Meditation Apps, Books and Websites

Online mindfulness resources:  

Brown Mindfulness Center

Center for Mindfulness at UMASS Memorial Health

Copperbeech Institute


  • AbleTo : free, offered through Optum, Yale’s Employee Assistance Program
  • Calm : fee-based, free trial period
  • Headspace : fee-based, free trial period
  • Insight Timer : free or by donation, meditation, yoga, live sits and talks.
  • Smiling Mind : free and paid options, practices for kids and schools, adults, work and home.
  • Breathe2Relax; free from the National Center for Telehealth and Technology.

*Please note, Yale does not cover the cost of fee-based meditation apps.


Benson, H. (1975) The Relaxation Response

Brewer, J. (2017) The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love – Why We Get Hooked and How We Can Break Bad Habits (using mindfulness)

Gunaratana, B. (2011) Mindfulness in Plain English

Kabat-Zinn, J. (1994) Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life, Full Catastrophe Living (1990), Coming to Our Senses (2005), Mindfulness for Beginners (2006), and many others.

Naht Hanh, T. (1990) Peace is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life, The Art of Communicating (2013), How to Sit (2014) and many other books.

Sovik, R. (2007) Moving Inward: The Journey to Meditation