"But have you tried mindfulness?" An exploration of mindful practice and its limitations.
Updated: Apr 5, 2021
For this week's blog we have ventured out into new territory! After receiving a lot of requests like "could you make your blog into a podcast?" - we decided to record a conversation that would usually form the basis for one of our blog posts.
This week we have chosen to focus on the popular practice of mindfulness. If you are familiar with what mindfulness is, skip to the second part of the recording as we are sure you will find some interesting content/points-of-view there. If you want an accessible introduction to practicing mindfulness we would recommend Mark Williams and Danny Pennyman's book: Finding Peace in a Frantic World. We would love to hear your thoughts and feedback on this week's blog via our contact page.
"We hope to explore mindfulness as a concept, an approach, and to raise some points for discussion. These aren't final ideas but we hope to think critically about the approaches we use to manage stress"
We hope this discussion is a conversation starter; offering thinking points to help you find where mindfulness best 'fits' with you, your values and beliefs. If you're interested in learning more about the ideas discussed we highly recommend Ronald Purser's book: McMindfulness: How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness and it's Limitations
For further information see:
Purser, R. (2019). McMindfulness: How mindfulness became the new capitalist spirituality.
Williams, J. M. G., and Penman, D. (2011). Mindfulness: A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world.