Environment for the Mind

environment for the mind

Getting outside and experiencing nature is good for the mind. Explore the many opportunities for this at UCLA.

Arts for Wellness

Getting creative and exploring the arts is good for the mind and soul. Check out these fantastic Arts for Wellness resources at UCLA.

  • Arts & Mind-Body Wellness
    • UCLA Arts and Healing: See how the arts are being used for mind-body wellness and empowerment in the community, the scientific literature, and more.
    • Art in Action: free art-making activities, workshops, lectures, master classes, films, symposia and collaborations with other cultural organizations.
    • UCLA Recreation Instructional Classes include an extensive lineup of arts and dance programs.
    • UCLA Art & Global Health CenterConnect with a global network of artists and advocates working in the realm of public health.
  • Museums
    • Hammer MuseumThe Hammer has a mix of permanent galleries and temporary installations and offers free admission for everyone.
    • Fowler Museum: investigate past and present global arts and cultures at the Fowler Museum through its online publications, collections, research, and more.
    • Seasonal Guide to the Arts at UCLAYour guide to UCLA Arts.
  • Media
    • UCLA Film and Television Archive: The UCLA Film and Television Archive has research copies of many titles, with particular strength in Hollywood film. The catalog is also distinct and can be accessed via the Archive’s homepage.
    • Mindful Music: Take a break, grab lunch, commune, refresh your mind with Mindful Music 
  • Libraries
    • Arts LibraryThe Arts Library has more than 300,000 books in the fields of architecture, architectural history, art, art history, design, film, television, photography as art, theater, and allied disciplines.
  • Events



Stop, breathe, observe, and connect with one’s inner self with our friends in The Mindful Awareness Research Center.

Mindful Movement

Enhance wellness with the help of mindful movement!

Gratitude Revealed Challenge


An informal gratitude challenge inspired by UCLA alumnus, filmmaker and TED speaker Louie Schwartzberg’s Gratitude Revealed Project and the UC Berkeley Greater Good Science Center. Beautiful imagery, short films, and daily challenges to inspire gratitude in your day.