What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is about where you place your attention.
Meditation has been around for thousands of years and has its roots in Eastern philosophy. There are many forms and types of meditation of which mindfulness is one. Mindfulness meditation is the more formal practice of developing a more mindful approach to daily living.
Jon Kabat-Zinn was instrumental in brining 'mindfulness' to the Western world in the late 70s. He developed Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and has authored a number of books on the wider subject.
The Kabat-Zinn conceptualisation of mindfulness draws on Buddhist meditation and this form of mindfulness practice is now very popular throughout the general population with classes widely available and many online Apps offering guided programmes.
The Ellen Langer school of thought towards mindfulness is considered a more Western approach advocating that, it is a state where one is actively engaged in the present while noticing new things. Langer has also authored a number of books and had an influence on how people learn. The term 'mindful learning' is an important part of our Diamond Model of Skill Acquisition.
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