Category Archives: Mental Health

The Mindfulness Summit from October 1 – 31, 2015

Learn How To Live With Peace, Purpose & Wisdom at this FREE ONLINE EVENT


Melli O’Brien of has gathered over 30 of the world’s leading experts on meditation and mindfulness for a series of online interviews, practice sessions and presentations taking place for FREE from October 1 – 31, 2015.

The Mindfulness Summit is a not-for-profit project with a mission to make mindfulness mainstream. We’re making high quality mindfulness training accessible to everyone and supporting mindfulness based charities at the same time.

1 Learn how to practice mindfulness, from the comfort of your own home, for free.

2 Hear about the clinically proven benefits from neuroscience and premier researchers.

3 Learn powerful strategies to integrate mindfulness into your daily life.

4 Discover practical ways to apply mindfulness in specific situations such as at work, in relationships, in parenting and school.

5 Learn how mindfulness can transform anxiety, depression & stress.

6 Try out various mindfulness practices and find out which you like the best.

7 Learn how to ‘respond’ rather than ‘react’ to life’s challenges, living with more wisdom and freedom.

8 Learn key insights to deepen your practice and avoid common pitfalls many people make.

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The hot topic of Mindfulness

Here is a heads up in anticipation of Mental Health Awareness Week, 11 – 17th May 2015 (#MHAW15 #BeMindful). This will be the 15th annual awareness event, founded by the Mental Health Foundation

Mental Health Awareness Week aims to encourage conversation around mental health to fight discrimination and stigma and promote good mental wellbeing. This year’s theme for Mental Health Awareness Week, 11 – 17th May 2015, is Mindfulness.

Contrary to some popular misconceptions, mindfulness is not about emptying the mind, but more so about gaining control over the focus of your attention. Similarly, the objectives of practicing mindfulness are not about reducing anxiety or promoting relaxation, as is often thought; although these are often a welcome side effect. Mindfulness in its essence is about learning to pay attention to and fully experience the present moment. By encouraging us to drop our tendency to drag around emotional baggage from the past and worries about the future, mindfulness enables us to accept our present experiences for what they are, whether that is good, bad or indifferent. You could be experiencing some pretty awful emotions during a mindfulness practise, but by being mindful you can learn to manage these moments more effectively; giving us a tool to better accept the full spectrum of life’s experiences and emotions.