Definition of mindfulness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈmaɪndfəlnəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmaɪndfəlnəs//
    [uncountable] (formal)
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  1. 1the fact of remembering somebody/something and considering them/it when you do something synonym consciousness (2) mindfulness of something their mindfulness of the wider cinematic tradition
  2. 2a mental state achieved by concentrating on the present moment, while calmly accepting the feelings and thoughts that come to you, used as a technique to help you relax A therapist may teach mindfulness, a concept borrowed from Zen Buddhism. Mindfulness is a way for body and mind to reconnect.