Big Picture

  • Skill review
  • Application of skills in daily life
  • Q & A/Discussion
  • Resources and how to move forward from here
  • Habit Formation Review

Meet the Instructors

Daniela Labra Cardero

Daniela Labra Cardero is a founding partner and General Director of AtentaMente, a nonprofit based out of Mexico that brings together professionals from various fields to share mental and social-emotional training techniques with educators and students that are rooted in cutting-edge scientific research. She has been a meditation practitioner for the past 20 years and leverages the latest research on the science of well-being in her work. You can also hear her on the Healthy Minds Program.

Dr. Cortland Dahl

Dr. Cortland Dahl, Research Scientist, Center for Healthy Minds & Chief Contemplative Officer, Healthy Minds Innovations, spent eight years living in Tibetan refugee settlements in India and Nepal and published twelve books of translations of ancient meditation manuals. He then went on to receive a Ph.D. and, with Dr. Richard Davidson, create a new scientific model of well-being. Dr. Dahl is the creator of the Healthy Minds Program and has taught courses on meditation and the science of well-being around the world for over a decade.

Jay Vidyarthi

Jay Vidyarthi’s purpose is to nurture a society where powerful tools for self-care and personal transformation are as diverse as the people who need them. His extensive experience designing engaging technologies for mindfulness and well-being has been instrumental in helping create the Healthy Minds Program and the Healthy Minds MasterClass.

Stephanie Wagner

Stephanie is a board-certified health and wellness coach with a passion for mindfulness and meditation with extensive years working in professional development. She is a trainer and program specialist at Healthy Minds Innovations, where she develops and trains content to help people cultivate habits to achieve greater well-being. She is especially skilled on topics related to workplace well-being.

Peter Weng

Peter is the Chief Executive Officer of Healthy Minds Innovations and in this role he is focused on helping organizations adopt science-based practices that support mental well-being and performance. Peter was formerly an executive at Google and Dell with extensive international experience living and working in the US, the UK, China, and Poland.

The Healthy Minds MasterClass is a science-based engaging exploration into the topic of emotional well-being – designed to help employees and leadership teams develop skills to enhance resilience, focus, interpersonal skills, and a deeper sense of purpose. As part of a cohort of learners, participants will deepen connections with one another and begin to develop a culture dedicated to organizational well-being.

During this workshop participants will learn:

  • The four pillars of a healthy mind: Awareness, Connection, Insight, and Purpose
  • Skills to bolster resilience and flourishing
  • High level scientific foundations for well-being
  • Habit formation strategies to try post-workshop

It is possible to develop greater resilience for the long-term, regardless of the ups and downs of life.

Even before Covid-19, employees reported increased stress, depression and anxiety, leading to burnout and turnover. Developing the skills for a healthy mind can benefit not just your employees, but your company culture as well. In this course, the experts from Healthy Minds @Work guide you on a path to well-being with a focus on the workplace.

 

Key Takeaways

  • A sense of community with fellow cohort as an internal group;
  • Access to the Healthy Minds @Work app and other resources to help deepen the content and continue learning;
  • Personal practice experience, confidence that “I can do this,” personal insights, and an understanding of the wider range of relevant practices;
  • Scientific credibility of these practices and a shared internal language to understand and discuss well-being; and
  • A personal commitment, intention, or plan to make one small change or develop practice