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Help Yourself Campaign @ the UNT Libraries

This initiative strives to connect UNT students with library resources on topics that may be difficult and stressful for individuals to learn about or discuss openly due to contextual factors in their lives.

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What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness Techniques

Simple Mindfulness from Mayo Clinic

  • Pay attention. It's hard to slow down and notice things in a busy world. Try to take the time to experience your environment with all of your senses — touch, sound, sight, smell and taste. For example, when you eat a favorite food, take the time to smell, taste and truly enjoy it.
  • Live in the moment. Try to intentionally bring an open, accepting and discerning attention to everything you do. Find joy in simple pleasures.
  • Accept yourself. Treat yourself the way you would treat a good friend.
  • Focus on your breathing. When you have negative thoughts, try to sit down, take a deep breath and close your eyes. Focus on your breath as it moves in and out of your body. Sitting and breathing for even just a minute can help.

Mindfulness Techniques

  • Breathing Meditation
  • Walking Mediation
  • Body Scan Meditation
  • Zen Meditation
  • Love & Kindness Meditation
  • Mindful Eating
  • Mindful Seeing
  • Mindful Listening
  • Mindful Pauses
  • Mindful Driving
  • Mindful Activity
  • Deep Listening
  • Intention Setting
  • Gratitude and Thankfulness Activities
  • Introspection and Reflective Journaling or Thinking
  • Grounding
  • Sitting with Your Emotions or Embracing Your Emotions
  • Yoga
  • Tai Chi
  • Receiving Massage Therapy
  • Receiving Acupuncture Therapy
  • Receiving Counseling and Therapy
References and Other Resources

Mediations with Thich Nhat Hanh & Pema Chödrön

Catalog Links for More Resources

Locate books with these subjects and call numbers at Willis and Sycamore Libraries, GOVT Online Resources, and UNT Online Resources.


  • BF 637.M56 M56 - BF 637.M56 M564
  • RC 489.M55

Body Psychotherapy

  • RC 489.M53


  • BL 627 .A486
  • BF 637.M4


Additional resources are available online. Please visit the below catalog links.

Collection Highlights: Ebooks on Mindfulness

Collection Highlights: Streaming Videos on Mindfulness

Collection Highlights: Mindful Techniques for Teachers, Counselors, and Professional

Additional Links