IT Stress Management with Ten Percent Happier Teacher Alexis Santos

Written by Tom Bridge on May 8, 2023

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As an IT professional, you have a plan for everything. You know what to do if a server goes down, how to ensure your CEO has access to her critical resources on the road, and who should handle which parts of the incident response plan during worst-case scenarios. But amid the busyness and intensity that comes with a role in IT, do you have a plan to protect your mental wellness?

If you’ve struggled with feelings of burnout, anxiety, or exhaustion related to your job over the past few years, you’re not alone. When so many companies suddenly switched from in-person to fully remote business models in 2020, it was IT professionals that had to carry most of the weight. Today, these same admins now manage complex business models with employees working remotely, in-person, and hybridly. It’s no surprise that a recent version of JumpCloud’s SME IT Trends report found that today’s admins are still overwhelmed and working overtime –  though pursuing better work-life balance is a priority.

Because their role and value cannot be overstated, JumpCloud aims to support not only the work IT professionals do, but their mental wellness. 

Join us on Thursday, May 18 at 9am PT/12pm ET for a live event and meditation session with Alexis Santos, a featured expert on the Ten Percent Happier meditation app and co-founder of the Open Door Meditation Community. 

Alexis has been in the field of mindfulness and meditation since 2001. He spent several years in medical school after graduating from Harvard in 1995, but then left his career to seek out a different path. While traveling in India, he was introduced to insight meditation, and he now teaches meditation at retreat centers around the world. He is featured on the Ten Percent Happier meditation app, and is co-founder of Open Door Meditation Community in Portland, Maine. Alexis’s teaching style is natural and uncrafted. He brings a practical, intuitive and compassionate approach to the development of wisdom.

Come together with other IT professionals to learn how to prioritize your mental wellness and uncover strategies to help you maintain a peaceful, present mind. Alexis will share strategies for increasing resiliency, happiness, fulfillment, and acuity, teach you how to prevent stress and burnout in a high-intensity environment, and give you meditation tactics you can use throughout the workday to improve your mental wellness. 

We’re all proactive in IT, constantly thinking about how to avoid the next crash. Your mental health should be no different. Instead of dealing with it once a problem is identified, learn how to safeguard your mental wellbeing by becoming Ten Percent Happier. Sign up for the webinar today!

Tom Bridge

Tom Bridge is JumpCloud’s Principal Product Manager for Apple technologies. He has spent more than 20 years in IT roles at SMB and Medium Enterprise organizations as a consultant. He has degrees in Political Science and Music from Denison University, and a Masters in History of Science & Technology from Virginia Tech. He lives in the District of Columbia with his wife Tiffany, son Charlie, and 25-lb cat Macro.

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