Mindfulness has its roots in the 2600-year-old tradition of Buddhism. According to the research available on the beginning of mindfulness, it is important to note that some researchers argue that the history of mindfulness should not be reduced to Buddhism, as it also has roots in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (Trousselard et al., 2014). However, modern day Mindfulness teachings are secular in nature.

It is not just a technique or mental exercise but a practice of kindness, self-compassion and self-respect. It is a practical way to transform our thoughts and our actions.