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Pause at Work®

Mindfulness-Based Resilience Training

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Pause® is a trusted leader in the modern mindfulness movement. Through evidence-based programs, we help organizations train mindful leaders at every level by creating space for what matters most, developing a deep inner reservoir of resilience and creativity, and unlocking their full potential.

Our Clients

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Recent News

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U.S. Bank employees take to guided meditation as they return to the office

Read about Pause's latest work with thousands of U.S. Bank employees

Testimonials

One of the biggest outcomes for me was the awareness that I could perform these techniques aligned to my work, they weren’t just something to do once work was finished (e.g. the permission to pause – that was huge).

– CTI Biopharma, Program Participant

Of all the things our organization has focused on this year with regard to mental health, this was hands down the best choice they could have made. The program truly was about doing something for yourself. Thank you so very much for coming to us with your warmth and generosity. It was exactly what I needed.

– Oregon School District Program Participant

The feedback has been amazing. We have our leadership team meeting directly after the Tuesday sessions, and this week everyone came so pumped and hopeful. Everyone who wasn’t able to attend was jealous! They think this could be life-changing for our team. Wow!

– ADIDAS Leader + Program Participant

I notice that when I incorporate practice and pause moments during my day in between tasks that I feel more energized and have significantly less burnout.

– Anonymous Program Participant

As someone who has been to many meditation classes, I enjoyed how down-to-earth the presenters were. Topics were realistic, effective, and honest; not cheesy, spiritual, or filled with the smell of incense (no offense). I also loved how open they were to questions, and all of their slideshow visuals. This sort of support is very valuable.

– PAE Engineers, Program Participant

As a result of the 6-week program, I am more friendly and forgiving toward myself and have the ability to self-soothe more quickly when I feel my stress and anxiety levels rising. I feel much more equanimous, sovereign, and free.

– Southern New Hampshire University, Program Participant

I found the Viktor Frankl quote "Between stimulus and response"... particularly relevant and have already shared it with my entire team in our huddle and have shared it with several others; friends, family, and colleagues.

– U.S. BANK Discovery Workshop Participant

This has changed my life. I am typically very anxious, disconnected, forget to put myself first, operate on auto-pilot, and am constantly in strife. This program has changed all of this for the better.

– Anonymous Program Participant

Offerings

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INSPIRE

Discovery Workshop Series

Keynote Speaking

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TRAIN

  • Burnout Prevention

  • EDI Foundations

  • Healthy High Performance

Mindfulness-Based Resilience Training

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CUSTOM

Offsites + Private Events

Scientifically Proven Benefits of Mindfulness

For Employees

Decreased stress and anxiety

Increased energy, motivation and resilience

Improved performance and job satisfaction

Better sleep

For Companies

Increased productivity and creativity

Improved decision-making and prioritization

Decreased sick leave and turnover costs

Healthier, engaged work culture

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Cultivating Inner Resources

Many companies are turning to mindfulness because it's one of the most effective tools to help employees proactively take care of their mental health. Mindfulness training helps employees cultivate their inner resources for wellness, use their mental energy more wisely, and self-regulate difficult thoughts or emotions anytime, not just during a meditation session. Each of our trainings provides an opportunity for employees to relax and recharge, and also leaves them equipped to bring mindfulness directly into their daily routines.

Building Resilience

Just like learning to play a sport or an instrument, research shows that resilience is a skill that can be developed through consistent practice. Ongoing mindfulness training helps employees better respond to stressful situations, find greater work/life balance to prevent burnout, and develop a reservoir of inner strengths, all of which build resilience. In the words of Jon Kabat-Zinn, "You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf."  Waves in the modern workplace are inevitable, but with mindfulness, employees have skills to navigate the ups and downs in a way that yields long-term, positive habit change in both their mental and physical health. 

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Pause Method

Our science-backed curriculum empowers your employees with fundamental skills they can tap into anytime, anywhere to skillfully navigate any challenges they are facing, feel more resilient, and create a culture of healthy high performance.

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Our Pause Method synthesizes insights from three primary sources:

Sciences such as neurochemistry and experimental psychology that deal with the structure and function of the nervous system and brain.

NEUROSCIENCE

The scientific study of human flourishing: the strengths and virtues that enable individuals, communities and organizations to thrive.

POSITIVE

PSYCHOLOGY

Contemplative traditions that expand self-awareness, 

deepen the ways we relate to the world, and enable personal transformation. 

WISDOM TRADITIONS

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Why Pause?

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SCIENCE-BASED

Our mindfulness trainings are derived from the latest neuroscience, positive psychology, and wellness research. We offer a no-fluff, nonreligious curriculum with mindful tools and strategies that are directly applicable to any modern work routine.

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RESULTS DRIVEN

Mindfulness is unparalleled in its ability to help employees improve wellbeing and performance. We're committed to delivering powerful results that are immediately effective and sustainable long-term.

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PRACTICAL

We know you have a full plate already. The “pause” approach delivers content that's easy to learn and actionable the very same day. We help create space amidst the hustle so your employees can develop their optimal mindset – calm, clear, resilient, connected.

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ENERGIZING + FUN

Our approach is sincere and also infused with levity. Learning mindfulness takes effort, but it can also be energizing and fun. We inspire openness, connection, and possibility in every team we work with.