Author: Steve Hickman

Steve Hickman

Steve Hickman is founder and director of the University of California at San Diego Center for Mindfulness. He is a Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor in the Psychiatry and Family & Preventive Medicine Departments.


For those with a history of breathing problems, the seemingly simple process of breathing is entangled with fear, anxiety, and other difficult emotions.


Mindfulness research points to probabilities, not concrete results tailored to each individual. But science can help us be better explorers—and meditation is fundamentally a practice of investigation.

woman on beach on transparent photo of another person

It’s never fun, but over the course of a lifetime, sadness visits us all. What if instead of resisting, you could welcome it in and listen to what it has to say?