Mindfulness has been an established, effective practice for stress reduction in the U.S. for over 40 years. In the workplace, mindfulness has been shown to improve employee well-being and job satisfaction while reducing stress and burnout¹ – issues that can lead to absenteeism and loss of productivity.

Practice stress reduction with this mindfulness exercise

Dr. Neda Gould, PhD, the director of the Johns Hopkins Mindfulness Program and director of CenteredVR development and design, leads this stress reduction exercise.

CenteredVR is an innovative program designed through the collaboration of Johns Hopkins Medicine and BehaVR. CenteredVR is comprised of short, mindfulness-based training sessions delivered through Virtual Reality (VR). These sessions are designed to educate, motivate and activate individuals to reduce their stress over time. CenteredVR complements the Johns Hopkins Balance mental health program, which offers digital, therapist-supported care that’s accessible, personalized and convenient.




¹Vonderlin, R., Biermann, M., Bohus, M. et al. Mindfulness-Based Programs in the Workplace: a Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Mindfulness 11, 1579–1598 (2020). https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12671-020-01328-3


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