It’s time to give energy and attention to you.

NOT JUST WORK.

Today’s workplace is more stressful than ever before...

Due to heavy workloads, deadlines, demands from management, and the global pandemic, 94% of US workers report experiencing workplace stress. Work is ranked as one of the top three sources of stress among American adults, and over 25% of employees are at risk of burning out in the next 12 months.1

Workplace stress doesn’t end at the office. With the ability to always be “connected,” the line between work and home life is becoming increasingly blurred--not to mention the new normal of working remotely. 54% of workers report that work related stress impacts their home life, and 76% report that it affects their personal relationships. Moreover, 25% of US employees report that their mental health has declined in the last year, with the occurrence of diagnosable mental health conditions doubling due to the pandemic.2

Stress caused by today’s workplace environment impacts both individual employees and companies as a whole. Stressed employees report significant losses in productivity, strained co-worker relations, and being mentally “checked out.” Work-related stress has been shown to cause serious mental health issues for employees, resulting in absenteeism and turnover. Companies spend 75% of an employee’s annual salary to hire replacements and make up for lost productivity.

1Stress.org, 2019
2Lyra State of Mental Health at Work Report, 2021

Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) for Workplace Wellness was developed because you dedicate so much of your time and effort to work, it’s time to find a better work-life balance.

What is MAPs for Workplace Wellness?

Mindfulness for the workplace, taught by a former Fortune 50 Executive

A comprehensive approach to stress management for workplace professionals.

Our courses are rooted in Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, and Self-Compassion, with a bonus module on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).

You will learn how to create sustainable rituals for self-care, cultivate resilience, and explore various Mindful Awareness Practices.

This is not another thing you have to add to your “to do” list. This is for YOU.

What Will I Learn?
Module 1
 Introduction to
Mindfulness & Self-Care

Meet your program co-hosts, get an introduction to the foundations of Mindfulness, and learn the importance of practicing sustainable self-care rituals in and out of the workplace.

Module 2
Perception
& Focus

Build the capacity for focus. Learn to calm your mind, focus your attention, and stay present with what is happening inside you and around you.

Module 3
Positive Emotions
& Gratitude

Understand why positive emotions have a significant impact on our resilience and how to cultivate them in daily life. Start to give yourself permission to feel good and contribute to your own wellbeing.

Module 4
Dealing with Stress
& Discomfort

Explore the science of stress and understand our inherent “negativity bias” as humans. Learn how to be present with feelings of discomfort and negative emotions in order to transform your experience with stressful situations.

Module 5
Growth &
Resilience

Take a closer look at your ingrained habits and patterns that may no longer be serving you. Understand how to navigate periods of transition in order to foster growth and resilience.

Module 6
Meaning &
Hopefulness

Explore foundational Positive Psychology topics such as Grit, Character Strengths, and Hopefulness to help shift your perspective and develop a greater sense of meaning and purpose.

Module 7
Compassion for
Yourself & Others

Discover what Self-Compassion truly is and the various practices you can use to cultivate deeper compassion for yourself and others. Use Self-Compassion to prevent and heal stress and burnout and provide a sense of balance in your daily life and work.

Module 8
Bringing Mindfulness
to your Workday

Learn how to apply the practices of Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, and Self-Compassion to the specific context of your workplace. Explore practical exercises and tools to use during the workday in order to get work done with ease, take charge of the day, communicate more effectively with coworkers, and connect to your greater sense of meaning and purpose in your career.

Module 9
Communication
& Connection

Use Mindfulness tools to communicate more clearly and strengthen your connection with others. Learn useful strategies to manage social anxiety and communication phrases to help you respond to triggers in a more skillful way.

Module 10
Sustaining a
Practice

As the program comes to a close, learn how you can continue your exploration of Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, and Self-Compassion with both formal and informal practices. Consider how you can continue practicing sustainable self-care in a way that works for you. While the modules have come to an end, your journey has only just begun!

Meet your PROGRAM CO-HOSTS & EXPERT GUIDES
Cory is a former monk, mindfulness advisor for the Dr. Oz show, and bestselling author. He has taught Mindful Leadership at Columbia University, is an instructor of Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, and for the last ten years has offered mindfulness workshops and retreats around the world. Named by Dr. Oz as one of the nation’s leading experts on mindfulness, his meditations have been heard more than 10 million times in over 100 countries. Cory is the host of the top ranked podcast, Practicing Human, host of the mindfulness app and platform, Mindfulness.com, and author of the bestselling book, Stop Missing Your Life: How to Be Deeply Present in an Un-Present World.
Cory Muscara, MAPP
Program Co-Host
and Multi-Program Contributor
Cheryl Jones is a wellness expert who has been helping people to thrive in body, mind, and spirit for over 30 years. Her background includes undergraduate and master’s degrees in health education and exercise science, and for nine years she worked at the Fortune 50 Company, Aetna, as Director of Mindfulness and Wellness Strategy Lead. Cheryl received the Chairman's Leadership Award as well as the Norman Vincent Peale Award for Positive Thinking for integrating mindfulness into corporate culture, and has been recognized as one the “12 Powerful Women of the Mindfulness Movement”. She has also authored two books: Thriving When Your Cosmic Egg Is Cracked: A Mindful Journey and Mindful Exercise: A Bridge Between Yoga and Exercise.
Cheryl Jones
MAPs for Workplace Wellness
Valerie transformed her high-pressure, twenty-year career as a lawyer-lobbyist, representing educational institutions and nonprofits, to human-scale work with leaders and teams to foster trustworthy, compassionate, and authentic connections.  She is an accredited leadership coach, international retreat leader, writer, and Chief Mindfulness Officer of Lead Smart Coaching, LLC, specializing in application and integration of mindfulness and leadership, and is a Co-Director of Georgetown’s Institute for Transformational Leadership.
Valerie Brown, JD, MA, PCC
Multi-Program Contributor

"Mindfulness practice can shape our career path and transform how we navigate the business world. It can benefit anyone, no matter what type of job you do, or where you sit within an organization."

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