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Reduce Stress in 90 Seconds With This Trick From Mindfulness Expert Trudy Goodman

Welcome to another edition of B-Well, a 30-minute webinar series, highlighting tips, resources, and coping skills from leading wellbeing experts to support you and your families. 

Prior episodes featured Thrive Global founder Arianna Huffington, renowned Buddhist meditation practitioner and author Jack Kornfield, award-winning comedian Trevor Noah, and pioneering psychiatrist Kim Norman. Today brings Trudy Goodman PhD, one of the first teachers of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and founder of mindfulness and meditation center InsightLA.

Goodman offers several points of encouraging advice — especially for those who feel they can’t meditate. She says that mindfulness meditation does not ask us to stop our thinking and silence our minds. “That’s not going to happen right now,” she adds. Similarly, she debunks the notion that “being centered” requires one to be calm and serene. Goodman also shares a practice that reduces stress and anxiety in 90 seconds and leads a body scan to strengthen the immune system and “send the body the message that we care.” Follow along in the video below.

The B-Well series is part of a larger Leading Through Change initiative, providing thought leadership, tips, and resources to help business leaders manage through crises. Check out some of our most recent articles:


Carolyn is the Director of Brand Editorial at Salesforce. Prior to Salesforce she worked in editorial team management roles at Vox Media, Google, and San Francisco magazine. The author of the James Beard-nominated Rich Table cookbook, she is passionate about meditation and mental wellbeing at work.

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