The practice of mindfulness and mindful exercises carries a host of benefits not limited to increases in focus, present moment awareness, and non-judgement (Fresnics and Borders, 2016); mindfulness-based exercises such as meditation improve ones’ ability to respond to challenging stimuli while also producing a greater sense of well-being in practitioners (Bamber and Schneider, 2016).
The following websites and applications are provided as resources to engage and assist individuals who are interested in learning more about how to use mindfulness in their daily lives.
Canadian-based organization developing mindfulness for sports, education, in the workplace and as a resource for mental health http://www.mindwellu.com/
A Buddhist approach to mindfulness with a wide variety of great resources for starting a practice https://www.wildmind.org/
Guided meditations and much more from author, activist, buddhist Dr. Tara Brach https://www.tarabrach.com/guided-meditations/
Resources and exercises from author and pioneer of self-compassion Dr. Kristin Neff http://self-compassion.org/
A wonderful community website that offers a wide range of free mindfulness and meditation resources http://www.freemindfulness.org/
Practical, easy to use website and resources for developing a mindful life https://www.mindful.org/
Insight Timer is rated one of the top free meditation app by iOs and Android users https://insighttimer.com/
An easy to use free mindfulness app that can be used by both children and adults https://smilingmind.com.au/smiling-mind-app/