Mindfulness & Meditation

Various Mindfulness Exercises & Meditations

Visit the Dartmouth Student Wellness Center SoundCloud page for a selection of 5 to 25 minute mindfulness practices including breathe awareness, body scans, compassion meditations and more. This is a great place to start if you are a beginner as well as for experienced meditators looking for some guidance.

Just This Breath

Listen to Just This Breath

Much of the emotional distress people experience is the result of thinking about upsetting things that have already happened or anticipating negative events that have yet to occur. Distressing emotions such as anger, anxiety, guilt, and sadness are much easier to bear if you only focus on the present—on each moment one at a time. These are exercises to increase your mindfulness of the present moment so that you can clear away thoughts about past and future events.


Listen to Outside-In

Allow yourself to be guided into a meditative state, focusing on sounds you hear around you, your body and your breath.

Guided Meditation Amongst Tree Frogs

Listen to Guided Meditation Amongst Tree Frogs

This listening track is meant to help you calm down and feel at peace in the present moment.

  • This guided meditation was written by Creative Writing major Valerie Arvidson '08. The background sounds and music were composed by Religion major Barton McGuire ’08.