Jon Kabat-Zin, the founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) defines mindfulness as " paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.”
Through mindfulness training we learn to become more aware in the moment and accept things as they are.
This allows us to respond to life in a calm and creative manner, rather than reacting in an automatic or habitual way.
Mindfulness can make it possible to have a rich and fulfilling life, even when experiencing difficult circumstances.
Breathworks Mindfulness for Health is an eight-week programme for individuals to learn mindfulness strategies and approaches to manage the pain, illness fatigue and health conditions.
Professor Mark Williams, director of Oxford Mindfulness Centre talks about the scientific evidence fmindfulness
Studies have found mindfulness meditation to benefit a huge variety of health conditions, for example:
To read more about quantitive and qualitative research into mindfulness click here (external link).