What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is paying attention non-judgmentally in the present moment, especially to one's thoughts and feelings, with curiosity, courage and compassion.

Practicing mindfulness can help reduce stress and increase happiness. You can practice anywhere, and for as much or as little time as works for you!

The resources listed on this webpage are tools you can use to help you learn how to be more mindful. Try as many as you like until you find the ones that work best for you.

Mindfulness at Cornell College

Friday Meditation, Mindfulness, and Mind-Body-Spirit Practices: The 1st – 3rd Fridays of each block, 11:15-11:55 AM in Allee Chapel. Students, staff, and faculty can drop in anytime for movement and seated practices.

YOGA for Deep Peace (1hr): Tuesdays 3:45-4:45pm in Hall-Perrine West. Students, staff, and faculty welcome.

30 Min YOGA: Wednesdays 12:15-12:45 PM in Hall-Perrine West. Students, staff, and faculty welcome.

Psy 513 Meditation, Mindfulness, & Psychological Health: A ¼ credit class offered at the start of fall and spring semester. Seven weeks long.

1:1 Coaching/Spiritual Guidance: Contact cquehl-engel to set up an appointment.

Block Break Retreats: For more information on block break retreats email cquehl-engel.

  • Block 1: "Release & Renew: A Mindful Spirituality Retreat" at Prairiewoods.
  • Block 2: To be determined.
  • Block 5: “Winter Monastic Retreat” at New Melleray Abbey.

Mindfulness Podcasts: Beginning Block 2 Health Promotions will be releasing a Podcast on Mindfulness every block. Visit the Health Promotions webpage for additional information. 

Quiet Space

Stress-Free Room: The Stress-Free Room is located in the Counseling Center. Some of the items available are relaxing music, materials for coloring, biofeedback via a computer program, and a reclining chair with a heated back massager. Reservations can be made online.  

Mindfulness Apps

Flipd: The Flipd mobile application has a Mindful Moments feature that encourages the user to  spend their time more mindfully. Visit the Health Promotions Office for more information on the Flipd mobile application and to sign up!

Mindfulness Coach: This app this helps users create goals, track progress, and get personal recommendations on becoming more mindful.  Free. 

Reflectly: Reflectly uses artificial intelligence to help you overcome negative thoughts, reduce stress, and focus on happiness. Some free options, as well as subscription only features. 

Meditation & Breathing Apps

Breethe: Introduction on how to meditate, quick meditations for relaxtion and anxiety, music and sounds for sleeping, and bedtime stories. Free options as well as subscription only access. 

Calm: Guided and unguided meditations, video lessons on moving mindfully, music and sounds for focus. Free options as well as subscription only features. 

Headspace: Themed sessions, guided meditations, SOS exercises,and group meditations,. Free trial, then monthly or yearly option. 

Insight Timer: 25,000 free meditations on topics such as sleep, self-esteem, stress, and anxiety. Courses available in music such as binaural beats, mantras, and other sounds. Free basic service with monthly and yearly subscription option. 

Mindbliss: Guided meditations, binaural beats, breath work, creative visualization, positive affirmations, and more. 14 day free trial available, then a monthly or yearly option available. 

Meditation Studio: Themed mediations on kindness, sleep, health, happiness, and other topics. Many meditations are free, others are only available with a monthly or yearly subscription. 

Smiling Mind: A free Australian app with mindfulness and meditation exerercies on topics such as anxiety, creating calm, and enhancing awareness. 

Ambient Sound Apps

Naturespace: Actual high resolution sound recordings from natural spaces around the world. Useful for blocking background noises, focus, or unguided meditation. Free tracks as well as pay-per-track and package options. 

TaoMix 2: Sleep Sounds & Focus: Choose from prerecorded sounds to create your own soundscape. Option to import or record your own sounds as well. Free with limited features. Weekly and yearly subscription options. 

Relax Melodies: Sleep Sounds: A variety of white noise, binaural beats, guided meditations, and body-mind exercises. What makes this app unique is the ability to mix and match sounds to create your own ambience. Some free optionsas well as monthly or yearly subscription options. 

White Noise Lite: Multiple noises available including clothes dryer, grandfather clock, running water, white noise, and more. Free with additional paid options.