Mariann Johnson
Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing

Mariann Johnson is a wellbeing and mindfulness instructor for the University of Minnesota Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing. Prior to joining the Center, Mariann served as a Mindfulness Facilitator and Manager for Moment Health, a UnitedHealth Group Ventures program, and as a founding and senior instructor for the Institute for Mindful Leadership, an international leadership developed group originally piloted out of General Mills, Inc. Mariann has practiced mindfulness meditation for over 25 years and studied with national and international leaders in the field. She completed extensive Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher training through the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts, founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
A growing body of research has begun to point to the numerous benefits of mindfulness practice. Studies indicate that mindfulness helps enhance emotional and physical resilience, improves decision-making and helps to support stronger relationship, at work and at home. This experiential session will include an introduction to mindfulness and also provide an overview of the role that mindfulness may play in enhancing one’s ability to serve as a more impactful, healthcare leader.