Health@Work E-tips for workplace wellness coordinators: Meditation

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Welcome to Hennepin County Health@Work's newsletter for worksite wellness coordinators who work in organizations located in Hennepin County. The purpose of Health@Work's monthly E-tips is to help you (the wellness coordinator) promote better health at your workplace. Please note that any reference to products or services in this newsletter is for educational purposes and does not constitute an endorsement on the part of Hennepin County Health@Work. 

Meditation – a workplace benefit

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It doesn’t matter where stress and anxiety come from—workplace, home, finances, or family—everyone experiences this. When we are stressed, we’re not able to do our best work. However, a workplace meditation or mindfulness program can be a stress management tool for employees. In fact, the Wellness Institute at Cleveland Clinic found that “mindfulness-based techniques, including meditation, can lower stress levels in a demanding work environment and lead to happier, more engaged employees.” 


Providing a meditation or mindfulness program is an inexpensive way for a company to send a message that the well-being of its employees is a priority.


Tips for coordinators:

  • Create a quiet space for employees to take a mental break during the workday. The space can be for meditation, prayer, or just a few moments of peace. Some workplaces make it dual purpose and use it for their nursing mothers’ space too. It should be located in quiet area of the building and be absent of all technology. It only needs to be big enough for a comfortable chair, floor pillows or mat, and a small table.
  • Consider having a daily or weekly 10-minute group meditation break for interested employees. There are many free guided meditation apps available. Insight Timer is one.
  • Create a walking trail map that encourages employees to take a break from the workplace and spend some time outdoors.
  • Share this infographic with your employees about ways to be more mindful at work.


“It you want to control the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” ~ Amit Ray


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Employee E-tips

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Click here to read this month's E-tips for your employees: "Choose a meditation practice that’s right for you."


To share these E-tips with employees, you can:  

  • Email the E-tips document to your staff as an attachment. 1) Click the link to download and save the E-tips to your computer. 2) Add your organization's logo in the bottom left corner. 3) Then send it as an email attachment to staff. 
  • Print the document once you've added your organization's logo and post it in a common area in your workplace.
  • Copy and paste the text into your organization's newsletter.


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Score More! training

Fruits and veggies: Score more! 

What: Health@Work campaign training 

Who: Worksite wellness coordinators

When: Thursday August 8, 2019

9:30-11 a.m.

Where: French Park, Plymouth


Register here


Please note that this training is for workplace wellness coordinators rather than the individual employee



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Missed last month's E-tips?

Click here to read the July E-tips on active transportation.


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About us:


Hennepin County Health@Work offers a broad range of low- and no-cost workplace wellness programs and services to employers located in Hennepin County. For more information visit the Health@Work website

Contact us:


Linda Brandt, MPH

Senior Health Promotion Specialist

Hennepin County Health and Human Human Services


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