UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center

Translations of free guided meditations available in 15 languages, with more to come

By Sandy Cohen • December 20, 2021

With the easy-to-use UCLA Mindfulness app, you can practice mindful meditation anywhere, anytime, with guidance from 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 [...]

By UCLA50Plus • December 11, 2019

Sleep is essential to a healthy and high-quality life. It can help you achieve mental clarity, fight off illness and maintain a healthy weight. Unfortunately, 20 to 30 percent of people sleep poorly. Even worse, 10 percent of people have chronic insomnia — difficulty falling or staying asleep. Good sleep [...]

By uclahealth • August 11, 2019

Humans have a natural ability to live in the present. As children, we are curious and notice even small details (like the color of a bug or a pattern in the clouds). With aging, people tend to focus less on the present moment. Instead, they process things that happened in the past or anticipate [...]

By uclahealth • July 11, 2019

Everybody has an occasional sleepless night, but sleep disturbances among older adults are especially common, as part of the aging process. In fact, an estimated 50 percent of people age 55 or older suffer from a sleep problem, including not being able to fall asleep or stay asleep, compared with [...]

By UCLA50Plus • November 8, 2018

The Adolescent Epilepsy Center at UCLA will open its doors in June at 300 UCLA Medical Plaza. The unique, multidisciplinary center will offer a holistic treatment approach for teenagers [...]

By uclahealth • May 8, 2018

For more than 30 years, UCLA Health has been pairing traditional medical treatments with integrative [...]

By uclahealth • May 7, 2018

How often in your week do you find yourself unaware of what you did just moments before? Do you sometimes forget stretches of driving only to find yourself at your destination without remembering the specifics of how you got there? The human mind excels at automating functions so [...]

By uclahealth • January 12, 2018

Mindful meditation is a time of quiet contemplation that offers children and adolescents an opportunity to decompress and reflect on their physical, mental and emotional experiences. By refocusing the brain on the present, mindful meditation can help children improve their attention, regulate their emotions and build resiliency. “Mindful [...]

By uclahealth • September 27, 2017

Tina Turner does it.  So does Katy Perry, Sting, supermodel Gisele Bundchen and a host of other celebrities. When not strutting the concert stage or cat walk, they’re grooving to meditation’s benefits. While celebrity isn’t a reason to try meditation, it did make me a bit more curious. These [...]

By • December 20, 2016