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How can I engage in my own self-care?

Access to adequate mental health care, maintaining meaningful connections with others, and having a sense of purpose all can support your mental health. It is also important to be proactive and develop your coping toolkit so that you have resources to use during times of stress, distress, and crisis.

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we're doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what's going on around us. The goal of mindfulness is to wake up to the inner workings of our mental, emotional, and physical processes. Mindfulness is available to us in every moment, whether through meditations and body scans, or mindful practices like taking time to pause and breathe, event just for a moment.

Mindfulness Workshops

Mindfulness is a practice to assist in reducing stress, bringing an open-hearted awareness to life. Research studies show that mindfulness can greatly potentially foster resilience in the face of life challenges. In this introductory workshop, students will have an opportunity to practice mindfulness and apply this practice in daily life. View more information about our Mindfulness Workshops


Follow Wellness at Penn on Instagram for Wellness' Mindful Moments

Follow Wellness at Penn on Instagram to benefit from wellbeing information and events, including Wellness' Mindful Moments, an Instagram live session (that can also be watched later as a reel) focused on the teachings of mindful moments. Each session will take place for different intervals of time (1 minute, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, etc.) to demonstrate that mindful moments can be utilized throughout your day, no matter how much time and focus you have. 


Other Mindfulness and Self-Care Tools

Mental Wellness

Anxiety & Stress

Calming Activities