My name is Kat and I am a PhD researcher studying mindfulness and movement. I have also completed an 8-week mindfulness course in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, and have engaged in a regular meditation practice since the start of 2017.
Despite my personal and professional understanding of mindfulness, when someone asks me what mindfulness is, I struggle to find the words to explain it. When I read about mindfulness, I realise that the word itself has so many meanings, that gaining a comprehensive and unified definition of it is nearly impossible. When I hear people talk about mindfulness, I am amazed at how different their perceptions of it are, and who is to say which perception is the right one. Maybe none of them are. Or maybe all of them.
It is only when I practice meditation and mindfulness myself that I can truly begin to understand how personal each individual’s experience is.
I started this blog to detail my PhD journey, to enhance my own meditation and mindfulness practice, and, most importantly, to allow more people to gain an insight into what mindfulness really is, what it is not, and everything in between.
Knowledge is power and I believe that information should be available to everyone.