What is Mindfulness?

April 6, 2019

 

You may have heard about mindfulness in the media. It’s getting a lot of press at the moment as if it some kind of new discovery. In fact, it has been around for thousands of years. However, it is only relatively recently that it has started to really get noticed. It seems that this is due to the huge amount of research evidence expounding its benefits, but also because mindfulness is now used in many organisations ranging from the NHS, the armed forces, schools, universities, prisons and the workplace. Mindfulness is even in UK parliament where hundreds of ministers have attended courses and is practiced in some of the most successful companies in the world. 

 

So what is all the fuss about? Mindfulness has known benefits such as helping with stress reduction, recurr