Mayo Clinic's approach

Cahill Meditation Atrium

Meditation and Spiritual Spaces at Mayo Clinic

Open to all patients and visitors.

Mayo Clinic in Arizona

  • Healing Garden
  • Mayo Clinic Hospital Chapel

Mayo Clinic in Florida

  • Cahill Meditation Atrium
  • Louchery Island

Mayo Clinic in Minnesota

  • Chapels and reflective spaces
  • Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus Chapel
  • Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus Chapel
  • Saint Francis Chapel
  • Groves Foundation Meditation Room
  • Saint Francis Peace Garden
  • Mayo Center for the Spirit
  • Mayo Building, Subway Level


Multidisciplinary teams of specialists in the Integrative Medicine and Health programs at Mayo Clinic collaborate to provide you with coordinated, comprehensive care.

Unique programs

Mayo Clinic also offers several stress management and resiliency programs. The Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) program at Mayo Clinic was developed at Mayo Clinic and is offered at Mayo Clinic.

Individualized approach

Mayo doctors provide care for you as a whole person. Doctors take the time to get to know you to provide exactly the care you need. Doctors at Mayo Clinic understand everyone is different and one approach doesn't work for everyone. Because of this, Mayo Clinic offers a variety of meditation and mind-body programs. Mayo Clinic specialists work together with you to determine if meditation or other complementary treatments may be appropriate for you.

Evidence-based care

Mayo Clinic doctors provide evidence-based care. Doctors recommend meditation and other complementary and integrative therapies that have undergone research to test their effectiveness and safety. For example, Mayo Clinic researchers developed a meditation DVD based on research results.

The Mayo Clinic experience and patient stories

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care like they've never experienced. See the stories of satisfied Mayo Clinic patients.

  1. Eight Lessons on "Compassion in Health Care" From the Dalai Lama

    "A more compassionate mind is very, very helpful to good health." "Loving kindness, warm-heartedness are keys to health." "Each of us has some responsibility to make a contribution." "You can lead this moment because you practice these things." These words from His Holiness the Dalai Lama resonated with Mayo Clinic staff and guests gathered to [...]

Expertise and rankings

Expertise and experience

Mayo Clinic's integrative medicine specialists have experience and expertise in complementary and integrative therapies, such as meditation. Integrative medicine specialists include professors of science who provide a high quality of scientific expertise. Some doctors involved in the program have focused on the unique needs of women and tailored the meditation and mind-body programs accordingly.

Integrative medicine blends conventional medicine with complementary medicine. Integrative medicine specialists at Mayo Clinic recognize that complementary therapies can help promote physical, mental and spiritual wellness.


Researchers in the Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program conduct studies in how to improve meditation and other complementary and integrative therapies. Researchers also evaluate the safety and effectiveness of many complementary and integrative treatments.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

For more information on visiting Mayo Clinic, choose your location below:

Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

Aug. 03, 2017
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  2. Sharma M, et al. Mindfulness-based stress reduction as a stress management intervention for healthy individuals: A systematic review. Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine. 2014;19:271.
  3. Sood A, et al. On mind wandering, attention, brain networks, and meditation. Explore. 2013;9:136.
  4. Complementary, alternative, or integrative health: What's in a name? National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. Accessed Jan. 20, 2017.