In the current political environment in the US and the UK, our increasingly diverse societies are becoming fractured and fragile.
Against this backdrop, the mindfulness movement’s predominantly white, middle-class profile has become more obvious.
Its efforts to improve access through bursaries and scholarships as well as the provision of ‘one-size-fits-all’ programmes to marginalised groups fail to acknowledge the root of exclusion. This means that as teachers, we risk unconsciously reproducing patterns of exclusion – despite our best intentions. Mindfulness provision, courses and teacher training remain unchanged.