UCLA Mindful App

UCLA Mindful

With the easy-to-use UCLA Mindful app, you can practice mindfulness meditation anywhere, anytime with the guidance of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. Scientific research shows mindfulness can help manage stress-related physical conditions, reduce anxiety and depression, cultivate positive emotions, and help improve overall physical health and well-being.

Mindfulness is the practice of training the mind to be present through moment-to-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, body sensations, and environment. Mindfulness promotes an attitude of openness, curiosity, and a willingness to be with our experience. Through regular practice, taught through this app, you can develop a meditation practice and learn to bring more mindfulness into your daily life.

This app offers:

  • Basic Meditations for getting started, in both English and Spanish
  • Wellness Meditations for people suffering from challenging health conditions
  • Informative videos exploring how to get started, supportive meditation postures, and the science of mindfulness
  • Weekly podcasts from UCLA’s Hammer Museum– a 30-minute meditation on different themes you can search for and bookmark
  • A timer to meditate on your own

Connected Futures

Connected Futures is a curriculum designed to help students form meaningful connections with supportive, non-parental adults in their lives. From teachers, to coaches, to extended family members, and beyond, these adults are a critical resource for students’ engagement and success. Students learn why mentors might be helpful to them, and are also equipped with skills to actually build and grow their social networks. This program is available through your computer browser.

Connected Futures is based on an intervention called Connected Scholars, which has been shown to help first-generation college students network to gain social capital as they transition into college. Learn more about research related to the Connected Futures curriculum here.