Step Outside of Thought.

Mindfulness has become hugely popular in mainstream society to combat overwhelm, negativity and stress.

Our thinking-mind tends to power and amplify negative feelings and emotions. However with mindfulness we can ‘catch’ ourselves and disallow our thinking-minds tendency to rapidly output unhelpful thoughts. We can interrupt our stress cycles.

Why Learn Mindfulness?

Watch a 3:43 second video of ABC news correspondent Dan Harris talking about why it is a good idea to meditate

Professor Mark Williams from the University of Oxford talking about mindfulness and stress reduction: Mindfulness and Stress Reduction

So many people benefit from your time. Why not give some to yourself? Learn mindfulness meditation

Recommended Reading

Mindfulness: A Practical Guide To Finding Peace in a Frantic World.

The Mindful Way Workbook



Heartfulness – Building the Habit of Self-Compassion




Suggested Reading

The Untethered Soul – the journey beyond yourself


10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works– A True Story

The Mindful Way Through Depression


Short Talks on Practice by Donal

Finding Space from an Overly Busy Thinking Mind (3:30)

The real experience of Beginning to Meditate (7:30)

Aspects of Mindfulness Practice (14:35)

Thoughts Running Wild (9:05)

Chatting About Mindfulness (16:04)

Guided Practice

Full Relaxed Breath with a Balanced Breath (10:48)

Three Minute Breathing Space (3:46)

‘Soft Belly Breath’ Relaxation (7:05)

Five Minute Mindfulness of Breath with Counting (5:01)

Ten Minute Mindfulness of Breath (10:14)

Fifteen Minute Mindfulness of Breath (15:18)

Twenty Minute Mindfulness of Breath (20:00)

Twenty One Minute Mindfulness of Breath (21:00)

Body Scan (Donal) (14:00)

Body Scan 2 (Donal) (15:38)

Body Scan (Female Voice) (12:12)

Body Scan (Male Voice) (32:57)

Free Online Courses

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course

The Science of Happiness

Well Being Toolkit

Relaxation Music

Nicholas Sherman – Yuba Pass Dawn- June 27, 2010 (5:00)

Sounds of nature with music for relaxation (14:37)

beach-wind (20:00)