Mind-Body Armor

Building resilient soldiers.

Strategy and well-being begins with the mind.

The “Mind-Body Campaign” aims at a clear strategic solution to a systemic issue: shift in focus from illness to well-being that begins with the mind.

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Mindfulness shows efficacy across several mental health psychopathologies including depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and substance abuse, attention disorders, traumatic stress, dysregulated eating, and serious mental illness

(Wielgosz et al., 2019)

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Everyday time, money, and attention are wasted due to overwhelmed, unfocused and tired teams.

Research shows that mental training such as effective mindfulness training develops attention keeping people on task with less effort. It also enhances creativity by reducing fear of judgment and self-conscious thinking while increasing our curiosity, open-mindedness and relaxed concentration.

The ROI (return on investment) for team leaders is clear - investment in mindfulness based wellness programs produces more productivity, perceived sense of wellbeing, team cohesion and emotional resilience. 

Six randomized controlled trials, two controlled studies, and five pre-post observational studies reported MBIs as an effective intervention strategy for suicidal behavior. (Raj, S., et al., 2020)

Of Veterans Reported A Positive Effect From Mindfulness Training

Mindfulness is a low-cost, accessible and group friendly intervention.

(Cramer et al., 2016; Jayawardene et al., 2017; Mental Health America, 2021)

Mindfulness is delivering powerful results 

Mindfulness has a large body of clinical research showing efficacy across several mental health psychopathologies including depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and substance abuse, attention disorders, traumatic stress, dysregulated eating, and serious mental illness (Wielgosz et al., 2019). It has been found to be an acceptable (Herrmann et al., 2020) and effective intervention with the veteran population (Goldberg et al., 2020).

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Performance Enhancement in precision sport

Based on available evidence, mindfulness practice
can be considered as a performance-enhancing
complementary training approach in precision sport. (Bühlmayer, 2017)

Less workplace conflict and improved
conflict resolution

Glomb et al. (2011) found that mindfulness results in superior self-regulation of behavior that shapes workplace functioning

Structural changes in the brain associated with enhanced mental performance

Regular meditation practice is found to enhance activity in the prefrontal cortex (often referred to as the CEO of the brain) enhancing self-regulation, attention regulation and working memory

Enhanced immune function and improved physical and mental well-being

Studies found that and 8-week training resulted in a 40% reduction of recovery time from inflammatory illness and immune functioning

Greater Job Satisfaction & Greater happiness

Thousands of studies have linked mindfulness-based meditation to greater quality of life and satisfaction

SkillfulMeans offers digital
workshops and live trainings and retreats

We teach the following skills in our digital workshops and live trainings. Each of our trainings is customizable according to your needs.


  • How to practice meditation and how to apply mindfulness in the including in their relationship to, peers, emotion, technology and sustaining energy levels (avoiding burnout)
  • How to apply mindful communication and deep listening for better collaboration and teamwork
  • The neuroscience of mindfulness
  • Ways to make more mindful decisions
  • How to become less emotionally reactive and handle stress more skillfully
  • How to have difficult conversations skillfully
  • Techniques to become more focused and efficient
  • Techniques to promote efficiency and focus on what matters most
  • How to ease the voice of the inner critic and cultivate a kind mind
  • Understanding our evolutionary psychology and how this has shaped us

Dr. William Jackson

Dr. William Jackson is a clinical psychologist, meditation teacher, and the founder and CEO of SkillfulMeans. While meditating as a monk in remote jungle huts for 12 to 14 hours a day, William developed a fascination with how people living fully engaged modern lives could experience the life-changing benefits of meditation. This calling led him to leave the monastery, study psychology, and develop the SkillfulMeans approach to complete wellbeing. It is the goal of SkillfulMeans to help you infuse insight into every facet of your life.

David Goldovt-Ryzhenkov

David Goldovt-Ryzhenkov is a veteran, and a veteran advocate who has greatly benefitted from mindfulness, including work with Dr. Jackson, and has since launched a Veterans Meditation Group which uses the military principles and people of all affiliations. For the launching of this campaign he plans to leverage his experiences in the startup community and connections to top scholars and leaders in the field, and bring empathy and veteran empowerment to the people who needed it most. He is an Associate at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University in Cambridge Massachusetts.