We believe that capacities of heart and mind can and should be central to public policy making. 

Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group

The Mindfulness Initiative provides the secretariat for the UK Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group (MAPPG) and helps politicians to inquire into applications in public policy.


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Reconnection: Meeting the Climate Crisis Inside Out

A report on the relevance of mindfulness and compassion practices to the widespread disconnection from self, others and nature at the root of the climate crisis.


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Years since we helped some of the 300 UK politicians who have trained in mindfulness to form an All-Party Parliamentary Group on the subject


National parliaments have introduced mindfulness programmes inspired and supported by our work


Politicians from across the world attended our first ever Global congress of mindful legislators in 2017

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  • Mindfulness in the Armed Forces

    The Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group met to consider the topic of Mindfulness in the Services: Strengthening Resilience within the Armed Forces Read more

  • Sharing experience with South American leaders

    The Mindfulness Initiative was represented at the VIII International Mindfulness Congress in São Paolo, and in meetings with political and business leaders in Brazil, Uruguay, and Chile, as well as on Chilean television. Read more

  • New Mind & Life podcast featuring Jamie Bristow

    Jamie Bristow, MI Co-Director, was interviewed by Wendy Hasenkamp for the podcast of the Mind & Life Institute recently. Their fascinating discussion covered Jamie's personal journey in meditation, the policy advances the Mindfulness Initiative has seen in its 8-year history, and the role of mindfulness as a foundational capacity. Read more

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