Cultivating Mindfulness is a Scottish Incorporated Charitable organisation, registration number SC048634 who aims to make mindfulness accessible in the community so that everyone can benefit from mindfulness training and courses to maintain a healthy mind and lead a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life.
We believe that prevention is better than cure and that educational mindfulness training can help prevent issues arising later in life and improve the wellbeing of adults, young people and children within our community. Our mission is to make these services as accessible as possible to include those in need or who may be at a disadvantage by making our services available at a reduced or no cost where circumstances prevent the opportunity of participating.
The clinical research and scientific evidence that underpins Mindfulness is growing every day at a time when stress, anxiety and depression are at an all time high amongst our youth and adults. Our mindfulness courses and activities aim to support people to learn new ways of being to live happier and healthier lives and create more mindful, kind and compassionate communities.
Cultivating Mindfulness courses and programmes are led by Mindfulness Teachers who are UK Network Approved and adhere to the UK Good Practice Guidelines for Mindfulness Teachers now renamed as BAMBA. The British Association of Mindfulness-based Approaches (BAMBA) is the lead organisation overseeing the quality of mindfulness-based training in the UK.
This means mindfulness teachers are: suitably trained, committed to continuous professional development, hold appropriate insurance and are receiving supervision for their teaching.
We offer Mindfulness Courses, Workshops and Wellbeing Retreat and Practice Days for the local community and organisations in the public, private and third sector, these include;
Eight week Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC).
Ten week Mindfulness Based Living Course for Young Adults and Teenagers (MBLC-YA)
Eight week Mindfulness Introduction Course.
Ten week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Mindful Parenting Course
Mindfulness For Life Course
Kid's Youth Mindfulness Programme
Adapted Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness Course for refugee and asylum seeking communities.
Mindfulness For Managers and Educators - Workplace & Living Workshop or Course
Mindfulness and Wellbeing Retreat Days
Building Kind, Compassionate, Mindful Communities
We are also passionate about creating opportunities to cultivate kindness, compassionate action and mindful giving in our communities as a way to help and support local families and children less fortunate and suffering hardship. We organise and manage Glasgow's Spirit of Christmas (Facebook group) now in its 6th year, a children's gift appeal, were group members donate gifts so that children less fortunate can be included in the magic of Christmas.
Glasgow's Spirit of Christmas Campaign helped over 11,000 children referred by 72 charities and organisations in and around Glasgow and the surrounding regions receive support and wake up to Gifts Made with Love on Christmas Day last year, and over 32,000 children in the last 5 years.
Our compassionate family has grown to over 25,000 members and we would love to have you join us, simply visit us here and ask to join our Facebook Community or to make a donation please visit our Just Giving Campaign.