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Our helpful resources section will guide you through some common questions asked about mindfulness, and introduce key scientific research in the area. Recommendations on books along with downloadable audio files for courses are also included.


A few frequently asked questions about mindfulness...

What is mindfulness?

A simple operational definition is ‘present moment awareness without judgment’

It is an innate human capacity that we have never been formally trained to develop. It enables us to direct our attention to the present moment with an attitude of some kindness towards both our experience and ourselves.

What are the benefits?

Over the last 30 years substantial international scientific research shows that mindfulness has many benefits including helping to improve concentration and focus, reduce stress and anxiety and encourage greater compassion and empathy.

Here are a few links you may find useful

  1. Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain  -  Harvard Business Review
  2. Wandering mind not A Happy Mind – Harvard Gazette
  3. What does Mindfulness Meditation Do to Your Brain – Scientific American

What are some common myths about mindfulness?

  • Mindfulness is not a quick fix and developing it takes some time and commitment. Just like we might train our bodies through physical exercise, we can train our minds in new ways.
  • Mindfulness does not bring permanent calm or get rid of thoughts but helps us develop new powerful skills.
    These improve our resilience to accept and respond better to stress in our lives and to enjoy and savour the good stuff more too!


There are thousands of books on Mindfulness, here are some we have found very useful in our work.

Jon Kabat Zinn

Mindfulness for beginners

Jon Kabat Zinn

Coming to our Senses

Jon Kabat Zinn

Wherever You Go There Are

George Mumford

The Mindful Athlete

Ruby Wax

A mindfulness guide for the Frazzled

James Kingsland

Siddhartha’s Brain – The Science of Meditation, Mindfulness and Enlightenment

Thich Nhat Hanh

Peace is Every Step

Thich Nhat Hanh

The miracle of Mindfulness

Mark Williams

Mindfulness : Finding Peace in a Frantic World

Eckhart Tolle

The Power of Now

Eckhart Tolle

Stillness Speaks

Jan Chozen Bays

How to Train A Wild Elephant


Audio Files

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