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Mindfulness at NMH

Mindfulness is paying attention to one's mind-body phenomenon in the present moment, without judgment or reaction. Mindfulness is the translation of a word which means intentionally establishing continuous awareness of the changing nature of one's mind and body. Mindfulness is both a state of mind and distinct practices that cultivate this state. The practice of Mindfulness typically entails observing the impermanent characteristic of one's breath, physical sensations, body, thoughts, emotions and mental states in any activity. 

Mindfulness is a universally secular and evidence-based method for:

  1. improving attention and concentration;
  2. developing greater self awareness and insight;
  3. strengthening emotional regulation;
  4. increasing social-emotional skills;
  5. cultivating empathy, care and compassion;
  6. reducing stress and anxiety.

Currently 500 peer-reviewed research articles on Mindfulness are published every year.

Mindfulness Books in NMH Library

NMH Library eBooks on Mindfulness

Photo of the moment

“The faculty of voluntarily bringing back a wandering attention, over and over again, is the very root of judgment, character, and will. An education which should improve this faculty would be the education par excellence.”

                                                    ~ William James, 1890


Mindfulness: Power & Purpose of Teenage Brain

A talk at Middlesex School, on Mindfulness and the developing adolescent brain by Dr. Siegel, clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, on the faculty of the Center for Culture, Brain, and Development and the Co-Director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center.

Mindfulness & Emotional Regulation

Mindfulness and Neuroscience

Dr. Siegel is clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, on the faculty of the Center for Culture, Brain, and Development and the Co-Director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center.

Streaming Videos & Films

Dr Mark Greenberg, award-winning child development researcher and educator, Penn State University, USA discusses how can mindfulness practices nurture the development of attention and reflective skills?

BBC on Mindfulness

Inner Kids: Seeing Clearly