Mindfulness is for everyone from all walks of life, young or old. There is no necessary religious component to mindfulness - anyone, with any belief system, can enjoy the benefits of mindfulness. Mindfulness is now being used in the business, education, prisons, Court rooms and hospitals across the world.
This page provides a high level summary of the main applications of mindfulness. For more information, videos & articles, use the "Quick Links" box to navigate directly to areas of interest, or click the links below.
Mindfulness is being used in schools, colleges and universities to help teachers, children, and students. Mindfulness helps children, students and teachers to improve their concentration, attention, conflict resolution, and empathy.
Mindfulness is now being used at both ends of the judicial system.
Lawyers and Judges are using mindfulness to clarify their thought processes, and see facts more clearly.
In prisons throughout the world, mindfulness is being used to reduce tension and violence, and teach prisoners a new way of dealing with their emotions and thought processes.
Mindfulness is widely used to treat patients with stress and chronic pain related problems using Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and depression and anxiety related problems using Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). MBCT has recently been approved by NICE as a "treatment of choice" for recurrent depression. Mindfulness programmes are now being run in many hospitals to assist patients with a wide range of conditions ranging from cancer to smoking cessation.