Initially with this project I was unsure on what scale there would be a demand for free mindfulness resources. However, with time to grow, the number of visitors to the site has increased exponentially. Whereas the site was visited just under 200 times in the first three months, the site now averages over 1000 visits each month. Within the same time frame on average over 500 downloads are made. It is encouraging to see that this site is fulfilling its function by being able to help so many people to access mindfulness meditation resources without cost. I am also happy to report that the site continues to grow in terms of content. The Free Resources section now has 23 audio files to download from eight different collaborators. I am grateful for their kindness in sharing their resources here and making them available to access for free.
Over the next 12 months I'll be finishing my doctorate in Clinical Psychology. As a consequence, although I will continue to monitor and work on the website, I am as yet unsure how much time I will be able to dedicate to this project. As it happens, my thesis centres around mindfulness and so my thoughts will never be that far away!
As always I am happy to be contacted- I am interested in hearing from you if you have any questions or comments or if you would like to collaborate with the website by sharing resources. I am also interested in hearing from you if you would like to get involved with the Free Mindfulness project in other ways, whether by writing about the site, authoring a guest blog entry or contributing directly to wider content that appears on the website.