Mindfulness Based Well-Being

Awaken to the True Nature of Inner Well-being

Discover the possibility of mindfulness based well-being.

Mindfulness Based Well-Being

Awaken to the True Nature of Inner Well-being

Discover the possibility of mindfulness based well-being.

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Awakening to Inner Well-Being and Psychological Health

Conventional therapeutic approaches to mental health aim to use the traditional methods of challenging negative thoughts or reconditioning dysfunctional behaviours. Whilst this can be foundational to psychological health, mindfulness can also assist people to see the essential emptiness of their thoughts, feelings and sensations. By doing so it can become possible to see past them to their enduring and untouchable true nature.

Video Interviews
Video Interviews
Video Interviews

Dr Patrick Jones is regularly interviewed across a range of media including, national television, radio and online articles. Below and on his Facebook page are videos featuring Dr Jones speaking about a range of topics related to Mindfulness-based Well-being.

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Mindfulness Nondual Well-Being
Publications
Publications

With postgraduate degrees across several disciplines and a PhD in psychology, Dr Patrick Jones sees the value in in being informed about the fields of mindfulness, quality of life and well-being. Dr Jones has peer reviewed and published in a number of journals and continues to submit new research. For a summary of some of these papers see below.

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Life Well-Being Course
Speaking
Speaking

Dr Patrick Jones is a public speaker and has presented at state, national and international conferences in psychology and health for over twenty years.

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Clinical Psychology

The Untouchable Sense of Self

The goal of the psychology of enlightenment is to discover the place beyond thoughts, feelings and sensations – an untouchable place of inner well-being. However to touch this requires a commitment to embrace the hero’s journey, the path past pleasure and pain, to the true nature of the self.

In taking up this challenge, we are invited to give up our innate and default attachment to everything, including the status of our life conditions. Beyond this attachment, which could (or may not) still include a wildly successful life, can be experienced the unchanging natural peaceful state of a human being – our true nature.

Mindfulness Based Well-Being
Mindfulness Based Well-Being

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Mindfulness

Here you will learn 10 Mindfulness skills which will be divided into thoughts (Clear Mind), and emotions and sensations (Open Heart). Skills are practised for mastery.

Quality of Life

You will learn to improve your relationship with pleasure and pain and build Quality of Life in the 5 major life areas – relationships, work, money, health and leisure.

Inner Well-Being

Here you will look at how to have well-being independent of your environment and access inner well-being and learn how that practically is lived out in daily life.

Hi, I’m Dr Patrick Jones

The work of Dr Patrick Jones focuses on leading people to awaken to their true nature of inner well-being. With a previous background in clinical psychology for twenty years, he now, through secular teaching and academia, brings the marriage of psychology and spirituality into the mainstream.

Patrick has presented at state, national and international conferences in psychology and health, and has been a director at eastern ashrams and western monasteries. He has experience in the commercial sector, having founded several companies and a not for profit charity, and has managed a portfolio of properties.

Hi, I’m Dr Patrick Jones

The work of Dr Patrick Jones focuses on leading people to awaken to their true nature of inner well-being. With a previous background in clinical psychology for twenty years, he now, through secular teaching and academia, brings the marriage of psychology and spirituality into the mainstream.

Patrick has presented at state, national and international conferences in psychology and health, and has been a director at eastern ashrams and western monasteries. He has experience in the commercial sector, having founded several companies and a not for profit charity, and has managed a portfolio of properties.

Mindfulness Based Well-Being
Mindfulness Based Well-Being
By Patrick Jones

Latest Articles

PUBLICATIONS
Mindfulness Training: Can It Create Superheroes

With the emergence of the science of heroism there now exists both theoretical and empirical literature on the characteristics of our everyday hero. I seek to expand this inquiry and ask what the causes and conditions of a superhero could be. To address this I investigate the origins of mindfulness, Buddhist psychology and the assertion that its practitioners who have attained expertise in mindfulness practices can develop supernormal capabilities. I then explore any evidence that mindfulness practices have unfolded the supernormal potential of its practitioners.

I found a growing base of empirical literature suggesting some practitioners exhibit indicators of enhanced functioning including elevated physical health and resistance to disease, increased immunity to aging and improved cognitive processing, greater resilience and fearlessness, more self-less and pro-social behaviors, some control over normally autonomic responses, and possibly some paranormal functionality.

I propose in search of the superhero, that if conventional mindfulness training can already augment mental and physical capabilities, a more serious inquiry and translation of its advanced methods into mainstream psychological theory is warranted.

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Mindfulness Based Heroism
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Mindfulness-Based Heroism: Creating Enlightened Heroes

The field of mindfulness and the science of heroism have a common interest in the causes and conditions of selfless altruism though up to this point there has been little cross-pollination. However, there is increasing evidence that mindfulness training delivers heroically relevant qualities.

Interweaving observations and questions drawn from the science of heroism, the article explores the relevant theory, practices, and scientific outcomes of mindfulness. It finds that there is evidence that heroically relevant qualities are trainable with the suite of mindfulness techniques and that an enduring experience of selflessness and service of others (the enlightened hero) may well be within the grasp of the serious practitioner.

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Mindfulness Nondual Well-Being
PUBLICATIONS
Mindfulness and Nondual Well-Being – What is the Evidence that We Can Stay Happy?

Very happy to be exploring in this article, the psychology of enlightenment. The goal is to extend the mainstream well-being paradigm to include uninterrupted well-being or enlightenment. It includes a deep dive into the ancient traditions behind mindfulness, the modern construct of well-being, and the latest evidence from neuroscience. You can read the full article in the APA journal Review of General Psychology: Mindfulness and Nondual Well-Being – What is the Evidence that We Can Stay Happy?

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Mindfulness Based Program
PUBLICATIONS
Construction and evaluation of a mindfulness-based quality of life and well-being program (MQW) in a randomized trial.

In this paper on the Mindfulness-based quality of life and well-being program (MQW), I present the results of the program I created to help people build the balance between external quality of life and internal well-being. The program highlighted the importance of getting this balance, and reported a significant impact on well-being versus the control group. You can find the link here.

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Clinical Quality Life Scale
PUBLICATIONS
The construction of a new Clinical Quality of Life Scale (CLINQOL)

The article lays out the construction, administration, and evaluation of the new Clinical Quality of Life Scale. It focuses on the combination of both mental state and important life areas like relationships, work, money, health, and leisure. The new scale is a tool for us to assess how well we are doing in achieving the balance between external quality of life, and internal well-being. It can be useful for both consumers and clinicians.

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Quality Life Domains
PUBLICATIONS
A Summary of Current Findings on Quality of Life Domains and a Proposal for Their Inclusion in Clinical Interventions

This article looks at the importance of including quality of life and well-being as a specific focus in therapy. It looks at ten domains (relationships, work, money, health, and leisure, mindfulness, self-esteem, resolution of past life events, mental style, and life management skills) and it is recommended that psychologists include some of these in their assessment, case formulation, and intervention planning.

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