Top 50+ Workplace Mindfulness Resources of 2022

A collection of the best up-and-coming resources that have come from our team's journey in putting 

The Future is Mindful Virtual Summit together.

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 Authors & Books

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Organizations

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Workplace Facilitators

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Human Resources

Mindfulness is an evolving topic for the workplace. Dive into the resources as a whole to gather a larger picture into how it can be useful from an HR perspective.

Leaders

As a leader there is no doubt a larger emphasis on the need for a more human-first leadership strategy. Mindfulness can help.

Facilitators

An increasing amount of wellness facilitators, coaches, and teachers are making their way into the workplace. Learn and connect with others.

Advocates

Advocates understand the full context of the application of mindfulness. Help us add more to this living page.

Submit Your Resource

Our list of resources are a growing collection of resources that come from the participants and attendees of The Future is Mindful virtual summit. There are many more resources to highlight and we invite you to share more information with us by emailing us at team@thefutureismindful.com.

Authors & Books

Dive into the experiences of our headlining speakers by checking out their award-winning books below, as well as many other featured books that we have sourced from our webinar providers and attendees.

Scott Shute

The Full Body YES: Change Your Work and Your World from the Inside Out

"Work shouldn't be a burden that takes place outside of your “real life.” It should, and can, be a source of happiness and authentic meaning—if you work from the inside out. In The Full Body Yes, LinkedIn’s Head of Mindfulness and Compassion Programs Scott Shute shows how the evolution within companies lies in the evolution of ourselves. After all, a company is the sum of its people: we decide where, how, and why we work."

Clif Smith

Mindfulness without the Bells and Beads: Unlocking Exceptional Performance, Leadership, and Well-being for Working Professionals

"Mindfulness Without the Bells and Beads: Unlocking Exceptional Performance, Leadership, and Wellbeing for Working Professionals strips away the bells, beads, and hyperbole associated with mindfulness, and explains how you can take your performance and leadership to the next level in just eight weeks, without adopting any spiritual or new age beliefs.

Author Clif Smith, a US Army veteran, former diplomat, and CIA-trained former intelligence officer, serves as EY's Americas Mindfulness Leader and Global Mindfulness Network Leader and is internationally recognized for bringing mindfulness to tens of thousands of corporate and government leaders across the globe."

Rhonda V. Magee

The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness

"In a society where unconscious bias, microaggressions, institutionalized racism, and systemic injustices are so deeply ingrained, healing is an ongoing process. When conflict and division are everyday realities, our instincts tell us to close ranks, to find the safety of those like us, and to blame others. This book profoundly shows that in order to have the difficult conversations required for working toward racial justice, inner work is essential. Through the practice of embodied mindfulness--paying attention to our thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations in an open, nonjudgmental way--we increase our emotional resilience, recognize our own biases, and become less reactive when triggered."

Diana Winston

The Little Book of Being: Practices and Guidance for Uncovering Your Natural Awareness

"Do you recall, as a child, being enthralled by a drifting cloud, a rain-soaked leaf, a wandering ladybug? Or suddenly having a sense of timelessness, contentment, and ease? If so, then you've already had a taste of natural awareness.
                                         
Known and revered in many traditions as a complement to focused mindfulness training, natural awareness transcends even these wondrous childhood moments. Some describe it as a profound “awareness of awareness”—an effortless, boundless state of resting in the depth of our being."

Jacqueline Carter

Compassionate Leadership: How to Do Hard Things in a Human Way

"A global pandemic, economic volatility, natural disasters, civil and political unrest. From New York to Barcelona to Hong Kong, it can feel as if the world as we know it is coming apart. Through it all, our human spirit is being tested. Now more than ever, it's imperative for leaders to demonstrate compassion.

But in hard times like these, leaders need to make hard decisions—deliver negative feedback, make difficult choices that disappoint people, and in some cases lay people off. How do you do the hard things that come with the responsibility of leadership while remaining a good human being and bringing out the best in others? Most people think we have to make a binary choice between being a good human being and being a tough, effective leader. But this is a false dichotomy. Being human and doing what needs to be done are not mutually exclusive. In truth, doing hard things and making difficult decisions is often the most compassionate thing to do."

