What is mindfulness? Simply put, it is paying attention to what is happening in the present, without judging what we see or ourselves. Mindfulness allows us to respond more consciously to what happens in our lives rather than react automatically with old habits. We start to smell, touch, hear, and taste more vividly and really pay attention to what we feel. We learn to observe our thoughts without being caught up in them and to be more kind to ourselves in the process. In mindfulness meditation we follow a set of simple instructions to practice being present. Anyone can do this. Students who have learned and practiced mindfulness meditation have told us that not only do they feel less anxious, have fewer headaches, sleep better, get less angry or worried, but they feel more alive.

Mindfulness-based Groups

It is easier to learn and maintain the practice of mindfulness meditation with the support of others. We offer a mindfulness-based group: Taming the Anxious Mind

A Life Skills workshop series which incorporates mindfulness-based strategies for living more intentionally while coping more effectively with stress and intense emotions: Emotional Fitness Workshop



About Us

The staff of the CWC includes licensed psychologists, licensed mental health counselors, clinical social workers, psychiatrists, psychiatric fellows, psychiatric nurse practitioners, postdoctoral associates, psychology interns, counselor education  interns, and practicum counselors. All of our staff are generalists and see students presenting with a variety of issues. 

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3190 Radio Rd.
PO Box 112662
Gainesville, FL 32611-2662
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ph: (352)392-1575      fx:(352)273-4738