Dawood had been imprisoned and tortured in Iraq. He’d successfully escaped and made his way to Australia, but his problems were far from over. His social worker identified him as suffering from sleep problems, debt, gambling, relationship difficulties, a highly chaotic lifestyle and possibly depression. “Avoidance Mode” thinking would have him investigate each of these […]
Becoming a “Mindful Nation”?
Could the UK become a “Mindful Nation”? That’s the question an All-Party group of MPs are asking. Yesterday they presented their interim report on how mindfulness could enhance our health, education, work and even criminal justice. I found the whole event very inspiring. Our media is full of so much petty bickering between politicians, and so much self-serving behaviour, […]
Is Mindfulness changing Politics?
Mindfulness is really catching on the UK – even at government level. Last week I found myself in the Houses of Parliament, at a “round table” meeting on the future of Mindfulness in the workplace. We heard evidence, case studies and success stories from Cranfield University, CaptialOne, GlaxoSmithKline and others. I was particularly pleased to hear about the […]