Impact Data Chat: Wellness

June 4, 2024

We held an informal Impact Data Chat focused on Inner Wellness at the Katapult Future Fest 2024.

Below is a list of resources from the conversation. Please feel free to share other tools we should add and we will continue to update this.

Research and research centers

  • Jon Kabat-Zinn’s “mindfulness-based stress reduction” programme  
  • Inner Development Goal Foundation and toolkit
  • Role of breathwork and meditation in getting us into a state of inner balance and happiness.
  • 5 minutes of breathing, “cyclic sighing”, reduces stress and anxiety, engages parasympathetic nervous system, and produces more energy, peacefulness and joy - Stanford research by Andrew Huberman and David Spiegel (2023)
  • Marc Brackett - Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
  • Role of mindfulness in supporting resilience and positive wellbeing
  • Focusing on the present moment, in a deliberate, non-judgemental way
  • Oh, Pawar, and Servez (2022) Findings: “When confronted with challenges, those who practice mindfulness have a more optimistic outlook on their lives and are less likely to struggle with mental health issues.”
  • Positive impact of nature on our wellbeing and health
  • Green space, e.g., forest bathing-blood pressure reduction, stronger immune system and mental health.
  • Blue space, impact of gazing or living near the ocean on mental health
  • Higher sense of purpose associated with lower risk of chronic conditions and premature mortality, better health behaviors (Kim, Shiba, Boehm, Kubzansky, 2020)



  • Gratitude journal
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Breathwork (Cyclic sigh, Ocean breath)
  • Sauna
  • Icebathing
  • Qi Gong
  • EMDR
  • Quantum healing
  • 10-second hugs
  • Making music (singing, playing an instrument, rhythms, etc)
  • The practice of starting meetings, stating your values


  • Contemplate thoughts and feelings before accepting them
  • Consider choices against short term fulfillment and long term happiness
  • Replace regret with learning and change
  • Happiness is in the moment
  • Stop chasing, stop running, stay.
  • Happiness is being in the moment, nature and feel the unconditional love for myself
  • Create roots
  • My breath is my anchor, remind yourself to breathe. Acceptance and safety in your thoughts
  • Focus on a point ahead of you and count backwards from 100
  • Elevation, play, music, nature smell
  • Take a dive in the sea
  • Dancing
  • The daily stoic + contemplating
  • Watching and listening to nature
  • Sound of silence, appreciation of all silence
  • Pick rocks
  • Gathering places, like Morning beat
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