Stress: The Health Epidemic of the 21st Century  - World Health Organization

Stress: The Health Epidemic of the 21st Century
- World Health Organization

Join the Mindfulness Collective

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Recent studies have demonstrated that virtual, web-based mindfulness interventions can result in significant reductions in symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress.

The Mindfulness Collective is a 6-week online program that will teach you how to integrate mindfulness into your life to develop a more positive relationship with stress. Learn the tools you need to manage stress and find balance in your life – from the comfort of your home!

Web Series Launches January 4, 2021

Enrollment is limited; reserve your spot now

What others are saying about stress:

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"75% of all doctor visits are for stress-related causes"
Journal of the American Medical Association

"When it comes to your health, there is ONE FACTOR more important than any other: STRESS"
- Dr. Mark Hyman

“Stress is part of life, part of being human, intrinsic to the human condition itself.  But that does not mean that we have to be victims in the face of large forces in our lives.  We can learn to work with them, understand them, find meaning in them, make critical choices, and use their energies to grow in strength, wisdom, and compassion.”
- Jon Kabat-Zinn

“There is an insidious force that is running rampant in our society, whose intention is to halt progress, reduce recovery, lead to social isolation, and reduce the functioning of mind and body... the biggest contributor to poor health – STRESS.”
- Ben Greenfield

Effects of stress on your body:


✅ Weakened Immune System

✅ High Blood Pressure

✅ Weight Gain & Diabetes

✅ Poor Sleep


✅ Depression

✅ Anxiety & Mood Swings

✅ Memory Loss & Difficulty Concentrating

✅ Loss of Optimism


✅ Disconnected from friends/family

✅ Loss of purpose

✅ Loneliness

✅ Decreased productivity at work

Course Design and Content

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  • Personalized stress and sleep assessment before and after the course
  • Meditation Instruction and Support
  • Daily e-mails with curated content including readings, videos, and journaling exercises to solidify core concepts
  • Live, interactive weekly webinars with content experts
  • Access to private Facebook group for community building
  • Course Content


    Begin or deepen your meditation practice. Understand the differences between meditation and mindfulness. Explore how breath work can be used as a meditative tool.


    Understand why nose breathing is important to good health. Explore different breathing techniques to manage stress.


    Learn the effects that stress has on our bodies. Develop a positive relationship with stress by unlocking body awareness.


    Explore how our personal motivations and identities affect our movement behavior. Understand why “perfect form” is a myth. Learn how to apply mindfulness and attention to common daily activities.


    Learn about “biohacks” such as heart rate variability and polyvagal theory. Explore why quality sleep is essential to a healthy lifestyle.


    Explore the biopsychosocial approach to health. Create a personalized mindfulness map.

Questions? Send an email

Your team

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Aaron Olden MD, FACP – Physician, Mindfulness Coach, and Course Director


Kurt Bednarcyk, CFSC, MCT-II – Movement Coach


Martin Petrus – Breathwork Coach

Questions? Send an email

Course Graduate Feedback

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"This course has been so incredibly helpful for me in many ways. You'll learn so many new techniques."

"This course is perfect for those who want to learn more about stress reduction and mind body connection." 

"I thought I knew about stress and I had so much more to learn! The coaches were incredibly knowledgeable and gave us endless tools I now can use to continue a healthier more mindful way of living."

“This course changed my life. I have been able to tackle my stress and anxiety through the readings, exercises and videos. I have a better understanding of what mindfulness is and how I can use it in my everyday life."

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