Welcome to The Free Mindfulness Project - Home to a growing collection of free-to-download mindfulness meditation exercises. Interest in mindfulness resources is clearly increasing, and as of February 2017 we surpassed 1.1 million visits to the site! It is lovely to hear how people across the world are benefiting from practicing mindfulness.
The aim of The Free Mindfulness Project is to provide easy and free access to mindfulness meditation exercises by inviting the wider mindfulness community to share their resources here. The focus of this site is mindfulness as practiced in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) and other closely related approaches.
If you would like to see how the collection of mindfulness exercises is growing and to download some for yourself, go to the Free Resources section. We're pleased to announce the opening of a new home for contemporary, free-to-share mindfulness poetry: Words to Sit With.
What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness can be described as paying attention to what we are experiencing in this moment, and doing so with a particular attitude: One of curiosity, openness, acceptance and warmth. Simply observing what we are experiencing, right now, and bringing a warm curiosity to whatever arises. In formal mindfulness practices our intention is often to centre our awareness on one particular experience, such as the sensations involved in breathing or the sounds that we can hear, or to widen our awareness to incorporate a range of experiences simultaneously, or to watch where our attention goes without getting caught up in particular experiences. Mindfulness is also something that we can bring to any aspect of our day to day life, cultivating the same qualities of curiosity, acceptance and warmth.
If you have a few moments, why not ask yourself;