Mindfulness Resources

Mindfulness is a practice or set of practices that develop the capacity for a calm, focused mind that is open, responsive and sensitive for optimal teaching, advising, management, and learning. Based on neuroscientific research, mindfulness has been proven to help participants reduce stress and revitalize their professional and personal lives by promoting awareness, presence, compassion, concentration, and focus.

Mindful practitioners often report

  • Feeling more positive
  • Reduced emotional reactivity
  • Cultivation of compassion for oneself and others
  • Minimized drama in everyday life
  • Lowered stress levels, even in hectic times
  • Appreciation for the small things in life
  • Greater connection to your values and goals

Please note: This list of resources is provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; it does not constitute an endorsement or an approval of the content or providing organization by UCS, HPW, or other UWM departments. Please contact the external site for answers to questions regarding specific content.


For Students:

COVID-19 Mindfulness for Staying at Home and After

https://www.themindfulnessinitiative.org/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=e7822fad-a910-496f-a7cd-1ad644e8f1d5

 

Center for Healthyminds COVID-19 Well-Being Toolkit and Resources

https://centerhealthyminds.org/well-being-toolkit-covid19

University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

A Care Package for Uncertain Times

The On Being Project

https://onbeing.org/starting-points/a-care-package-for-uncertain-times/

 

Pandemic Care Resources

Tara Brach, Ph.D.

https://www.tarabrach.com/pandemic/

 

Weekly Meditation Circle (Online, Wednesday from 8:30-9:15am ET)

Garrison Institute

https://www.garrisoninstitute.org/programs-retreats/community-programs/

 

List of more free mindfulness resources

Mindful -healthy mind, healthy life

https://www.mindful.org/free-mindfulness-resources-for-calm-during-covid-outbreak/?mc_cid=4e485a3c87&mc_eid=629edad1c0

 

Mental Health Summit Online Course

Mental Health Summit Group

https://mentalhealthsummitgroup.com/

Listen to Lovingkindness Meditation by Sharon Salzberg on #SoundCloud

https://soundcloud.com/sharonsalzberg/lovingkindness-meditation

 

For Faculty/Staff:

COVID-19 Mindfulness for Staying at Home and After

https://www.themindfulnessinitiative.org/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=e7822fad-a910-496f-a7cd-1ad644e8f1d5

 

COVID-19 QUESTion Project: Supporting the Social Emotional Well Being of Students, in these critical times

Open Future Institute: https://openfutureinstitute.org/

https://openfutureinstitute.org/covid-19-question-project/

 

Center for Healthyminds COVID-19 Well-Being Toolkit and Resources

https://centerhealthyminds.org/well-being-toolkit-covid19

University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Self Care for Educators and Students

Breathe for Change

https://www.breathe4change.com/?utm_source=Pardot&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Mindfulness

 

A Care Package for Uncertain Times

The On Being Project

https://onbeing.org/starting-points/a-care-package-for-uncertain-times/

 

Pandemic Care Resources

Tara Brach, Ph.D.

https://www.tarabrach.com/pandemic/

 

Weekly Meditation Circle (Online, Wednesday from 8:30-9:15am ET)

Garrison Institute

https://www.garrisoninstitute.org/programs-retreats/community-programs/

 

List of more free mindfulness resources

Mindful -healthy mind, healthy life

https://www.mindful.org/free-mindfulness-resources-for-calm-during-covid-outbreak/?mc_cid=4e485a3c87&mc_eid=629edad1c0

 

Mental Health Summit Online Course

Mental Health Summit Group

https://mentalhealthsummitgroup.com/

Listen to Lovingkindness Meditation by Sharon Salzberg on #SoundCloud

https://soundcloud.com/sharonsalzberg/lovingkindness-meditation