Mindfulness at Work is a self-paced, experiential course designed to teach core mindfulness skills while also exploring specific applications to the workplace setting. The course explores key mindfulness traits and how they relate to essential workplace skills, such as presence, emotional regulation, resilience, cognitive flexibility, and communication, all of which are critical skills for thriving at work. By exploring these topics from the perspective of the workplace, participants will gain an understanding of how to apply evidence-based techniques to help them succeed on the job. This course is 6 weeks in length, with weekly course work taking 30-45 minutes per week to complete, and formal home practice of 15 minutes per day.

Prior to registration, please review the orientation for this class.

Sliding Scale Pricing

The Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing is deeply committed to the wellbeing and flourishing of all communities. In order to make our programming accessible to a broader audience, we have implemented a sliding scale fee structure.

The suggested registration fee for this program is $75. We also offer scholarship rates of $25 and $50, as well as a supporter rate of $99 for those who would like to contribute toward making this programming accessible to all.

We do not want cost to be a barrier to participating in our programming. If you are not able to pay one of the listed registration fees, please reach out to us at mindprg@umn.edu. We will arrange for you to participate in the program at a reduced fee or at no cost.

University of Minnesota Retirees Association members and University of Minnesota Alumni Association members can receive a 10% discount on the suggested registration fee by selecting the appropriate fee at checkout. 


To make disability-related accommodations, please contact the Bakken Center's community relations office (mindprg@umn.edu, 612-625-8164).

Course Terms

By checking the box you agree to the following: Mindfulness practices may not be appropriate for persons experiencing significant recent loss or grief, trauma or PTSD, serious mental or physical health challenges, chemical dependencies or suicidal feelings. If any of these apply to you, please contact the facilitator (Mariann Johnson, mtjohnso@umn.edu or mindprg@umn.edu) prior to beginning the session. Should you determine that the program is not appropriate at this time, you will receive a full refund.

University of Minnesota Wellbeing Program

Through the University's Wellbeing Program, UMN employees and spouses can receive 1,200 wellbeing points for Mindfulness at Work. Learn more about other UMN Wellbeing Program offerings through the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing.

National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) CECs

This course is approved by the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching for 4.5 continuing education credits (CE-000157-2). If you would like to participate in this course for NBHWC continuing education credits, please select "add this option" onto your registration. If you are not a NBHWC certified health coach, it is your responsibility to confirm that the course meets the requirements of your governing institution or credentialing board and that they will accept NBHWC CECs. NBHWC CECs are non-refundable and non-transferable. Credit for partial completion of a program may not be provided.

Continuing Education Units

Please contact your licensing board or accrediting body to determine if this program meets eligibility to receive continuing education units. For more information please contact the Bakken Center's community relations office (mindprg@umn.edu).

Refund Policy

This course is non-refundable. Exceptions to this policy are granted for extenuating circumstances. For more information, participants should reach out to the mindfulness programs office (mindprg@umn.edu, 612-625-8164).

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Section Title
Mindfulness at Work
Section Schedule
Date and Time TBA
Delivery Options
Self Paced Online  
Course Fee(s)
Scholarship Fee $50.00
Suggested Registration Fee $75.00
Supporter Fee $99.00
Zero Cost Fee $0.00
Section Fees
NBHWC CEUs $25.00 Optional
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