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:
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.
You can also request to join QM+ hub group: Mindfulness Matters for discussion and resources.
Well-being reading list - mindfulness and meditation section
Take a mindful moment with Mindful Magazine [PDF 2,720KB]