UCLA Mindful

4.4
152 reviews
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About this app

With this easy-to-use app, you can practice mindfulness meditation anywhere, anytime with the guidance of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. Scientific research shows mindfulness can help manage stress-related physical conditions, reduce anxiety and depression, cultivate positive emotions, and help improve overall physical health and well-being.

Mindfulness is the practice of training the mind to be present through moment-to-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, body sensations and environment. Mindfulness promotes an attitude of openness, curiosity, and a willingness to be with our experience. Through regular practice, taught through this app, you can develop a meditation practice and learn to bring more mindfulness into your daily life.

This app offers:

- Basic Meditations for getting started, in both English and Spanish
- Wellness Meditations for people suffering from challenging health conditions
- Informative videos exploring how to get started, supportive meditation postures, and the science of mindfulness
- Weekly podcasts from UCLA's Hammer Museum-- a 30 minute meditation on different themes you can search for and bookmark
- A timer to meditate on your own

The Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC), is an educational and research center dedicated to fostering mindful awareness practices to promote health, well-being, and a compassionate society. It is located at the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Due to MARC's mission of radical accessibility of mindfulness practices, this app is entirely free to the user.

Disclaimer: These meditations are for educational purposes and are not clinical treatments.
Updated on
May 11, 2022

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4.4
152 reviews
A Google user
November 9, 2019
I'll try to reinstall, but at the moment, either the meditation downloads are unsuccessful or they skip and repeat like a broken record. UPDATE: I've downloaded the latest version which was supposed to have fixed this bug, but no luck! It's like listening to Max Headroom ( showing my age). UPDATE: 11/9/2019 version; Most of the skipping audio is gone, but not entirely. Podcasts still skipped several times in the first minute or so, maybe a buffering problem?
17 people found this review helpful
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UCLA Health
November 7, 2019
Our technical team has solved this problem. Please update your app to the latest version. If you have other problems, please contact us at https://support.uclahealth.org/.
A Google user
November 7, 2019
To be honest, the app itself is a bit clunky, but the content is so rich, and to have easy access to it in an app, has already been extremely helpful in my life in just the few days I've been using it. The podcasts are especially wonderful and an amazing tool I am so grateful to have. And for free!! I came to download UCLA Mindful after listening to Diana's conversation on the Waking Up app. It's now also become a part of my daily routine for mental self care.
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Ryan Allred
May 17, 2020
I like the app, especially the longer podcast meditations. However, the end chime on the timer function never rings to notify me of when the session is over. My phone locks during the meditation which causes the timer to stop. The app is set to allow notifications, but the glitch remains.
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What's new

This adds more translations to Basic Meditations and speeds up loading of available Hammer Podcasts and Drop-Ins.