How can we bring well-being into a place where the vast majority of us spend the most of our waking hours — at work?
A new program offered by Healthy Minds Innovations, the nonprofit affiliated with the Center for Healthy Minds, is bringing well-being skills to a variety of workplaces.
Primarily accessed through a smartphone app, the program focuses on core components of well-being inspired by decades of research at the Center for Healthy Minds and others in the field.
Drawing on core skills of awareness, connection, insight and purpose, the program gives users feedback on their well-being and includes embedded measures and surveys to assess different aspects of their minds.
“We think of the Healthy Minds Program as more than mindfulness,” says Kelly Gatzke, Chief Product Officer for Healthy Minds Innovations. “There’s a larger framework at play based on decades of science, and one of our goals is to learn more about what works in real-life settings to improve our scientific understanding of well-being.”
So far, the program has been piloted at five companies and organizations across the United States.