From: the Guardian
What is mindfulness?
Emma Roberts, managing director, Pause for Thought and guest lecturer on mindfulness at Bradford University: Mindfulness for me a way of being in the world, being present in the here and now with loving compassion which begins with yourself and extends to others. Mindfulness practice is about training the mind to give full attention to what is happening … It improves your relationship with yourself and others and is process of maintaining a good sense of health and wellness emotionally and physically.
Yasu Kotera, academic lead for counselling and CBT, University of Derby Online Learning: There are several definitions but one of the most common one is ‘it is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally’. It’s about knowing what is on your mind.