Mindfulness is the practice of a deliberate attempt to always bring a person’s attention to the present moment without evaluation and judgement. It is a skill that you can acquire through meditation or other training.
It is an ancient Buddhist practice that is still in existence in this contemporary time. Mindfulness practice has been employed to reduce depression, stress, anxiety, and even in the treatment of drug addiction.
Activities, events and practices based on mindfulness ideas have been adopted within schools, prisons, hospitals, community centres and other environments. They have also been applied for other outcomes such as healthy ageing, weight management, athletic performance, and helping children with special needs.
Some therapy programmes have been developed to help in one condition or the other. Some of them include mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), which helps people become more mindful,m and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), designed to aid in preventing the relapse of depression in individuals.
Others include mindfulness-based pain management (MBPM), which provides specific applications for people living with chronic pain and illness, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) used in psychotherapy and dialectical behaviour therapy(DBT) developed for treating people with a borderline personality disorder.
In the UK, the practice of mindfulness has become increasingly popular in recent years. Although widespread, awareness of mindfulness is more common among women, unmarried adults, and adults from middle and high-income households.
The British Association of Mindfulness-Based Approaches (BAMBA) is an inclusive community of mindfulness practitioners, teachers, trainers and researchers that aims to bring standards to the practice of mindfulness in the UK.
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