Master NLP Practitioner & Gestalt Therapist
Origin of mindfulness.
Thich Nhat Hanh, a Buddhist monk propagated and popularised mindfulness in the West during the 1970s. He talked about mindfulness and being aware of the present in daily life in his book “The Miracle of Mindfulness”. He urged people to pay attention to what they were experiencing in the present and focus especially on their breathing. He did not believe in disengaging to be mindful.