‘Mindfulness and Politics – agency-in-urgent-times’ – by The Mindfulness Initiative
A paper on the benefits of evidence-based mindfulness training for individual and collective political power. A very interesting document about using meditation to increase our agency.
‘Time for new thinking about mindfulness and social change’ – by Jamie Bristow
An excellent response to mindfulness critiques from my friend Jamie Bristow, director of the Mindfulness Initiative.
‘The problem of mindfulness’ – by Sahanika Ratnayake
This article is a good critique of the false ‘neutrality’ of mindfulness.
‘How capitalism captured the mindfulness industry’ – by David Forbes
A good summary of ‘McMindfulness’, one of the best critiques of the practice as a western phenomena around.
‘Mindfulness and contemplative approaches in education’ – Katherine Weare
A good summary of the effectiveness of mindfulness in schools.
‘What is Mindfulness?’ – Bangor University
The two main clinical applications of Mindfulness use Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), or Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. This is a useful description of the two methods.