Self Assessment

Mindfulness Quiz
Self-Compassion Scale

Multi-media Mindfulness Resources

Select compilation of multiple media mindfulness resources from the Physician Wellness Mindfulness Sub-Committee


What is mindfulness? 2:21 min Jon Kabat-Zinn
Mindfulness - Life is Right Now 7:14 min Jon Kabat-Zinn
The Space Between Self-Esteem and Self-Compassion 19:00 Dr. Kristin Neff
Cognitive Neuroscience of Mindfulness Meditation 48:54 min Dr. Philipe Golden, Stanford
The Science of Self-Compassion 1:02 hrs Dr. Kristin Neff
Conversations on Compassion with Dr. James Doty and Jon Kabat-Zinn 1:03 hrs (CCARE)


Mindfulness and Technology
Mindful Eating
Nine Tips for Mindfulness
Ten Simple Ways to Practice Mindfulness each Day
How to Practice Mindfulness Throughout Your Workday
Self-Compassion Guided Meditations and Exercises
The Five Myths of Self-Compassion
Opportunities for "pausing" during the day
Metta Practice (self-compassion)

Classes for Healthcare Providers

Mindfulness for Physicians
Compassion Cultivation for Physicians
Mindfulness: An Awareness-Based Stress Reduction Program in Medicine (Psych 233)
[Contact mindfulness instructor Mark Abramson (650-498-5566) to form additional classess for healthcare providers]
Compassion Cultivation for the Physician-in-Training (Med 213)
Mindful Living Retreats for Healthcare Professionals
See also Classes page

Classes at Stanford

BeWell - Search for mindfulness classes
Compassion Cultivation Training (CCARE)
Compassion Cultivation Teacher Training (CCARE)
Leading with Mindfulness and Compassion (GSBGEN 524)
Pursuit of Happiness and Health (Peds 106)
Strengthening the Heart Through Compassion (Wellness 18)

Classes in the Community

Palo Alto Medical Foundation
El Camino Hospital
El Camino Hospital Mindful Self-Compassion
Mindfulness Teacher Training


Weekly mindful practice groups:
Tuesdays 6-6:45pm LKSC 130

Periodic drop-in classes for CCARE


Mindfulness is a way of thinking that enhances focus and clarity despite the pressures of a busy day.

Mindfulness is especially suited to physicians, because it can help counteract the worrying, perfectionism and self-judgment that are so common among doctors.

Mindfulness helps physicians listen more carefully to their patients, show more compassion, and approach problems in a fresh, open-minded way.

In addition, studies have shown decreased burnout and enhanced well-being, sleep, concentration, and memory/learning from practicing mindfulness.