Mindful Nation UK

Mindfulness taken Seriously in the UK

This week the Mindful Nation UK reprot  was launched at an event in parliament after 18 months of hard work by dozens of parliamentarians, experts and volunteers. You can read the report here and an interesting article published by the Guardian Mindfulness in the Main Stream.

Christmas Moments

Christmas Moments.

December - this month is a great opportunity for practicing mindfulness every day. Advent calenders provide a moment to really be in the moment as each day you take time to taste that chocolate or appreciate that gift that is waiting for you.

This morning I took my time to savour my Hotel Chocolate Advent Calendar's Dark Chocolate Snowman shape. Looking at the shine of the chocolate and those dark shades. the way that the shadows fall on the sculpting and the curves; the feel of the chocolate in my palm and the smoothness of the surface; the aroma as I held it to my nose and it triggered my anticipation of that first taste as I started to salivate. That moment when I popped it into my mouth and held it on my tongue for a few seconds before caving into the temptation to take that first slow bite and then let it melt in my mouth. And the slow transition as I swallow and allow the chocolate to coat the inside of my throat. Finally that lovely warm, lingering sensation of having enjoyed a quality chocolate.

Now I am ready to work. The invitation this month is to find your mindful moments in christmas themes.


Mindclouds Go Live!

Mindclouds Go Live!

Go Live

Welcome to Mindclouds!Jon Kabat-Zinn, the molecular biologist and Professor of Medicine Emeritus University of Massachusetts Medical School who first introduced Mindfulness-Based Interventions, has compared mindfulness to jogging. Back in the seventies, the latter was regarded as an unusual form of exercise practised by a few people; now it is recognised and promoted as an easy and effective exercise used by millions across the world with great benefits to personal health. Mindfulness could play a similair part as a popular, effective way for people to keep their mind healthy. 

This week a report by the Mindfulness All Party Parliamentary Group, Yes,mindfulness is in Parliament, has called for mindfulness to be embraced by all and has outlined recommendations for how businesses, health, education and criminal justice system can do that.

We at Mindclouds are proviliged to be able to play a small part in bringing the practice of Mindfulness to people in business and helping to make a difference, one person at a time.

Take a look at our website, come to a taster session or book onto a course to find out more.

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