Mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment with openness, curiosity, and without judgment. It is about learning to focus your attention when your mind is distracted and bringing that attitude of awareness into daily life. 

The goal of mindfulness is not to clear your mind or even to feel better or less stressed, although this might be an outcome for some people. Instead, it is about striving to act and behave intentionally in the present moment, rather than reacting or running on autopilot.  

Key tips:

  • Don't expect to be able to hold your focus for very long, especially when you're just getting started.
  • It's completely normal for your thoughts to wander.
  • The goal isn't to have a totally 'blank' mind; it's more about noticing and gently guiding your mind back when your thoughts do wander.
  • The more you practice mindfulness, the better you'll become at it.
  • If you're struggling with a particular exercise try a different one. Every person is different, and you may find some mindfulness exercises easier than others.

Learn more about the health benefits of meditation and being mindful.

Attend a session

Take a moment in the middle of your week to ground yourself, wherever you are. Discover the power of mindfulness meditation and how it can help you focus better, regulate your emotions more easily, and build self-awareness and concentration. Leave each session feeling calm, content, and ready to take on the rest of the week.

Experiential mindfulness sessions run in person or from a distance on a Monday and Thursday. No need to pre-book any of our sessions. All staff and students are welcome to attend.

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Photo by Omid Armin on Unsplash

(currently paused due to staff leave)

Mondays -Zoom & Newnham

Every Monday 12.00-12.30 pm

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Photo by Ben White on Unsplash

Thursdays - Zoom only

Every Thursday 10:30-11:15am

Thursdays - Sandy Bay

Every Thursday 12:30-1:15pm

  • Facilitator: Suna D'Eye, Counsellor, Student Wellbeing Team
  • Location: Social Sciences Building, 2nd Floor Counselling Area, Sandy Bay
  • Contact: suna.deye@utas.edu.au 

Other ways to practice Mindfulness

Other ways to practice mindfulness