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Meet Kerrie Lauck

I am a retired attorney with 21 years of experience in the public and private sectors. One of my favorite things to say is that experience is the best teacher, and I think that’s so because my personal and professional experiences over the course of my life are what led me to my true passion.

Guiding Mindfulness Practice

My goal is to help workplaces and individuals create, deepen, and sustain mindfulness practices that improve quality of life.

In 2009, as an attorney and new mother, I found mindfulness as a way to help me cope with and better manage my life and work. The practices quickly became indispensable life skills for me, as well as keys to collaborative teamwork and leadership.

By 2012 I was volunteer guiding mindfulness classes with groups in the community, including at schools, the library, the prison, the jail, my church, the workplace, and with family and friends.

Along the way, I took courses and received mindfulness and wellness training certifications from several credentialing entities, including Mindful Schools, Mindful Leader, and the Whole Health Institute, learning everything I could to better share the tools and concepts with others and become a more skilled mindfulness and wellness guide. I am an International Mindfulness Teachers Association Certified Professional Level Mindfulness Teacher (IMTA CMT-P). Mindfulness and self-compassion practices continue to be a transformative force in my life, and I have watched them change the lives of countless others.

KLauckwork Clients

This partial list of workplace clients represents our work with large and small organizations across various sectors.
Southwest Airlines
Little Rock Central High School
Arkansas Hospital Association
Heifer Foundation
City of Mulberry
DBH Management Consultants
Engel & Volkers Little Rock
Arkansas Municipal League
Wright Lindsey Jennings
Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance
Frequently Asked Questions

Mindfulness in the Workplace

Why is mindfulness so beneficial in the workplace?

Mindfulness has been shown to lower medical costs; decrease absenteeism; increase morale and retention rates; expand cooperation and teamwork; improve productivity; and enhance innovation, quality of work, leadership and social skills, and job satisfaction. As a Certified Workplace Mindfulness Facilitator, I am skilled at providing workplace mindfulness training that creates positive results.

Do my employees expect to be offered mindfulness training at work?

Before the pandemic, a little over 60% of Americans did not expect their employer to provide any mental health assistance on the job.  By 2021, that percentage had flipped: almost 65% of Americans now expect their employer to offer mental health assistance as a part of their employment.

My workplace is debating whether to do a mindfulness program or a diversity, equity, and inclusion program. Where should we start?

Mindfulness training can create a more conducive environment for a successful DEI program.  The attitudinal qualities of mindfulness are non-judgment, acceptance, patience, a beginner’s mind, trust, non-striving, letting go, gratitude, and generosity.  Research reflects that mindfulness practice reduces unconscious bias.  Mindfulness practices help us to stay engaged through discomfort; to guard against shutting down when confronted with difficult situations; to regulate emotions in response to negative stimuli; to recognize the shared vulnerability in our common humanity, thereby increasing compassion; to accept the perceptions of others, even if we disagree; and to avoid self-judgment and judgment of others.  As one of my teachers likes to say, “A mindfulness background is essential in making a DEI program worth it”.

Is stress in the workplace improving as the pandemic begins to wane?

No, unfortunately. The Gallup State of the Workplace 2022 Report reflects workplace stress is at its highest level ever recorded.

Would mindfulness be beneficial for my workplace?

Yes, the benefits of mindfulness training in the workplace are vast.  Because of where we are in the world today with multiple ongoing crises, we have a fulcrum opportunity to reinvent the workplace to make it better, more effective, and more human. Research has shown that mindfulness in the workplace results in a positive impact on the bottom line; enhanced job satisfaction; improved quality of work and teamwork; increased morale and decreased absenteeism; lower medical costs; reduced turnover; and more.

Frequently Asked QuestionS

Learn About Mindfulness

Does mindfulness work as well as medicine for anxiety?

Yes, new research published in late 2022 confirms that mindfulness is as effective as medication in the treatment of anxiety.

Is stress in the workplace improving as the pandemic begins to wane?

No, unfortunately. The Gallup State of the Workplace 2022 Report reflects workplace stress is at its highest level ever recorded.

Who benefits from mindfulness?

Anyone and everyone who is open to learning and to growth.  Our brains and bodies are all designed and made in the same ways, so the application of mindfulness to each person works in the same ways (though with different results based on the makeup of the individual).

Will mindfulness solve my problems? Will mindfulness work for me?

Mindfulness does not solve your problems but instead allows you to see your problems and their solutions more clearly. Mindfulness is not magic but instead is like exercise for your brain -- just like exercise for our body generates benefits only if we do it consistently, mindfulness benefits us if we practice it consistently.

Does mindfulness mean that bad things won’t happen to me anymore?

Mindfulness doesn’t change what happens to you but allows you to change your relationship to what happens to you.