Mindfulness Scotland is a small registered charity (SCO41573) based in Glasgow. Our vision is to contribute to the development of a more mindful and compassionate Scotland.
We endeavour to engage in socially oriented rather than profit driven activity, working alongside the NHS and third sector organisations.
Almost all of our trustees and all of our volunteers are Health Professionals with backgrounds in both physical and mental health. ( totaling about 175 years of clinical experience!). We are all convinced of the benefits of mindfulness in our personal lives and passionate about sharing this within our areas of expertise. The charity has grown gently and organically into a warm and friendly community of practice.
We deliver mindfulness training and projects in a secular context based on the current evidence of the benefits of mindfulness for mental and physical well being.
Our ethos is to deliver Teacher training to professionals working within health and social care in order to support the delivery of good quality mindfulness training free of charge to those in need.
Our projects are delivered in partnership within the NHS and third sectors organisations in order to kick-start sustainable mindfulness teaching in a variety of settings.
At the moment we do not deliver courses for the public. If you would like to find a mindfulness programme near you please use the following link,
Mindfulness is the awareness that emerges through paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgementally, to the unfolding of experience moment by moment
Mindfulness refers to keeping one’s consciousness alive to the present reality. It is the miracle by which we master and restore ourselves
“Mindfulness is a universal human capacity – a way of paying attention to the present moment unfolding of experience – that can be cultivated, sustained and integrated into everyday life through in-depth inquiry, fuelled by the ongoing discipline of meditation practice. Its central aim is the relief of suffering and the uncovering of our essential nature”
Mindfulness is knowing what is happening, when it is happening, without preference.
Mindfulness is… a turning towards life…. To live life as if each moment is important, as if each moment counted and could be worked with, even if it is a moment of pain, sadness, despair or fear.
I have learned to be happy where I am. I have learned that locked into the moments of each day are all the joys, the peace, the fibres of the cloth we call life. The meaning is in the moment. There is no other way to find it. You feel what you allow yourself to feel, each and every moment of the day.