What is Mindfulness?

What is mindfulness?

“moment to moment, non-judgemental awareness”

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Mindfulness is a non-religious training in focusing the attention on the present moment, noticing what you are feeling or experiencing and not trying to feel differently, not judging the experience.

Mindfulness is about experiencing the vividness and richness of life but also seeing more clearly the difficulties that arise and responding rather than reacting in old, habitual ways that may no longer be helpful.

It’s about creating the space in which to make a conscious choice about how you think, feel and behave towards your experience.

And crucially, it’s about developing curiosity and kindness towards yourself and your
experience.