Trends & Tensions A Conversation

As the growing professional trade association for the mindfulness industry, one key pillar of our work is staying on top of and being the link to trends, and the professionals making these trends possible.  Here are the top trends we see today. 
Digital Mindfulness Apps:
    • The rise of digital platforms and mobile apps dedicated to mindfulness, such as Headspace, Calm, and Insight Timer, has made mindfulness practices more accessible to a broader audience. These apps often offer guided meditations, sleep aids, and other mindfulness exercises.

The tension for the industry - 

  • App download rates that were once steady and on the rise have now leveled off.  More important and stagger is that while apps are now on people's devices the usage rates are dropping. 

Mindfulness in the Workplace:

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