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Taking your time: mindfulness for learning disability nursing students

27 June 2016

Learning Disability Practice

Evidence & practice

Mindfulness is used increasingly by nurses to help people with a learning disability – and their carers – to manage difficult emotions or situations. It is...

Role of mindfulness in reducing challenging behaviour

28 November 2013

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

This article describes part of the evaluation of the mindfulness programme, which has been run collaboratively by nurses, psychology staff and patients for more than...

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in clinical practice

10 February 2016

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

NHS staff are expected to implement National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommendations in clinical settings, but in practice delivering...

In the here and now

04 August 2009

Nursing Standard


Caroline Hoffman is a proponent of mindfulness-based therapy for people with breast cancer to help them cope with symptoms.

Exploring how mindfulness and self-compassion can enhance compassionate care

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

Research suggests that the development of mindfulness and self-compassion may help to improve the well-being and resilience of professionals and students in the...

Enhancing compassionate care: recommendations for practice

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

Several public inquiries have identified systemic issues in some healthcare settings in the UK. Such findings indicate that it is necessary for multidisciplinary...

Lifting the spirit

14 August 2007

Nursing Standard


As a nurse, Maitreyabandhu burned the candle at both ends, but was introduced to meditation through the London Buddhist Centre. Now he helps others to prevent...

Implementing laughter therapy to enhance the well-being of patients and nurses

11 February 2019

Nursing Standard

nurses’ well-being

Most people enjoy laughing and having fun, and this can enable individuals to socialise and bond. However, there is a difference between spontaneous laughter and...

Effects of a mindfulness-based stress reduction course on the psychological well-being of individuals with an intellectual disability

07 March 2019

Learning Disability Practice


Aim To evaluate the effect of a 12-week mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) course adapted for people with an intellectual disability (ID). Methods Ten...

Resource Buddy: developing an online resource to support mindfulness-based interventions for people with learning disabilities

23 September 2019

Learning Disability Practice


Mindfulness is increasingly being recognised as an effective therapeutic intervention for people with a range of health problems and has been adopted in various...