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.
Cultivating Mindfulness aims to deliver mindfulness training courses for the alleviation of suffering and for the benefit of those who may otherwise find it hard to access mindfulness skills training for reasons of financial hardship, age, ill health, disability or other hardship.
Mindfulness meditation courses show positive results on increasing the mental health of people living within our community including those in need who may be at a disadvantage.
We aim to increase access to 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.
Mindfulness Day Retreat
Mindfulness Wellbeing Retreats are an ideal way to step out of automatic pilot and into a new way of being in a relaxed and supportive environment.
This offers protected time away from the usual daily distractions and responsibilities for deeper connection to the self, the present moment and others.
An opportunity for self care and to rest the mind and body deeply in a tranquil, safe and nourishing space and setting.
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 has grown as a Facebook Group to over 25,000 members who come together every year to support underprivileged children by donating Christmas gifts and essentials to those living in hardship and poverty living locally all over Glasgow and the surrounding regions. Our supporters, charity partners, local businesses and organisations helped over 11,000 children wake up to the magic of a Gift Made with Love on Christmas Day last year. Giving is the true spirit of Christmas!