Date of Award

Fall 9-1-2022

Document Type


Degree Name

MA - Master of Arts


Mindfulness Studies

First Advisor

Melissa Jean

Second Advisor

Andrew Olendzki


The COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented in terms of size and scale, and has impacted virtually every facet of life across the world over the past two and a half years. For adult working professionals, it has presented enormous challenges including work-from-home mandates, video conferencing, homeschooling, unplanned childcare, financial instability, and prolonged uncertainty leading to increased fear, stress, anxiety, and loneliness. Other work on this topic reports that even a short program in mindfulness can help adult working professionals counteract the negative effects of chronic stress and trauma. This study argues that my proposed program with four specific mindfulness practices entitled COVID-19 Mindfulness Toolkit: A 4-Week Course for Adult Working Professionalscan help adult working professional better self-regulate and care for themselves throughout the ongoing and prolonged phases of the pandemic. This program can be incorporated into corporate training curriculums and be offered either in person or remotely via video-conferencing technology.