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Will mindfulness one day become mainstream?


An article in the Guardian sums up what some have called the Mindfulness Revolution:

“Mindfulness is selling millions of books and apps, it appears on the front cover of Time magazine, pops up in the Financial Times and is used by all kinds of people from corporate executives and nurses to sportsmen and primary school children. Once a poorly understood New Age fad, it has moved from the margins to the mainstream. Nothing demonstrates that better than the launch of an all-party parliamentary group on mindfulness…

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While reflecting the rapid expansion of the applications of Mindfulness, the article points out a couple of potential concerns. In becoming this popular might some of the depth of it’s message be lost. Secondly as it spreads far and wide there are issues of quality control in the way that it is delivered. So it is worth taking some care when choosing a mindfulness course.

The article ends with the following words:

“The point is that, diligently practised, it very quietly and slowly revolutionises lives in multiple ways – sometimes small, sometimes big. And when you start noticing that process of change – both in yourself and in others – it is quite simply astonishing.”

I will be running a one day Introduction to Mindfulness in Nottingham on the 8th of July. And we will be starting a 10 week mindfulness course in Leicester on the 13th of July. Watch this space or get in touch to let us know if you want to be on the list to attend.

Click the link below to read the rest of this well informed article.

Why we will come to see mindfulness as mandatory | Madeleine Bunting | Comment is free | The Guardian.

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