Mindfulness involves being aware of what is happening in the present moment with an attitude of openness and acceptance towards our experience. There are a variety of mindfulness practices that can help focus our attention on what is happening right here, right now. There is a strong body of research demonstrating the benefits of mindfulness practices for physicians by reducing stress and promoting well-being.
- Mindfulness Utah is a website of local mindfulness meditation teacher Vicki Overfelt. It is an excellent source of information about local mindfulness teachers and events, and also offers an extensive list of resources including books, websites, apps, etc.
- Tara Brach offers a variety of free guided meditation recordings.
- The Mindfulness Clinic at the University Counseling Center serves University of Utah students, staff, and faculty by providing services aimed at reducing stress, managing, anxiety, and balancing emotions. In addition to offering drop-in medication and workshops, the Mindfulness Clinic has an array of online resources useful in learning meditation. Located at Student Services Building, 3rd floor (Rm 334).
- The UCLA Mindfulness Awareness Research Center (MARC) offers a variety of free guided meditations and other good information.