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Proactive Mindfulness: Resources

Proactive Mindfulness encompasses several projects which explore mindfulness in a down-to-earth, proactive way. Much of the content is collaborative, based on conversations and interviews (blog / podcast). There are books, all available as free downloadable PDFs. There are also online resources. These projects are edited by Serge Prengel.

Blog / Podcast:

General audience: Pausefully: Mindfulness, Meaning & Purpose

For psychotherapists: Somatic Mindfulness & Relational Psychotherapy

Books & e-books (free PDF to download):

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Inspirational fables

Online resources:

Functional definitions of mindfulness

Mindful Pause: Why we need a mindful pause & how to do it

What Sustains Me: A mindful exploration of what matters

Proactive 12 Steps: Mindfulness for lasting change

Responsible Divorce: Making divorce gentler on children & families

Relational Implicit: Embodied relational mindfulness in psychotherapy

Sunflower Mind: Embodied relational mindfulness, meaning & purpose


There are 2 newsletters, one for the general public and one for therapists.

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2018 Mindful Pause / Proactive Mindfulness
See: Demystifying mindfulness - Mindfulness & spirituality - From mindless to mindful - One-minute mindfulness exercise - Mindful listening - Embodied relational mindfulness - Relational mindfulness - Bodyfulness - Existential mindfulness - Reactive vs Proactive quotes & thoughts - Mindfulness exercises - Secular alternative 12 steps