PDF | Vol. 12, No. 2 (2016)
Mindfulness is everywhere these days, but what does it mean to be mindful? At its core, mindfulness is about staying in the present moment, noticing thoughts and sensations but viewing them without judgement or reacting without consideration. The simple act of pausing to reflect rather than react is in self-help guides, retreats, even workplaces and school. In this issue of Visions, learn what mindfulness is (and is not), how mindfulness might help, read how other people have tailored the principles of mindfulness to fit their own perspectives and needs, test out mindfulness activities, and find strategies to help you build mindfulness into your own daily routine.
Mindfulness Meditation: Can cultivating a mode of non-doing do anything for you?
Using Mindfulness to Overcome Anxiety: A review of the evidence
Is Mindfulness Useful or Dangerous for Individuals with Psychosis?
(Tania Lecomte and Alicia Spidel)
Mindfulness—Practising Here and Now
Experiences and Perspectives
Allowing Life In: Mindfulness as an alternative to alcohol
Moulding Mindfulness: How to maximize the practice of mindfulness for bipolar disorder wellness
Getting Rid of the Hamster: A clinician’s journey learning mindfulness
Waking Up to Clarity, Wisdom and Gratitude: How mindfulness practice saved me from myself
“Get Your Motor Running, Head Out on the Highway”: A mindfulness journey
Alternatives and Approaches
Mindfulness as Professional Development: smartUBC™
Giving Mindfulness a C.H.A.N.C.E.: School program a successful antidote to anxiety for alternate education students
breathr—a mindfulness app for youth