Mindfulness can be applied to an extremely broad range of activities and settings to improve our experience of the present moment and our relationship to it. Mindfulness also emphasises the cultivation of compassion both for ourselves and others which eases and lightens our attitudes and reactions, making us happier, more able people.

It’s for these reasons that Mindfulness based practices have been introduced into such diverse fields as healthcarepsychology and psychotherapystress reductionchildbirth and parentingeducationcognitive therapyintegrative medicinediet and weight-losscoping with chronic pain and dealing with depression.

Mindfulness Meditation is no longer the preserve of solitary Buddhist monks meditating in caves, but a natural and practical method of mind training which can help us all deal with our chaotic minds and turbulent emotions more skilfully.

The Benefits of Mindfulness:

Some Personal Benefits of Mindfulness:

Listed below are just some of the personal benefits which I have gained from my practice over the years, and which I believe are shared by other long-term practitioners of Mindfulness.

Mindfulness Sources:

Hanson, R., & Mendius, R., Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love & Wisdom, new harbinger, Oakland CA, 2009

Hanson, R., Just One Thing: developing a Buddha brain one simple practice at a time, new harbinger, Oakland CA, 2011

Heaversedge, Dr. J., & Halliwell, E., The Mindful Manifesto: How Doing Less And Noticing More Can Help Us Thrive In A Stressed-Out World, Hay House, London, 2012

Kabat-Zinn J. Full Catastrophe Living, Piatkus, New York, 2011

McCowan, D., Reibel, D., Micozzi, M., Teaching Mindfulness: A Practical Guide for Clinicians and Educators, Springer, New York, 2011

Puddicombe, A., Get Some Headspace, Hodder & Stoughton, Great Britain, 2011

Williams, M., & Penman, D., Mindfulness: a practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world, Piatkus, Great Britain, 2011