Click the download button for more information on applying for your site to be listed on Mindfulnet.org:
For the last few years I have been committed to providing Mindfulnet as a free to use mindfulness information website. My intention when creating the site was to provide an accessible, secular resource for all in order to promote the benefits of mindfulness to a wider audience, and make it more accessible.
The site has now reached over 60,000 people from all over the world from as far away as the Soloman Islands and the Yemen. Most site usesr are from the UK (48%) and the USA (28%).
Mindfulnet is now receiving an average of 3500 hits per month. This is fantastic news. I really do believe that Mindfulness is moving from the margins to the mainstream. In the UK, questions are being asked in parliament about the uses of mindfulness, and I helped prepare a ministerial briefing for Paul Burstow, Minister of State for Care Services. In the US Congressman Tim Ryan is proactively promoting mindfulness, and has written a book "A Mindful Nation: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Reduce Stress, Improve Performance, and Recapture the American Spirit". Large organisations like Google and Transport for London are using Mindfulness, and Schools are integrating Mindfulness into their curriculum.
To date I have funded Mindfulnet from my paid work, but as demands for information are increasing, its taking longer to keep updated. I am therefore looking for ways that Mindfulnet can fund itself, with a view to being able to employ someone part time to keep the website up to date. I recently ran a survey for site users. It indicated that:
I am keen to ensure that Mindfulnet remains accessible to all, and I recognise that some people cannot afford to pay for their website / services / events to be listed. I have therefore decided to continue to offer all websites and teachers related to MBSR/ MBCT/ and other researched mindfulness methods (E.g. Breathworks & The Potential Project) FREE listings on Mindfulnet.
However, I will also be offering individuals and organisations the opportunity to make a donation towards the running costs of mindfulnet, and in return gain an upgraded listing for a voluntary contribution of between £3 and £30 per month depending on what they feel that they can afford. In addition, I will be inviting select, mainstream mindfulness organisations with good credentials the opportunity to pay to advertise via a banner advert on the right hand side of the Resources page and uses page. (I really dislike websites which have inappropriate annoying popup adverts, so I intend to be very select!)
As an example a comparison between the Standard (free) listing and Upgraded (donation based listing) are as follows:
I hope that you will agree that this is a good way forward for all, that does not exclude anyone, and does not detract from the site.
The main pages where Mindfulness related services and websites can be listed are:
- The main Teachers page
- The What's on (Events) page- The Mindfulness websites pages.
For more information on how you can be considered for a listing on Mindfulnet, please click the download button below:
Information about getting your website listed on Mindfulnet:
Form to fill in and email back to get your site listed: