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Mindful Awareness

Mindful awareness helps you to be aware of thoughts and feelings, and to focus on the present and what is most important to you.

Read An Introduction to Mindful Awareness

Why is mindful awareness important?

Mindful awareness is at the heart of Whole Health. It can help you live your life more fully, with all its joys and challenges. In general, mindful awareness may:

  • Improve your quality of life, helping you experience more moments of your life.
  • Help you see things as they are and observe—but not judge—your experiences.

The resources offered here will help you learn about and practice mindful awareness.

Whole Health Handouts

Mindful Awareness Practice in Daily Living

Precautions with Using Mindful Awareness Practices

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What is Mindfulness?

Part 1 of the five-part series on Mindfulness from the clinical staff of the VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System.

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Why Mindfulness for VA?

Part 2 of the five-part series on Mindfulness from the clinical staff of the VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System.

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Four Ways to Cultivate Mindfulness

Part 3 of the five-part series on Mindfulness from the clinical staff of the VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System.

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Beginning a Mindfulness Practice

Part 4 of the five-part series on Mindfulness from the clinical staff of the VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System.

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Mindfulness and Compassion

Part 5 of the five-part series on Mindfulness from the clinical staff of the VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System.

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The Complete Introduction to the STAR Well-Kit

From VA's War Related Illness and Injury Study Center.

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Mindfulness Meditation STAR Well-Kit

Veteran Patrick Crehan discusses the benefits of mindfulness meditation.

 

Mindfulness Coach App 

This app provides a gradual, self-guided training program designed to help Veterans’ understand and adopt a simple mindfulness practice.

Mindfulness: Embracing the Moment 

Veteran’s experience with mindfulness.

Evidence Map of Mindfulness 

From VA’s Health Services Research & Development.

Comeback Yoga 

Free yoga classes to help military personnel, their families and supporters develop resiliency in response to their experience.