12/15/2014 02:26 pm ET Updated Feb 14, 2015

WATCH: How Mindfulness Changed Anderson Cooper's Life

Anderson Cooper opened up to '60 Minutes' this week about his experiences with mindfulness.

Before he attended a silent meditation retreat, he said that he "was totally skeptical." However, he found the experience to be very meaningful.

"The idea is to at least for a few moments, even a few seconds, to not be agitated by the thoughts but to be aware of our breath," he said. "The thing that has really stuck with me is returning to your breath."

Watch more of his '60 Minutes' experience here.