Improved resilience and health. Enhanced ability to manage stress and anxiety. These are things every Denisonian can benefit from. And mindfulness practices can help build these capacities in everyone.

The Mindful Denison initiative supports well-being among Denison students, staff, and faculty by bringing mindful practices to our campus via workshops, contemplative spaces, and support for people and communities of practice.

Through mindful awareness, we can avoid being on “auto-pilot,” and more often consciously choose how we live. And there is good scientific evidence that mindful practices help us to be more compassionate, toward ourselves and others.

Mindful Denison draws on evidence-based practices to support well-being. We value opportunities to take a mindful pause, re-center and carry on.

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is the art and practice of learning to pay attention to our present moment experience in a non-judgmental, curious and open way. It’s a state of in-the-moment awareness, or “mindful awareness” that we all have a natural capacity for — but that we don’t often purposefully practice or cultivate.

Ancient wisdom traditions have handed down tools to guide us in these practices, adapted over time, as an antidote to the stress and busyness of modern life. Practicing mindfulness provides evidence-based benefits in our daily life, including lowered stress and anxiety, and increased ease, joy, focus, self-compassion and resilience.

Mindful Denison offers accessible opportunities for Denison students, faculty and staff to learn about and practice mindfulness and experience the benefits for themselves.

Mindfulness Programs

To sign up for a workshop or see upcoming events, please visit MyDenison

The Mindful Denison Team

Contact Us


Please call 740-587-6200 and press #1 to schedule an appointment with a member of our medical or behavioral staff

*Given demand for student appointments, we ask that you cancel any appointment you are unable to attend.

Counseling “Walk-in Hour”:

No appointment necessary
Monday through Friday
11:30 am - 12:30 pm.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

1-800-273-TALK (8255)


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