Mindfulness is in the news. Ruby Wax and Julie Myerson have sworn to its efficacy in helping them with depression and anxiety. But mindfulness programmes aren’t just being used within mental health. Similar interventions are taking place in education, criminal justice and the workplace. This year over 70 MPs and Peers attended mindfulness classes and events in Parliament and this month sees the launch of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Mindfulness.
So what is mindfulness and why are policy makers so interested in it? Jane Garvey talks to Lisa whose life has been transformed by mindfulness, to one of the chairs of the All Party Parliamentary Group of Mindfulness, MP Tracey Crouch and to Rebecca Crane, director of the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University.
You can listen to the segment by clicking on the following link. It lasts for 12 minutes