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What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a technique you can learn which involves making a special effort to notice what's happening in the present moment (in your mind, body and surroundings) – without judging anything. It has roots in Buddhism and meditation, but you don't have to be spiritual, or have any particular beliefs, to try it.

It aims to help you:

  • become more self-aware
  • feel calmer and less stressed
  • feel more able to choose how to respond to your thoughts and feelings
  • cope with difficult or unhelpful thoughts
  • be kinder towards yourself.

Many people find practising mindfulness helps them manage their day-to-day wellbeing, but it doesn't always work for everyone have a look at the resouces below to find out more.

[Adapted from Mind website]

Mindfulness Meditation at QMUL

The Chaplincy at Mile End offers mindfullness sessions during term time: 

http://www.faith.qmul.ac.uk/StBenets/MindfulnessMeditation

Whitechapel also offer audio-recorded Mindfulness sessions on a weekly basis from 1:00 – 1:20pm in the Garrod Building, usually on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays.

If you would like to find out more contact Dominic Hurst (r.d.hurst@qmul.ac.uk) or Paula Funnell (p.a.funnell@qmul.ac.uk

You can also request to join QM+ hub group: Mindfulness Matters for discussion and resources. 

Useful links

NHS Mindfulness

Mindful.org

Well-being reading list - mindfulness and meditation section

Take a mindful moment with Mindful Magazine [PDF 2,720KB] 

 

 

 

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