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E119 Campus Recreation and Wellness Center
309 South Madison Street
Iowa City, IA 52242-2010
United States

“Mindfulness is the awareness that arises when you pay attention in a particular way: On purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.” -- Jon Kabat-Zinn
Sunset over Iowa River

Mindfulness is learning to be fully present in the moment with awareness, curiosity, kindness and without judgmentThrough the practice of mindfulness, we can learn to train our attention and awareness, and observe ourselves and our situations with calmness and ease, even amidst the busyness of daily living or the challenges presented by physical or mental health limitations. We can learn to choose how to respond to stressors and become less reactive. All these things may contribute to improved health and well-being.

Video Resources

What Mindfulness is and What it is Not

A Brief Definition and Taste of Mindfulness

Take a Mindful Moment

What Does the Research Say