Mindfulness program developed at Google. Based on neuroscience research.

October 4 -5, 2019 at Harvard University

Our Center for Mindfulness and Compassion teams up with Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI) to offer Boston’s FIRST Search Inside Yourself (SIY) mindfulness and emotional intelligence program.

Learn powerful emotional intelligence skills for high performance and wellbeing. The Search Inside Yourself program teaches attention and mindfulness techniques that build the core skills for effective leadership. 

This program can help you intensify your focus, manage stress, harness creativity and improve resilience. You will gain greater self-awareness, communication and leadership skills so you can thrive in your personal and professional life.

“SIY changed the way I deal with challenges.  I actually remain calm in stressful situations, and colleagues look to me to find workable solutions to problems.”

“Every single last part of the training was life changing.”

About the program

The month-long SIY program begins with a highly interactive two day in-person course, followed by four weeks of individual and peer-to-peer practices, and concludes with a webinar. The program curriculum brings together mindfulness, neuroscience, leadership training, and emotional intelligence.

The program includes the following core components:

  • Overview of the neuroscience of emotion, perception and behavior change

  • Definition of emotional intelligence and its personal and professional benefits

  • Attention training to enable greater emotional intelligence, including self-awareness, self-mastery, motivation and connection with self and others

  • Principles and practices for developing healthy mental habits that accelerate wellbeing, including effective listening, generosity, empathy, communication and social skills

  • Mindfulness and reflection practices that support happiness, thriving and overall well being

  • Exercises include attention training practice, dyad conversations, journaling, walking and group conversations

The program teaches highly practical and applicable tools that improve emotional intelligence, resilience, creativity, communication, productivity and personal and organizational leadership.


Who should attend

This program is designed for both individuals and organizations who wish to build greater emotional intelligence and leadership capabilities. We welcome individuals, groups, teams, and organizations from both the public and private sectors.


Through the SIY program you will learn foundational skills to:

  • Enhance focus and creativity

  • Develop agile and adaptive mindsets

  • Reduce stress responses and increase resilience

  • Develop greater self-awareness and emotional regulation

  • Improve communication and decision-making skills

  • Develop greater emotional intelligence

Surveys from program participants reveal that following the program, 89 percent of participants felt a better ability to reduce stress, 85 percent reported better clarity of mind, and 85 percent noticed enhanced connection to others.

Coaching credit

Search Inside Yourself is now approved by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Coaches receive 13.5 ICF Continuing Coaching Education credits after completing the SIY program. Please contact Regina Zasadzinski at

Program details

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Dates: Friday, October 4 - Saturday, October 5, 2019

Location: Harvard University, Student Organization Center at Hilles, 59 Shepard Street, Cambridge, MA 02138


  • Early Bird (July 21 - August 17): $995

  • Regular Registration (August 18 - September 21): $1250

  • Late Registration (September 22 - Program Start): $1350

Lunch will be provided both days.

Please dress comfortably in business casual and bring layers as the room temperature may vary.

Scholarships: SIYLI believes in radical generosity. When you purchase a ticket to attend, you are supporting scholarships for individuals who cannot afford the full price of a ticket. POC/Minority and need-based scholarships available. Scholarship applications will be open while spots are available. Please apply here.


  • 50% Discount for CHA Patients and Staff (limited number available). Tuition Reimbursement available for benefits-eligible CHA employees.

  • 15% Discount for Harvard University Students, Staff, and Faculty

  • 10% Discount for CIC and WeWork members

Contact us to learn more.

Questions? | 617-591-6132


Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend, there are a couple of options:

  • Transfer to another participant: Tickets are fully transferable to another person at any time. Contact SIYLI to give the name and email of the attendee in your place.

  • Full or partial refund: You are eligible for a full refund until three weeks prior to the program. If you cancel between one to three weeks before the program, you can receive a refund less a 25% processing fee. If you cancel within 1 week of the program you are not eligible for a refund.

  • Unfortunately, registrations are not transferable between programs and we are unable to provide credit for future programs. Refunds will be issued through Eventbrite and processed within 15 days of notification of cancellation.