Mindfulness & Meditation
The positive effects of meditation and mindfulness has shown, by over two decades of research, to help with stress reduction, restful sleep, increases in focus and concentration, decreases in anxiety and depression, enhancement of emotional intelligence and resiliency, reduction in rumination (constant worrying over something), improvement of memory, and enhancement of communication and relationship skills.
Dartmouth offers a variety of mindfulness and meditation opportunities.
As one step to help foster well-being in our community, we are pleased to announce that Dartmouth is embarking on a campus-wide partnership with Headspace, a global leader in mindfulness and well-being. Beginning in September of 2022, all students, faculty, and staff will receive premium access to the science-backed Headspace app for mindfulness and meditation, at no cost.
Go to the Headspace website and follow the instruction below to enroll.
- Create a Headspace account using your firstname.lastname@example.org email address (your entire
email needs to be lowercase).
- If you currently have a Headspace account, login with your current credentials through the above link and verify eligibility with your email@example.com email.
- Check your Dartmouth email; you will need to verify your email address to finish the enrollment process.
- Download the Headspace app in the iOS App Store or Google Play Store on your mobile device.
- Open the app and log in using your Headspace login details.
Please note: you must be an active employee, who is paid by the College, in order to access the free subscription of Headspace.
Have Questions? View the list of frequently asked questions to learn more about enrollment, eligibility, subscriptions (including if you already have a Headspace subscription), troubleshooting, and more.
Learn More & Get Started!
- Watch the Getting Started with Headspace webinar (enter passcode: S3e74QK^). This webinar will introduce you to Headspace, how to enroll, and how to get the most from your membership.
- 8 Reasons Scientists Say You Should Meditate
- A sample day using Headspace
The Mindfulness Group for Faculty & Staff meets weekly from 8:00-9:00 am every Wednesday virtually. The group meditates together for 30 minutes and then discusses a chapter from a relevant book or questions and issues related to meditation practice. All are welcome. Anyone interested is encouraged to join. For more information, contact the Tucker Center.
The Student Wellness Center also offers in-person and virtual mindfulness sessions, many of which faculty and staff can attend.
Guided Meditation Recordings
Access two relaxation recordings - a guided relaxation at the beach and a progressive muscle relaxation.
Faculty and staff may also access guided video recordings and guided audio recordings through the Student Wellness Center.
Emotional Well-being Resources
Learn more about additional programs and resources available to help navigate life's challenges including the Faculty/Employee Assistance Program, virtual behavioral health options, webinars, and more.
Prayer & Meditation Rooms
The Tucker Center offers prayer and meditation rooms, as well as sacred spaces on campus.