More From Highlighted Authors

Bryan Welch - Beautiful and Abundant: Building the World We Want

This groundbreaking book cuts through the pessimism and denial that pervade today's discussions of sustainability and invites readers to visualize a verdant and prosperous future for humanity and all the living things that share our planet. As a practical guide, it offers a process for making our current lifestyles more sustainable and inspires us to look beyond the immediate obstacles to nurture the "destination fixation" that stimulates all humanity's greatest achievements. In the lives and accomplishments of farmers, gardeners, inventors and entrepreneurs, "Beautiful and Abundant" finds a path toward a world vision we can proudly pass on to future generations - a vision that is aesthetically beautiful, economically abundant, ethically fair and irresistibly contagious. Humanity is at a turning point. Only one species in the universe can recognize its own impact on its habitat, so far as we know, and we are that species. In the early years of the 21st Century we face the definitive human challenge - sustaining our quality of life on this miraculous, but finite sphere we call Earth. Tragically, a lot of human energy is being squandered in conflict over short-term environmental obstacles. People debate symptoms and solutions but societies persistently fail to offer positive incentives for change. To harness the full power of human imagination and community initiative we need a positive vision for humanity's future. We need a believable collective vision for the beautiful, abundant planet where our grandchildren will live. What people are saying: "This is a book that invites us all to cut through the negativity of doomsday prophets and other 'progressive' thinkers. ... Bryan Welch is a rare business leader who writes prose that is nuanced, eloquent and visionary. This luminous call to action will inspire you. ... It happened to me." - Wanda Urbanska, author of "The Heart of Simple Living: 7 Paths to a Better Life"

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Div Manickam - A Broken Teacup: Filling the cracks with mindfulness, essentialism and self-care

This ebook is a reflection on how Div went from always positive and optimistic to non-stop worry, stress and anxiety, and then how Div was able to turn a leaf and bring mindfulness, essentialism, and self-care into her life to focus on what really matters.

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Mark Leonard - Why we need Social Mindfulness

Mark has always worked for a sustainable future. He believes that ‘social mindfulness’ provides the key to developing organisational culture that can meet the challenges of our times. He helped to establish the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, and, using Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy as scaffolding, evolved an interactive approach to understanding mindfulness as a social process in organisations.

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Keith Fiveson - Find Balance in an Unbalanced World - The Mindfulness Experience: 8 Strategies to Live Life Now

Make your world a better place for yourself and others with eight key strategies designed to integrate mindfulness into your daily routine and help you develop your strength and power in the world.

The Mindfulness Experience outlines key strategies from yogi, counselor, and life coach Keith Fiveson to help you maintain health and wellness from the inside-out and the outside-in.

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Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. - Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness

Stress. It can sap our energy, undermine our health if we let it, even shorten our lives. It makes us more vulnerable to anxiety and depression, disconnection and disease. Based on Jon Kabat-Zinn’s renowned mindfulness-based stress reduction program, this classic, groundbreaking work—which gave rise to a whole new field in medicine and psychology—shows you how to use medically proven mind-body approaches derived from meditation and yoga to counteract stress, establish greater balance of body and mind, and stimulate well-being and healing. By engaging in these mindfulness practices and integrating them into your life from moment to moment and from day to day, you can learn to manage chronic pain, promote optimal healing, reduce anxiety and feelings of panic, and improve the overall quality of your life, relationships, and social networks. This second edition features results from recent studies on the science of mindfulness, a new Introduction, up-to-date statistics, and an extensive updated reading list. Full Catastrophe Living is a book for the young and the old, the well and the ill, and anyone trying to live a healthier and saner life in our fast-paced world.

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Debbie Goodman - The Living Room Leader: Leadership Lessons for a Hybrid Future

The pandemic proved that companies can pivot their business models faster than anyone thought possible, and in the process, leaders uncovered innovative ways of managing their teams, boosting productivity, and engaging clientele—often from the living room or kitchen table.

The Living Room Leader from Jack Hammer CEO Debbie Goodman is an illuminating exploration into the status-quo-shattering lessons learned in 2020 that can—and should—prevail beyond the era of the pandemic.

Goodman uses anecdotal interviews with extraordinary business leaders from all over the world plus scientific studies and her own wealth of experience to distill the positive takeaways from COVID’s catalytic impact on how companies conduct business. Along the way, she also underscores the continued value of familiar practices that have stood the test of time.

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Jennifer Moss - The Burnout Epidemic: The Rise of Chronic Stress and How We Can Fix It

Named to the shortlist for the 2021 Outstanding Works of Literature (OWL) Award in the Management & Culture Category

In this important and timely book, workplace well-being expert Jennifer Moss helps leaders and individuals prevent burnout and create healthier, happier, and more productive workplaces.

