Mindfulness might best be described as a 'way of being' rather than a technique, but in psychological terms it can be taught as a technique to increase insight and alter our relationship with our thoughts.



Mindfulness Instructions - Instructions for teaching mindfulness PDF Download from Mindfulness.org.au

Urge Surfing - Instructions for teaching clients how to 'urge surf' PDF Download from Mindfulness.org.au

'Just worrying' - Instructions for teaching the 'just worrying' thought labelling technique PDF Download from Mindfulness.org.au

Mindfulness handout PDF Download from getselfhelp.co.uk

Body scan mindfulness exercise PDF Download from Stillmind.com.au

Mindfulness presentation PPT Download from PsychologyTools.org (Submitted by Laura Chabot)



Mindful Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS) DOC Download from Rochester.edu (0.1MB) | Link to MAAS page at Rochester.edu


Free mindfulness audio recordings

There are many packages of mindfulness recordings that can be bought, John Kabat Zinn in particular has produced a number that are suitable for recommending to clients.

Mark Williams and Danny Penman have some free mindfulness recordings which accompany their book:

Mindfulness meditation of the body and breath

The befriending meditation

Three minute breathing space

Free Buddhist Audio is a website set up by the Triratna Buddhist Order. They make recordings of meditations, and Buddhist teachings available for free. Of particular interest to therapists might be:

Mindfulness recordings

Meditation talks

Bells for meditation recording for those more advanced with meditation practice


General links

Bangor Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice


Mindfulness.org.au - Useful site on Mindfulness run by Dr Chris Walsh


Research papers

Download papers from Segal, Williams & Teasdale at MBCT.com

PDF Baer, Ruth A. (2003) Mindfulness training as a clinical intervention: A conceptual and empirical review. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 10(2), 125-143.

PDF Buchheld N, Grossman P, Walach H (2001)Measuring mindfulness in insight meditation (vipassana) and meditation-based psychotherapy: The development of the Freiburg Mindfulness Inventory (FMI). Journal for Meditation and Meditation Research, 1: 11-34.


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