Building Mindful Compassionate Communities
The practice of mindfulness helps us to shift from living life on autopilot to moving into awareness of our present moment experience and reconnecting with ourselves, our body and breath, other people and the world around us. Paying attention to our inner life is vitally important because our emotional health and understanding how to keep our mind in good shape is the single biggest influence on how happy we are. When we practice mindfulness, we increase awareness, self regulation and resilience to enable us to live our life with greater ease, compassion, love and contentment and prevent health issues from arising later in life.
We are a registered charity delivering educational courses, workshops and activities in Glasgow and surrounding regions that are designed to promote and bridge the gap on how to keep our minds in good shape and reduce stress, anxiety and depression. We aim to make our courses and activities accessible to everyone in the community including
those in need or at a disadvantage. We want to see every young person and adult provided with the vital knowledge and experiential practice they need to learn new ways of living a healthier and happier life.
We are committed to helping our society flourish and create mindful, kind and compassionate communities. We work together with other charities, community groups, college/universities, organisations and businesses to achieve our aims.
Our charity aims to improve the physical, emotional and psychological wellbeing of children, young people and adults through offering the benefits of mindfulness and meditation programmes and activities. We aim to build mindful, kind and compassionate communities that enable our society to thrive.
We offer fully funded places on our mindfulness and compassion courses for young people aged 12-25 years because we firmly believe that prevention is better than cure so that more young people can learn how to keep their minds in good shape and live happier and healthier lives.
Our research of pre and post course evaluations conducted in an educational setting to measure wellbeing showed positive outcomes, with a significant reduction in low wellbeing and significant increases in overall wellbeing.
Mindful Compassionate Action
Cultivating Mindfulness aims to build kind compassionate mindful communities and to bring people together through our 'Glasgow's Spirit of Christmas' and Just Giving Campaign to help children in need from 1st October until 24th December each year.
Glasgow's Spirit of Christmas is a Facebook Community with over 29,000 members who come together every year to support children in need by donating Christmas gifts and essentials to those affected by financial hardship or living in poverty locally all over Glasgow and the surrounding regions. Our members, charity partners, local businesses, organisations and fundraisers helped over 13,000 children wake up to the magic of a Gift Made with Love on Christmas Day last year and over 45,000 in the last six years. Giving is the true spirit of Christmas!