We tend to think of burnout as a problem we can solve with self-care: more yoga, better breathing techniques, and more resilience. But evidence is mounting that applying personal, Band-Aid solutions to an epic and rapidly evolving workplace phenomenon isn't enough—in fact, it's not even close. If we're going to solve this problem, organizations must take the lead in developing an antiburnout strategy that moves beyond apps, wellness programs, and perks.

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Elliot Barnett - The Myth of Living Better: Here's what They don't tell you about living an Optimal Life.

Jeremy awakens each and every day in an impossible world surrounded by a seemingly impenetrable wall. Within this closed community, there seems to be little hope for more, little hope to be more than the emotionally erratic or nearly comatose people around him. But the voice within that has become louder as of late drives him to ask questions: Could he be more? Is there more to this life? Is living a better life really relegated to mythology? Frustrated by everyone he encounters insisting that these questions are forbidden, pointless, and a myth, Jeremy is driven to uncover the clues he needs to start his quest for answers.

The Myth of Living Better is a thoughtful tale of self-discovery and self-mastery. It is a journey to discover what true success means, what living a life of Purposeful Meaning is, and ultimately what living an Optimal Life truly means. You will feel the struggles and triumphs Jeremy faces as if they are your own, and as you follow Jeremy’s journey, you will discover what They don’t tell you about how to live an Optimal Life.

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Organizations

Here we highlight some of TFIM's Supporting Organizations, as well as an ongoing list of many other noteworthy organizations and companies that are doing great work in bringing mindfulness and wellness to the workplace.

Jonathan Reynolds

Mindful Life, Mindful Work, Inc.

Mindful Life, Mindful Work, Inc. (MLMW) is a leadership development company providing services that address the intersection of self-awareness and team performance. Our mindfulness-based performance improvement services optimize and scale your efforts, resulting in more effective leadership, greater team alignment, real employee commitment, and a company culture that is deeply connected to your mission.

Michael Foster

Institute for Organizational Science and Mindfulness (IOSM)

IOSM is building communities, doing research, creating curriculum and defining practices that drive leadership effectiveness, individual excellence and business performance through membership & community, organizational research, and education & certification.

Tarin Calmeyer

Remote Team Wellness

As a corporate wellness company focusing on remote wellness, Remote Team Wellness facilitates incredibly comprehensive wellness classes and activities virtually for teams across the world. By blending technology with some of the world’s leading teachers, they promote organizational wellness through fostering team building, reducing workplace stress and creating healthier workplace environments.

Mark Montalban

MindfulText

MindfulText works with companies to deliver engaging text message-based mindfulness programs that integrate with existing systems to improve stress reduction, productivity, personal growth, culture alignment and more.

Brett Hill

Language of Mindfulness

Mindful Communication is a learnable superpower. Connect authentically. Improve confidence and clarity. Relax into your embodied authority. The world will notice.

More Noteworthy Organizations

Sounds True

Sounds True was founded in 1985 by Tami Simon with a clear mission: to disseminate spiritual wisdom. Since starting out as a project with one woman and her tape recorder, we have grown into a multimedia publishing company with more than 110 employees, a library of more than 3,000 titles featuring some of the leading teachers and visionaries of our time, and an ever-expanding family of beloved customers from across the world. In more than three decades of growth, change, and evolution, Sounds True has maintained its focus on its overriding purpose, as summed up in our Mission Statement.

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American Mindfulness Research Association

The American Mindfulness Research Association (AMRA) was founded in 2013. The Mindfulness Research Monthly scientific bulletin has been in circulation since 2009. Our mission is to support empirical and conceptual efforts to establish an evidence base for the process, practice, and construct of mindfulness; promote best evidence-based standards for the use of mindfulness research and its applications; facilitate professional development through grant giving; and disseminate newly gained knowledge to the public.

AMRA serves as a professional resource to the sciences and humanities, practice communities, and the broader public on mindfulness from the perspective of contemplative practice.

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Mindful Communications

Mindful Communications is a Public Benefit Corporation. They are dedicated to sharing the gifts of mindfulness through content, training, courses, and directories—helping people enjoy better health, foster more caring relationships, and cultivate a more compassionate society.

Mindful is the voice of the emerging mindfulness community. They work to provide insight, information, and inspiration to help us all live more mindfully.

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Modern Mindfulness

Modern mindfulness offers customized consulting services exclusively for certified mindfulness teachers to help cultivate a livelihood out of this work.

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Wisdom Ventures

It is time for a new paradigm. Technology and business needs to be in service to humanity, not the other way around. We invest in entrepreneurs and early stage companies that are creating ways to…

- Nurture human connection, not division.
- Help heal our addictions, not create and profit from them.
- Enable us to live more mindfully, not be a source of distraction.
- Support equality and social justice, not economic and social division.

