For reading and audio/video resources pertaining to mindfulness, along with mindfulness resources for kids and teens, check out the sub-pages under the "Resources" tab above.
Want to learn mindfulness?
Mindfulness is learned only through practice, and the primary mode of training in this practice is Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). MBSR is a course developed out of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and it provides an in-depth introduction to the practice of mindfulness. MBSR is widely available around the world as a fairly standardized curriculum, and it is likely that there is a course offered somewhere near you. Check it out! (For courses in West Michigan, the Grand Rapids Center for Mindfulness is an excellent resource.)
Mindfulness is taught as a secular practice through MBSR. Integrating the practice with Christian faith may come quite naturally for you, or you may desire support in this area. One faith-based practice that has overlap with mindfulness is Centering Prayer, developed by Trappist monks and taught through Contemplative Outreach. Centering Prayer is a contemplative practice of focusing awareness on God's presence in the present moment. You may find instruction in Centering Prayer to be a helpful companion to MBSR as you cultivate the practice of Christian mindfulness. (For Centering Prayer resources in West Michigan, check out the Contemplative Outreach of West Michigan website.)