The Oxford Mindfulness-Centre states that mindfulness is "…an integrative, mind-body based training that enables people to change the way they think and feel about their experiences, especially stressful experiences...Through cultivating mindful awareness, we discover how to live in the present moment rather than brooding about the past or worrying about the future."

According to clinical psychologist and trained mindfulness teacher Dr. Elisha Goldstein, mindfulness is "The ability to intentionally cultivate a present moment awareness, without our filters or lenses of judgement."

Dr. Goldstein notes that over the course of our lifetime, we're often very quick to "develop habits in our mind whereby we interpret events either internally within ourselves or externally to any event that's happening as good or bad or right or wrong or fair or unfair."

This he adds has a dramatic affect on how we feel physically, emotionally and influences how we choose to react or response to any particular situation. "Mindfulness allows us to become more aware of those things, so we can choose to response to any situation in a way that's most effective for us."


Very useful introduction to mindfulness presented by Professor Mark Williams - director of the Oxford Mindfulness-Center.

Mindfulness-and-Science: Dr Peter Malinowski discusses the practice of mindfulness, along with it's benefits & applications.

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The Oxford Mindfulness-Centre (OMC)


The Oxford Mindfulness-Centre (OMC) was founded in 2008 within Oxford University’s Department of Psychiatry. It draws on Oxford’s 800 year-old tradition of world-renowned scholarship and science, and the latest evidence-based medicine.

This is a must visit website for anybody interested in learning more about mindfulness. Included among the comprehensive information and resources is access to a selection of full-text articles which can be accessed by Clicking Here.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Very interesting Podcast interview with clinical psychologist and trained mindfulness teacher Dr. Elisha Goldstein.

Click Here To Listen to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Podcast in full.

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Mindfulness in Plain English: 20th Anniversary Edition By Bhante Gunaratana.

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With over a quarter of a million copies sold, this is one of the most influential books in the burgeoning field of mindfulness and a timeless classic introduction to meditation. This is a book that people read, love, and give to everyone they know—a book that people talk about, write about, reflect on, and return to over and over again.

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Mindfulness in Plain English: 20th Anniversary Edition

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