About us & FAQ

Website creator:

Peter Morgan, Clinical Psychologist and Mindfulness Teacher, UK

About us

Peter established The Free Mindfulness Project in 2012 after finding it difficult to track down mindfulness resources that could be freely used and distributed. Over a million people have made use of the site and, despite the general shift towards mobile devices and apps, there continues to be a need for simple web accessible resources.

Peter  has spent most of his working life in the NHS, providing individual and group-based interventions for people who experience a range of mental health issues. He has used mindfulness as part of this work for many years and in a range of settings. Currently he facilitates mindfulness-based courses for NHS staff. 


Morgan, P., Simpson, J., & Smith, A. (2014). Health Care Workers’ Experiences of Mindfulness Training: a Qualitative Review. Mindfulness, 1-15, doi:10.1007/s12671-014-0313-3.


What is the purpose of this website?

The Free Mindfulness Project has been created to develop a collection of free to download mindfulness-based exercises in a centralized location. The spirit of this project is one of openness and compassion, encouraging the sharing of resources with the wider community. 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. 

Who can contribute to the resources available?

Contributions are welcome from experienced mindfulness teachers who have recorded mindfulness-based exercises and can give permission for them to be shared and reproduced without restriction. The content accepted is limited to that found in MBSR or MBCT or closely related approaches as this is our area of knowledge and expertise. You may choose how much information to include with your contribution, e.g. name, profession, approach, website etc. 

Does the website make money for the owner (or intend to in the future)?

The website is non-commercial and running costs are supported by the website creator. In July 2014 the option of providing donations towards running costs was added, and funds that were received were used towards upkeep. In 2020 donations were suspended to encourage any offerings to go to others during the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Does the site collect any personal details or other information?

We use Google Analytics to track and report on website traffic to give us an idea of how the site is being used. This provides information on how many people are accessing the site, and details such as whether people are using PCs or mobiles and what city people are based in. We don't have access to or collect personal details linked to individuals such as names, date of birth etc.

How can I train to be a mindfulness teacher?

If you are interested in attending mindfulness retreats, becoming a mindfulness teacher or incorporating mindfulness into your work, organisations such as The Mindfulness Network are well placed to support your journey. This year they are hosting the International Mindfulness Conference, "As the world and our society rapidly evolve, this is the moment to come together and explore how mindfulness can move beyond its current boundaries, reaching into areas of critical need and serving as a positive force for change."  There will be bursaries available and online ticket options.

The British Association of Mindfulness-based Approaches (BAMBA) also provides a list of training organisations that adhere to recognised standards.

For retreats grounded in Buddhist traditions, delivered at low cost and with bursaries available, Gaia House in Devon, UK, is a well-respected destination.

Other questions:

If you have any questions which are not answered here or you have and comments or feedback you are always welcome to contact us.