Massachusetts author to lead mindfulness webinars focused on health and well-being

Practicing mindfulness and meditation may help you manage stress and high blood pressure, sleep better, feel more balanced and connected, and even lower your risk of heart disease.

The American Heart Association wants to help you let go of stress and feel more calm and peaceful by offering three, free webinars in June designed to teach methods for handling stress in a healthier way.

The webinars will be led by coach, trainer and author Jon Wortmann, and are specifically designed for non-profit and corporate leaders, as well as frontline healthcare workers. Wortman is a best-selling author of five books who has presented over 3,000 workshops on leadership, resilience, and communication. He coaches golfers at UCONN and on the PGA Tour. He lives with his wife outside of Boston.

The webinars will be held on June 16, 17 and 24.

To register, please email with your name, company and preferred email address.

Here is a description of each webinar:

For Corporate Professionals: 15 Ways to Stay Sane or Saner Through Loss and Change
TUESDAY, JUNE 16 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST
For our corporate professionals, the heart issues of this pandemic are loss. We have lost routines, colleagues, and many senses of normalcy. There are, however, ways of showing up to work and taking care of our brains that protect our hearts. Stress, burn out, and ineffective performance all have been proven to harm not only our blood pressure, but our longevity. Brain health expert and bestselling author, Jon Wortmann, is our partner in teaching science-based methods for being the kind of leader, thinker, and teammate essential in this time of crisis and change. When you know how to work on your inner life and interact with colleagues in the new environment, you’re healthier and more prepared for the days ahead.

For Healthcare Workers: Surprising Ways to Heal: Burnout Assessment and Recovery You Can Apply Right Away
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17 | 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST
For frontline health care workers and professionals, the heart issue is recovery. Burnout is inevitable. Burnout is not mental illness, but it can be. As burnout impacts our blood pressure, it harms our longevity. The solution: scientifically proven recovery techniques that fit a care taker’s personality and style. You’ve heard of some of the options: exercise, yoga, mindfulness, and sleep. These obvious answers, however, aren’t the only options. And the obvious answers need new methodologies for this pandemic. Brain health expert and bestselling author, Jon Wortmann, is our partner in teaching 11 ways to recover faster or faster.

For Non-Profit Leaders: 15 Ways to Stay Sane or Saner Through Loss and Change
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24 | 11:00  AM – 12:00 PM EST
For our non-profit leaders, we are losing our access to our communities, both our supporters and those we serve. As we enter the oft virtual world, what do we do to take care of ourselves when our resources and missions are under attack? How do we connect with our teams and those we serve? How do we offer value to the communities that need us? The answers are in the way we take care of our brain. To be ready to help, we need to know what is draining our energy, attention, and calm. When we know how to recover, focus, and be a non-anxious presence—all skills brain science have shown are possible even in crisis—we can be the change agents the world needs us to be right now.