Mindfulness is an increasingly popular term in modern psychology. However, it is often attributed to 'eastern' origins and thought by some to be incompatible with Christianity. We do not believe this to be the case.

In this series of articles, we look at the ideas of mindfulness, contemplation and meditation - showing that they are generic himan skills, not tied to any particular religion. In our recent book, The Worry Book, we recommend 'present contemplation' as the 'Gold Standard' to dealing with problematic worry that is free-floating or unsolvable.

We also look at ways that mindfulness can be used by Christians to extra benefit. These include bringing an awareness of God's love and purpose into the meditation.