What Is Mindfulness?


Mindfulness helps us to learn effective ways of managing emotional wellbeing by giving us self-management of our mental health. It’s like going to the gym for our mind, you have to practice to get results but it gives us the power to change and maintain our wellbeing. It’s an approach which boosts our immune system, improves our sleep, enhances our creativity, and enables us to understand ourselves better and change from the inside out.


Stress Relief

Mindfilness helps us to manage the day-to-day stress of today’s world and associated feelings of being overwhelmed. It might be work related stress or pressure of caring or studying and research has demonstrated the positive impact mindfulness can have on counteracting such stresses by learning coping strategies. We are then more likely to respond wisely instead of reacting and this helps us step back to give greater balance.


We believe everyone has the innate quality for mindfulness within them and the capacity to live well regardless of circumstances. Mindfulness can improve our resilience and build capacity to respond effectively in challenging and uncertain situations. Our courses support individuals to incorporate it in their everyday life in a meaningful way, amidst busy work, study, illness and family commitments.

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A Little Bit About Us

Everyday Mindfulness Scotland, (EMS) is an association of self-employed mindfulness teachers with a vision to increase the number of people experiencing the benefits of a regular mindfulness practice.  In line with government strategies we aim to improve the emotional health of our nation by helping people to manage the stresses of everyday life, through our courses, taster sessions and retreats.  We are committed to sharing mindfulness with all, in a way that is accessible, affordable and personally and professionally relevant to them.  Accordingly, we run courses to the public, organisations, schools and individuals in a way that they can incorporate mindfulness meaningfully into daily life.  More…

What We’re good At…

Reducing Stress
Improving Wellbeing
Calming the Mind
Helping you to enjoy life more fully


Our Clients

West College Scotland
Renfrewshire Council
North Ayrshire Council
East Ayrshire Council - Vibrant Communities

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Grounding Exercise

A Grounding Exercise using the senses: Five minutes of mindfulness, can help you slow your breathing, slow your heart-rate, and stop you feeling overwhelmed. It can also just allow you to get a bit of headspace. It’s not going to solve the problems on your to-do list, but you’ll probably feel better equipped to deal […]

Relax and Replenish

Our next retreat is at the House for An Art Lover Bellahouston Park, Glasgow, G41 5BW, on Sunday the 27th of May from 12-4.30. Take time from your day-to-day life, normal pursuits and concerns and come join us on this afternoon retreat. Experience the benefits of just taking time out to just be and enjoy […]

Local Practice Group

We are a self-supporting group who meet on the second Wednesday of each month from 19:00 to 21:00. We listen to guided meditations, share our experience of practice and offer mutual support. We share the cost of the hire of a space at the James Clark Building in Paisley. If you have taken a mindfulness […]

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