University of Nebraska Medical Center


Mindfulness is a type of meditation that utilizes your senses to focus on the present moment. Often we find ourselves caught up in thoughts about a variety of things and aren't aware of the present moment. Like any skill, mindfulness takes practice. Below we suggest various resources to introduce you to concepts of mindfulness.

What is Mindfulness

The Science Behind Mindfulness

 Practice Mindfulness

What is Mindfulness? 

The Science Behind Mindfulness

There are more and more findings about the benefits of mindfulness. Practicing mindfulness can result in an increased mood, a decrease in stress, and an increase in general health. Studies suggest that mindfulness practice can even be as helpful as anti-depressants. To learn more you can read about the science of mindfulness or watch the short video below.

Practice Mindfulness

Mindfulness of Body and Breath (Audio) - 8 minutes

Mindful Meditation (Audio) - 5 minutes

Ten Minutes of Mindfulness (Audio) - 10 minutes

Body Scan

Body Scan 1 (Audio) - 7 minutes

Body Scan 2 (Audio) - 15 minutes