Mindfulness

A basic definition of mindfulness is: the awareness that arises from paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgementally.

Jon Kabat-Zinn

 

Mindfulness is a discipline that comes originally from Buddhist meditation and philosophy but is now practised in a wide variety of secular settings, including medical, sporting, educational, commercial and is even being tried out on US marines.

In many recent studies it has been found to have a wide range of potential benefits, including:

  • stress reduction and increased relaxation
  • improved memory and cognitive processing
  • strengthening of the immune system
  • better regulation of emotions
  • improved capacity to cope with depression, anxiety, chronic pain and illness.

For more information see the resources below and/or book a place on the next Student Wellbeing Introduction to Mindfulness workshop.
mindfulness for studentsMindfulness training for students is enjoyable and creative as well as productive – helping you to stay calm, focused and better manage the pressures of student life.

http://mindfulnessforstudents.co.uk/
Headspace

Headspace is your very own personal trainer, here to help you train your mind. You can even fit us in your pocket with our free app.

https://www.headspace.com
mindfulMindful is an initiative that celebrates being mindful in all aspects of daily living—through Mindful magazine, mindful.org, and social media

http://www.mindful.org/
mindfulnessIs a website run by The Mental Health Foundation specifically to raise awareness about the power of mindfulness and the positive impact it can have in reducing stress and anxiety.

http://bemindful.co.uk/
mindfulnetMindfulnet.org is an independent website dedicated to promoting Mindfulness by providing site users with the information they need to make informed decisions.

http://www.mindfulnet.org