Date of Award

Fall 9-2020

Document Type


Degree Name

MA - Master of Arts


Mindfulness Studies

First Advisor

Melissa Jean

Second Advisor

Andrew Olendzki



This creative thesis is for trained mindfulness instructors and facilitators to offer small businesses a curriculum to reduce burnout among their employees and strengthen their inner-resilience through a four-week mindfulness training in the workplace or virtually. This thesis contains a rationale paper which includes a literature review. The focus of this thesis is on offering a four-week foundational mindfulness training for small businesses of twenty-five or fewer employees. It will include the purpose of having this type of training and how it will be of service, the benefits of this type of training, the current epidemic of burnout occurring in businesses, and potential problems with the training and how these can be addressed. The creative thesis project is the four-week foundational mindfulness training, which is a twice weekly, thirty-minute Zoom session, a PowerPoint presentation, and speaker notes on each of the slides. This project will look like a manual as it will have images of the slides and then the notes next to it. The training will be accessible for trained or certified mindfulness instructors to use to aid them in teaching mindfulness to small businesses. The purpose of these two sources, a rationale paper and a creative project (curriculum), is to decrease burnout in employees in small businesses and to do so through a mindfulness training.

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