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Definitions of Mindfulness

Mindfulness is knowing what is happening, when it is happening, without preference. – Rob Nairn.

Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgementally.  – Jon Kabat Zinn

Mindfulness refers to keeping one’s consciousness alive to the present reality. It is the miracle by which we master and restore ourselves. – Thich Nhat Hanh,


"The course has made a tremendously positive impact on my life – on me personally, with my relationships and others, my approach at work, and the way I handle problem situations"

"I feel 100% more positive and able to cope with life’s stresses and strains”

“A lovely balance of practice and discussion and a lovely supportive group.”

“Chloe created a warm, open environment very quickly which resulted in a very cohesive and supportive group”

“Excellent teaching, presented in a very knowledgable insightful and thought provoking manner.”


Heather Regan-Addis (Director Mindfulness Association)

Heather originally trained and worked for 20 years as a Patent Attorney and then became interested in yoga and obtained the British Wheel of Yoga’s teaching diploma. Through her yoga practice she became interested in mindfulness meditation and has undertaken extensive training in mindfulness meditation with Rob Nairn. She is also trained on the University of Bangor’s Mindfulness Based Approaches Masters degree programme to Post Graduate Diploma level.  She is a Buddhist in the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism and is very fortunate to have Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche as her teacher.  She is a founder member and a Director of the Mindfulness Association and is responsible for managing the organisation.  She was involved in the setting up and development of the University of Aberdeen’s MSc in Mindfulness studies and continues to work on the ongoing development of the MSc.  She now works full time for the Mindfulness Association, running the organisation, teaching courses in Mindfulness, Compassion, Insight and Mindfulness Teaching Skills and on the University of Aberdeen’s Mindfulness Studies Programme (MSc).