Q: How can Mindfulness help me at home and at work?

A: Mindfulness can help your brain distinguish the difference between true threat and perceived threat.


Watch the video below to learn more about how Mindfulness can help you respond more skillfully in your work and relationships

Why is this happening?

  • Humans are resilient

    We repeatedly take on “one more thing” without showing signs of major stress.

    When we are too adaptive, the stress can continue without us noticing until it's too late!

  • We ignore our inner life

    With all that is going on outside of you, it is so easy to ignore what is going on inside of you.

    This means we walk around unaware of the physical and mental toll stress can take.

What can we do about it?

Right now you have the power within your own body and mind to take control of your mental and physical health, all through practices that are safe, simple and scientifically validated.

Integrative medicine physician, Dr. Phaythoune Chothmounethinh explains some of the benefits of Mindfulness in the video below.

Watch Intro Video

Mindfulness for Hypertension

Mindfulness Practices for Managing Symptoms

Have you tried Mindfulness?

Mindfulness can lower blood pressure by helping you skillfully respond to stress

Course Outline

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Getting Started

    • How are you feeling right now?

  • 2

    Week 1: Mindfulness and Meditation

    • Week 1 Lesson 1: What is Mindfulness?

    • Week 1 Lesson 2: How Do I Begin My Own Meditation Practice?

    • Week 1 Lesson 3: Guided Formal Sitting Mindfulness Practice

    • Week 1 BONUS Audio Meditation

  • 3

    Week 2: Reducing Stress and Cultivating Compassion

    • Week 2 Lesson 1: How Do I Regulate My Stress?

    • Week 2 Lesson 2: Cultivating Compassion in the Mindfulness Tradition

    • Week 2 Lesson 3: Guided Metta Meditation

    • Week 2 BONUS Audio Meditation

  • 4

    Week 3: Walking and Lying Down Meditation

    • Week 3 Lesson 1: Why Walking Meditation?

    • Week 3 Lesson 2: Lying Down Meditation with Body Scan

    • Week 3 Lesson 3: Journal Prompt

    • Week 3 BONUS Audio Meditation

  • 5

    Week 4: Bringing Mindfulness Practices into Daily Life

    • Week 4 Lesson 1: Life, Problems, and Spiritual Practice

    • Week 4 Lesson 2: A Pause in Your Day

    • Week 4 Lesson 3: Journal Prompt

    • Week 4 BONUS Audio Meditation

  • 6

    One Final Step

    • CONGRATULATIONS: Here's what's next!

    • Before You Go: Tell us how you feel

    • Mindfulness Communities for You

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can meditation lower my blood pressure?

    High blood pressure is a symptom of a sustained stress response. A Mindfulness meditation practice can help you understand the causes of stress and learn how to skillfully self-regulate as stress arises.

  • Do I need experience in meditation to take this course?

    No experience is necessary! This course offers video, written and audio guidance for developing and maintaining the right meditation practice to fit your lifestyle and wellness goals.

  • How long do I have to meditate to feel the benefits?

    Studies have shown that as little as 5 minutes a day can can be beneficial.

Meet Your Instructor

Brian Woolworth

Mandorla Faculty

Brian Woolworth is a Mindfulness educator and meditation facilitator who uses ancient practices to empower modern people to move beyond the mind’s stressful thoughts, upsetting emotions, and unpleasant sensations. With nearly 30 years of clinical nursing experience, Brian brings an intimate knowledge of the physiological effects of stressful suffering on the body. He is a leader in making mindfulness available to hospitals and medical practices as part of a balanced integrated care program.

What our students are saying

“The facilitators create a transformative experience. And, the busier you are, the more you’ll benefit.”

Dan Bullock, Bullock Management Partners