What's Next

Now that you’ve completed a Search Inside Yourself program, here are a few ways to continue to develop your mindfulness practice and deepen your emotional intelligence:

On Your Own

Download an App

There are many wonderful apps that can help you develop a daily mindfulness practice. Many have guided meditations, timers with bells, ways to track your progress and other materials to help you get started. Here are a few to check out

Daily Practices

Review the suggested practices from the 4-week follow up period:

Read on

If you haven’t already read the book Search Inside Yourself, we certainly recommend it! In addition to the books listed in the After the Program sheet, here are a few other recommended books to learn more:

With Your Community/Coworkers

Join a group

There are many ways to practice mindfulness and we encourage you to explore options near you (e.g. local zen center, yoga studio or other spiritual traditions). 

Organize a group

There are many things that you and your community or colleagues can try out. Some ideas are: hold a regular sit where you colleagues come together for 10-20 minute practice period, organize mindful lunches which colleagues are invited to eat together in silence, create a book club. The sky's the limit here! Find something that resonates with you and your work environment.

Organize a Mindful Lunch

"When walking, walk. When eating, eat."  -Zen Proverb. Practicing mindfulness at while eating is a wonderful opportunity to eat with all of your senses and to cultivate more mindfulness as part of a daily activity. Not every meal needs to be eaten in complete silence, even just taking a moment at the beginning of a meal or during a bite can help bring attention and appreciate to the meal and the moment. Eating mindfully also helps with digestion, and helps you stop eating when you are full rather than overeating

The idea is simple-- just get a group of people together for an intentional lunch. Maybe start with five or ten minutes of silent eating, or try having the whole lunch in silence.

Here are a few more resources to get you started: