The Mindfulness Initiative is the world’s first policy institute focused on mindfulness and compassion training. It is dedicated to exploring the potential for mindfulness in politics and public life. It creates value by:

  1. Supporting the cultivation of mindfulness among legislators to shift political culture and elicit wiser policymaking

  2. Equipping policymakers and service commissioners to consider critical aspects of human psychological functioning and relevant, trainable capacities of heart and mind (such as mindfulness) in their assessment of problems and design of solutions

  3. Assessing mindfulness research, analysing current implementation and matching this with prevailing public policy concerns to make recommendations for change

  4. Supporting the sustainable development of the mindfulness sector and the appropriate adoption of mindfulness practices in society

  5. Supporting teams of advocates in other countries to further the above aims