The Mindfulness Initiative is a policy institute that grew out of a programme of mindfulness teaching in the UK Parliament. We now work with politicians around the world who practice mindfulness and help them to make capacities of heart and mind serious considerations of public policy.
The Mindfulness Initiative was founded by Madeleine Bunting Chris Cullen in November 2013. Our partners are the four mindfulness training and research centres in Oxford Exeter Bangor Sussex UK, as well as the Mental Health Foundation, and we benefit from an advisory group comprising some of the most experienced mindfulness scientists and practitioners in the UK. Our patrons are Jon Kabat Zinn Madeleine Bunting and Ed Halliwell in May 2015.