Mindfulness is often perceived as very much about attention and thinking, but it is much more than that. Attitudes are core, and cultivating a compassionate attitude to yourself and others is a key aspect of cultivating mindfulness.

This is a great explanation of the the importance of cultivating self-worth. To find out more about Kristin Neff’s work, visit

Jon Kabat-Zinn has been a leader in the mindfulness field since the 1970’s, and arguably his work has been essential in the development of mindfulness as it is expressed today.

Shauna Shapiro introduces mindfulness as a combination of intention, attention and attitude.

Paul Gilbert has been a leader in the use of compassion in the treatment of mental health issues.

Part of any mindfulness course involves exploring our attitudes and cultivating certain attitudes. Jon Kabat-Zinn here introduces nine foundational attitudes to explore in mindfulness practice and everyday life.

Thupten Jinpa introduces compassion. He has led the development of Compassion Cultivation Training at Stanford University.