NOT 9 TO 5 RESOURCES
MINDFULNESS & MEDITATION
Mindfulness and meditation isn’t something you instantly excel in – it requires endless minutes and hours. In fact, it is referred to as something you continue to ‘practice’ infinitely. Here are some resources to get you started and keep you on track.
Improved cognition, stronger attention spans and stress reduction are just a few of the proven benefits of practicing mindfulness. Calm is a free meditation app including sleep assistance, guided movement lessons, and masterclasses. Requires a fee for premium features.
Free mediation app with the option to upgrade to ‘Headspace Plus’ for a fee. Free year of ‘Headspace Plus’ for those currently unemployed. App includes a variety of guided meditations including ones for sleep and morning routines, as well as meditation for fitness and nutrition.
The #1 free app for sleep, anxiety and stress with more than 100k guided meditations led by the best teachers from Canada and the world.
UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Centre
For an introduction to mindfulness meditation that you can practice on your own, download the free UCLA Mindful App, stream, or download guided meditations on this site. Recorded by UCLA MARC’s Director of Mindfulness Education, Diana Winston. Free audio mediations available in English and Spanish.
Centre for Mindfulness Studies
The leading professional development and service delivery organization for mindfulness-based interventions in Canada. They are committed to making mindfulness-based mental health services available to everyone.
Greater Good magazine turns scientific research into stories, tips, and tools. Free resources, articles, podcast and more on the science of wellness and living a meaningful life from the University of California, Berkeley.
AUDIO CONTENT / GUIDED PRACTICES
Christopher Germer, PhD is a clinical psychologist and lecturer on psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. This is a collection of free audio meditations with a focus on mindful self-compassion training.
Tara Brach teaches Western Buddhism with mindful attention to the connection between our inner life and our outer world. She shares her library of free guided audio meditations that range from simple meditation for beginners, to more focused intentions.
Dharma Seed is an online resource dedicated to making the Buddhist teachings of Insight Meditation and associated practices available to all. Browse free resources including guided meditations and talks.
THIS LIST IS FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT AN ENDORSEMENT BY NOT 9 TO 5 OR GUARANTEE ANY PARTICULAR OUTCOME.
CNECTing is the world’s first mental health educational platform designed for the hospitality industry. Created for us by us.
We distribute educational content to develop your mental health and substance use support skills while bringing the community together.
CNECTing stands for Change Needs Everyone Coming Together. Join now!