Mindfulness and Stress Resources

Books and Articles

Mindfulness Training through the LSUHSC Wellness Center follows the model set forth by Dr. Harriet Myers, who offered mindfulness training workshops to LSUHSC in 2017. All are welcome to attend as we learn and practice mindfulness techniques for wellness and to help reduce stress, and to learn to think and act with more informed awareness during our daily lives. Click here for a complete class schedule.


Guided Mindfulness Exercises

Free mindfulness meditation that you can practice on your own provided by UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center.


National Academy of Medicine

Clinicians of all kinds, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, medical trainees, and others are experiencing alarming rates of burnout. This poses a significant threat to the sustainability of our health system and the safety of our patients. Solutions to systematically combat burnout are needed and they are needed now. To learn more about physician and other clinician burnout, visit the Clinician Well-being Knowledge Hub at the National Academy of Medicine's website.  


Mindfulness Meditations Audio by Dr. Roberto P. Benzo, MD

Mindfulness Meditation Audio through the Mayo Clinic


Post Traumatic Stress Disorders Checklist

The Post Traumatic Stress Disorders Checklist (PCL) is particularly useful for self-assessment. The two-page PCL should take five minutes or less to complete. This test will not diagnose PTSD, it can help you determine the nature and extent of your symptoms and whether you should consider seeking advice from your doctor or a mental health care professional.  Click here to access the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Checklist. 


Work/Life Balance

Achieving work/life balance means having equilibrium among all the priorities in your life – this state of balance is different for every person. But, as difficult as work/life balance is to define, most of us know when we’re out of balance. To find out more about your own personal balance click here.

Mindfulness Quiz 

The practice of mindfulness has been linked to happiness, health, and psychological well-being, but many of us may not know exactly what it is.  Take this mindfulness quiz to learn more.


Helpful Links        

Stanford Medicine – WellMD

AMA – Steps Forward

Articles for efficacy of wellness initiatives

The Business Case for Investing in Physician Well-being

To address burnout’s underlying causes, look to team-based care    

Special Report: Fighting a rise in suicide: Many professional fields see suicide rates above the national average