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Mindful on Wall Street

Mindful on Wall Street seeks to amplify the reach of mindfulness and compassion within the financial services industry.

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International Coaching Federation

After 25 years, the International Coaching Federation (ICF) has evolved to become the hub for all things coaching. We’re more than a membership organization for trained professional coaches – we’re bringing together, in one place, several key aspects of the growing industry. Discover the ICF ecosystem of six family organizations, created to better serve you on your journey to empower the world through coaching.

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Litesprite

Litesprite’s flagship product, Sinasprite, is the first clinically-validated mental health mobile (video) game. It’s designed as a stand-alone self-help tool to address anxiety, depression, PTSD, and substance abuse.

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Work Mindfulness Institute

We work with individuals, couples, and organizations to help them strengthen their minds, bodies, spirits, relationships and aspirations. We help them upgrade performance, and resilience, to find meaning, and emotional connection in every moment.

Our clients dive deep into what really matters. We use the latest neuroscience, psychology, and physiology to coach, transform, impact and guide individuals to overcome stresses, or maladaptive behaviors, to create a life, or community, that has purpose.

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Engage Psychotherapy

Support you can depend on, clinicians who truly care, expertise you can trust.

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Submit An Organization

We are looking forward to continuing to build this list. Submit an organization by emailing us at team@thefutureismindful.com

Workplace Facilitators

Facilitators, coaches, teachers, and the like are expanding to serve the workplace. The below people highlight a snapshot of where we are in 2022.

Tarin Calmeyer

Amanda Sanders

Travis Spencer

Gus Castellanos, M.D.

Rick Gage

Janet Fouts

Peter M Fellows

Mirakle King

Anastatia Fabris

Hylke Faber

Elliot Barnett

Anshuma Arora Mukkamala

Amy Levin

Alexis Loevenich

Reba Rose

Carlo Parsons

Kristin Taylor

Kalea Cleeton

James Pann, Ph.D

Matt McLaughlin

Steven M. Cohen

Colleen Gallagher

I’m a mind-body health professional, and clinical social worker/psychotherapist. (LSW/LMSW)

I’m trained in MBSR, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction through UMass Medical Center for Mindfulness founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn. An artist and therapist and a former Broadway actor, voice-over artist and an art teacher - I came to mindfulness as a solution for my own health-life challenges. 

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Pat Burgess

Pat and Mindfulness: His interest in Mental Health, Resilience and more specifically Mindfulness started in 2009, whilst on operations in Afghanistan. He has been practising Mindfulness since then and has gained further qualifications and experience in the human science area. He completed an Open University degree in Psychology after noticing the lack of a ‘therapeutic relationship’ between soldiers returning from operations and their counsellors. He introduced Mindfulness at the end of PT sessions for the Regimental Boxing Team and has trialled its use coupled with visualisation techniques on unit live fire ranges. He has also delivered numerous presentations on Mindfulness and coping strategies across the Field Army to Schools, Erlestoke Prison, The Samaritans, MIND mental health and to those working in welfare and support roles on behalf of Army Headquarters Health. He also delivered Mindfulness workshops at Glastonbury Festival in 2019. To date he has delivered to over 5,000 military and civilian personnel.

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Nicholas Whitaker

Hi I’m Nicholas,

Using a blend of ancient wisdom and modern evidence-based practices I coach individuals and groups on:

  • Finding more stillness in your day
  • Being present to what is
  • Recapturing precious attention and time
  • Developing emotional intelligence
  • Discovering core values and developing strategies to live according to them
  • Finding compassionate language to connect with others in meaningful ways
  • Building sustainable habits, rituals and routines that support well being and compassion for self and others

My work draws from:

  • Decades of mindfulness practice
  • Hundreds of hours of formal meditation and mindfulness facilitation
  • Thousands of hours hosting personal and professional learning and development workshops in more than 30 countries and online
  • Extensive study, research and training in:
  • Contemplative studies
  • Meditation and mindfulness
  • The science of stress, anxiety, attention, habits and self regulation
  • The impact of technology, media and nature on well being
  • Midlife transition
  • Trauma and post traumatic recovery
  • Lessons learned from a lifetime of overcoming my own traumas of a violent childhood, poverty, housing and income instability, and the second arrows of blame, shame and low self worth stemming from those experiences, as well as the self sabotage, addictive and self destructive behaviors and other poor mechanisms of coping that later developed
  • 20+ years of experience navigating the culture, teams, and clients of big tech, academia, and the media industry

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