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Image by Aron Visuals (Unsplash) Humanity’s future may depend upon strengthening our agency. Multiple interconnected crises call for skilful response on a global scale – but our capacity for intentional action in our collective best interest is underdeveloped and increasingly undermined. This discussion paper opens a dialogue on the contribution of evidence-based mindfulness training to individual and collective agency. Beyond […]
Inspired by recent critiques of instrumentalised mindfulness training, Mindfulness Initiative director Jamie Bristow has written a piece for openDemocracy asking why critics paint inner development as a barrier to better systems when, amidst crisis and complexity, we need both. Time for new thinking about mindfulness and social change – openDemocracy, September 3rd 2019.
Mindfulness Initiative Director Jamie Bristow was asked to comment by The Guardian newspaper on the success of mindfulness programme trials in the UK police force. These results are great news for service commissioners seeking to fund training for frontline public services.   Stop and breathe: police staff offered meditation lessons Trial across five forces finds […]