Mindfulness is a way of being fully present with whatever is happening. It’s a skill which can be cultivated through meditation and other practices. According to Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, the creator of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program which introduced mindfulness to Western medicine in the late 1970’s, mindfulness is “paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.” Mindfulness and other meditation practices have been shown to decrease stress, improve sleep quality, increase compassion towards oneself and others, and improve overall well-being. You’re invited to try the resource that feels right for you.
- Buddhist Life meditation podcast through the Chaplain’s Office
- New Haven/Yale Insight meditation
- Unwinding Anxiety, a web and mobile app program which includes mindfulness training and has been scientifically proven to reduce anxiety by 67%; 3 months of subsidized access available to Yale students. To request an access code, please complete this form. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance accessing the form.
- Yale Community Drop-in Meditation session on Zoom
- Yale Well’s “Mind Well” resources