A Brief Introduction to Mindfulness 

What is Mindfulness?

It’s easy to find a range of meanings for  ‘Mindfulness’ and quite different reactions to the word itself. Some people see it as over-used and popularised, while others welcome it as a lifestyle or a whole-of-life philosophy.

In Mindful Cricket we use the widely accepted scientific definition (Bishop, 2004), ‘…the self regulation of attention with an attitude of curiosity, openness and acceptance’.

Put simply, that means as a cricketer applying mindfulness you demonstrate two core skills. First, you can bring your focus of attention into the present moment when needed, and second you deal with whatever happens with composure and confidence (because you are open to learn and not trying to change things that are out of your control).

In Mindful Cricket Academy we offer a range of online and direct courses for cricketers and coaches which provide an introduction to Mindfulness and some useful tools. There is however, a very broad and deep field of knowledge and resources available on mindfulness. Here are some resources you might find interesting and valuable.

Books on Mindfulness

Online Resources on Mindfulness

  • Headspace App - probably the most popular app for meditation and relaxation. Free for basic program.

  • Calm App - excellent range of meditation and relaxation resources for general use

  • Rick Hanson - range of resources - a wide range of resources for general use

  • Smiling Mind - excellent Australian resource particularly for young people.

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