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Mindfulness Resources

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Welcome to the Mindfulness Resources Guide!
“When we are mindful, deeply in touch with the present moment, our understanding of what is going on deepens, and we begin to be filled with acceptance, joy, peace and love.”
– Thich Nhat Hanh


What is Mindfulness? ​
Mindfulness is the practice of maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment. To be mindful is to be aware and awake to the present moment, not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what's going on around us 

Life can be overwhelming. Mindfulness practices can provide great tools to help you learn to accept, manage, and respond, rather than react, to negative emotions. Mindfulness will not get rid of our negative emotions, instead it calls us to pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them—without believing, for instance, that there’s a “right” or “wrong” way to think or feel in a given moment. Mindfulness teaches that our emotions can be useful, not overwhelming or destructive.

Although it has varied religious roots (most notably arising out of Buddhist tradition), a secular mindfulness practice has recently entered the Western mainstream, thanks in part to the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn and his Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program, which he founded in 1979 at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Since then, mindfulness research has expanded greatly, with thousands of studies documenting the physical and mental health benefits of mindfulness and MBSR practices.

On this guide you'll find materials and resources that can be used as a jumping off point for further mindfulness research 
What is Mindfulness? - Jon Kabat-Zinn
How Mindfulness Can Help You to Live in the Present
Mindfulness Meditations, Practices and Exercises
The Power of Mindfulness: What You Practice Grows Stronger
Body Scan Meditation
Mindful Walking
Mindfulness Journaling
Mindful Breathing
Guided Meditations
10-Minute Meditation For Stress
10 Minute Mindfulness Guided Meditation
Morning Guided Meditation
Meditation to Calm TEST ANXIETY | 10 Minute Daily Routines
Mindfulness Bell | Guided Meditation
Mindfulness Book Resources
Mindfulness: General
Mindfulness & the Brain
Mindfulness & Coping Skills
Mindfulness & Meditation
Mindfulness & Self-Compassion
Mindfulness & Teaching and Learning
Peer Reviewed Articles
Streaming Video Resources
​Online Video Resources
How to Tame Your Wandering Mind
How Mindfulness Changes the Emotional Life of our Brains
University of Miami Mindfulness Offerings
Mindfulness Apps
Contact Information
This guide is maintained by the following individual(s):

Julia Arwari

Nyabi Benjamin

To recommend resources to add to this guide, or books or films for the Libraries to purchase, please email Nyabi Benjamin at:

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