The Wellness Project: Using the Breath in Stress Management - Behavioral Health

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Counseling Session Photographer: Douglas Levere

Welcome to the Wellness Project where you will be taken on a journey to increase your knowledge and understanding of the mind-body connection and create a wellness plan that works for you and your clients

What will my employees and clients get out of this course?

Our goal is to help you bring wellness to the workplace and to your clients. In supporting the overall wellness of your employees you are reducing their stress levels, and improving collaboration and productivity. In addition, the lessons, handouts, and guided exercises can be used in individual and group sessions with clients. This goal of the program is to help you and your employees recognize what mental health and wellness really is, when it’s time to reach out for help, and to reduce the stigma of mental health and mental health treatment from both the individual and organizational levels to create more compassionate and supportive home and working environments. Through clinician participation in their own wellness journey, we hope they gain valuable skills and tools to utilize with their clients. We hope you, your staff, and your clients will join us on this journey.  

Why does it matter?

Impact of Stress

  • Mood disorders are the most common cause of hospitalization for all people in the U.S. under age 45 (after excluding hospitalization relating to pregnancy and birth). (NAMI, 2021)
  • During June 24–30, 2020, in the US, younger adults, racial/ethnic minorities, essential workers, and unpaid adult caregivers reported having experienced disproportionately worse mental health outcomes, increased substance use, and elevated suicidal ideation. (Czeisler et. al., 2020)

Benefits of a Wellness Program

  • As Generation Z enters the workforce and Millennials continue to advance in their careers, workers are seeking employers that encourage a healthy physical, emotional, social and financial lifestyle. Forty-eight percent of best performers offer holistic well-being programs, compared with 34 percent of companies with higher than average health care spending. (Miller, 2019)
  • Addressing stress and anxiety early on can prevent costly treatment for physical conditions such as hypertension and diabetes. (Miller, 2019

Benefits for Employers

  • Employees can utilize videos and handouts with clients to assist them on their own wellness journeys
  • Access to a company portal
    • Add or remove employees
    • Register new employees
    • Verify employee completion 
    • Assign multiple administrators 
  • Discounts based on company size
    • Discounts automatically taken at checkout when registering for groups
    • Receive a discount code for your company size to add additional purchases later  
  • Personal assistance with creation of company portal and registration of all employees for groups of 5 or more employees.
Number of Courses Group Discount Rate Price Per Course
1-2 No Discount $150
3-9 5% $143
10-39 10% $135
40-69 15% $128
70-99 20% $120
100-199 25% $113
200-299 30% $105
300-399 35% $97.50
400-499 40% $90
500 or more 50% $75

This program is not intended to diagnose or treat any condition. This program provides education and tools intended to improve overall wellbeing.

If you or someone you know might be at risk of suicide, there is help. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255, text a crisis counselor at 741741, or visit

Effective July 16, 2022, Lifeline will be using the designated three-digit code 988 instead of the 1-800-273-TALK (8255).