Mindfulness & Meditation at Yale

Stressed?  Trouble sleeping?  Burnt out?  You’ve come to the right place!

Mindfulness is all the buzz these days, though the practice has been around for over 2,500 years – and for good reason!  According to Jon Kabat-Zinn, the physician responsible for introducing mindfulness practices into Western medicine in the 1970’s, mindfulness means “paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.”  Mindfulness and meditation practices have been shown to decrease stress, improve sleep quality, increase compassion towards oneself and others, and improve overall well-being.  Check out one of the many ways to learn these skills at Yale. 

 

Ways to Practice Mindfulness & Meditate

*contact lauren.horner@yale.edu for an access code

Suggested Mindfulness and Meditation Books: