Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a technique which brings your mind back to the 'here and now' and allows you to focus on the present moment. Learning and practicing Mindfulness can help reduce stress and improve your concentration and memory function. Regular Mindfulness practice will also improve overall health and wellbeing.

Superpower


Why is Mindfulness a superpower? Check out this great animation from the people of Happify to find out more. [Duration 2:45]

 

What is Mindfulness?


What is Mindfulness? [Duration 2:45] Transcript

 

Mindfulness


How do you do Mindfulness? From the people of Happify. [Duration 2:00]

 

Expert on Mindfulness


Laura Kampel discusses the benefits of Mindfulness for students. [Duration 2:02] Transcript

 

Students on Mindfulness


Students on Mindfulness. [Duration 2:08] Transcript

 

Resources

Apps

 

Useful websites

Here are some links to free guided meditations from:

 The UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Centre, there are different lengths depending on how much time you have – the idea with meditation is that it’s more important to do it regularly – rather than to meditate for long periods of time and then not meditate again for a long time.

A Youtube link which takes you to a lot of meditations by the great Vietnamese Buddhist Monk Thich Nhat Hanh

 Another very good teacher is Jon Kabat Zinn

Indigenous mindfulness – an ancient practice that remains an important aspect of Aboriginal cultural practice. Dadirri - inner deep listening and quiet still awareness . PDF

Miriam Rose Ungunmerr Baumann speaking about Dadirri.

 Book list on Mindfulness:

Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World By Mark Williams and Danny Penman

Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn

The Emotional Life of Your Brain by Dr Richard Davidson

The Mindful Brain by Daniel Siegel

 Peace is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life by Thich Nhat Hanh

 Search Inside Yourself by Chade-Meng Tan

 

    Self Reflection space

    1. How would you describe mindfulness meditation (in your own words)?
    2. How do you think mindfulness could benefit you?
    3. How could you start practicing mindfulness today

     

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