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Helping you battle the "great disconnection" with mindfulness and resiliency training designed for the high-performing, busy professional for a heathier, happier workplace.

Mindfulness in the Workplace

180502ckMindful_01444% of employees are looking for a new job in what is being called "the great resignation" while stress has been called the health epidemic of the 21st century, costing American businesses up to $500 billion a year.

It's time to invest in a strategyproven to improve employee satisfaction, productivity, and resiliency to retain your top talent. With our evidence-based, science-backed approach, we've helped global companies in Cincinnati and beyond improve outcomes.

Customizable evidence-based programs that work

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Our workplace mindfulness and resiliency programs are completely customizable to your needs and desired outcomes. We partner with you to customize, implement, and evaluate a completely done-for-you mindfulness program. Expected outcomes include:

  • Enhanced cognitive capacity including focus and task management
  • Improved stress management and coping skills
  • Increased productivity and focus
  • Increased resiliency and overall well-being
  • Improved work/life balance
  • Improved teamwork and workplace culture
  • Decreased healthcare costs

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The proof is in the science

After completion of one of our mindfulness programs, participants reported:

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reduced stress

Participants reported a statistically significant decrease in stress.

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increased resilience and mindfulness

Participants reported a statistically significant increase in resilience as well as an increase in both formal and informal mindfulness practices.

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a healthier workplace

It's time to invest in connection and strategy proven to improve employee satisfaction, productivity, and resiliency to retain your top talent.

Trusted in Cincinnati and beyond

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“ArtsWave received many appreciative comments about the Mindfulness series we sponsored for the Cincinnati region’s arts organizations. The sessions gave staff members valuable information about how to cope with the stresses of the pandemic and how to operate in times of uncertainty. Having a healthy arts sector depends on healthy arts professionals, and this was another way we could show support during a challenging year.”
-Alecia Kintner, President & CEO, ArtsWave

We work with industry leaders and global organizations who trust us to transform their workplace culture including:

  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bengals
  • Cincinnati Museum Center
  • Cleveland Browns
  • Cincinnati Zoo
  • Coldwell Banker
  • Greater Cincinnati Foundation
  • Kilgour Elementary School
  • Motz Corp.
  • Procter & Gamble Family Care Engineering and Legal Departments
  • RBI Solar
  • Sentrilock
  • Tempoe

Mindfulness in the Workplace Offerings (Virtual & In-Person)

Mindfulness 101
Half and Full Day Retreats
Weekly Courses (4, 6, and 8 Weeks)
On-Site Weekly Drop In Sessions
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

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Sample Practices

Try these simple practices with your team. These are evidence-based, approachable techniques to keep steady and calm in times of uncertainty.  

Meet the Team: The University of Cincinnati Difference

What separates us from other companies is our team. Combined with over 50 years of experience, we bring doctoral-level education and research methods to elevate our programs.

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Co-led by Meriden McGraw and Dr. Sian Cotton, our team collectively has years of experience work­ing with a breadth of individuals including hospital executives, corporate leaders, military Colo­nels, medical students, veterans, lawyers and their clients, and athletic organizations, including the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns, to teach evidence-based techniques proven to enhance cognitive capacity, improve stress management, increase productivity and focus, decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression, and increase resiliency and overall well-being. 

Meet the Workplace Mindfulness Team

Meriden McGraw, MS, MPH | Co-Director
Sian Cotton, PhD | Co-Director
Susie B. McDonald, MA | Project Management
Harini Pallerla, MS | Research Associate

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Participant Feedback

I focus on my breath when I am nervous.  This helped me prepare for a number of presentations.”
“Breathing exercises are used several times daily when unexpected changes (stressful events) happen.  I now recognize how my body is reacting and then change my reaction accordingly.”
“I have started using beginners mind when going into a meeting I believe will be difficult. I also use mindful breathing when switching to a difficult task to help settle in and focus.”
“I have used the relaxation practice at my desk to reduce anxiety and also shared with a co-worker and it worked great!”
“Enjoyed the opportunity of talking with others and trying out new ways of dealing with difficult situations and used it at work and at home.  Competitive Advantage!
“I was wary at first of a Monday AM class because there is typically so much to do. However, I left the class each time more ready to take on the day, relaxed yet focused.”
“I feel more resilient and able to tackle my workday.”

Contact Us

Osher Center for Integrative
Health

Medical Sciences Building Suite 4358
231 Albert Sabin Way
PO Box 670582 
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0582

Mail Location: 0582
Phone: 513-558-2310
Fax: 513-558-3266
Email: osher.integrative@uc.edu