Serving British Armed Forces

Jan and Elke of  have been building links with our local Armed Forces Communities.

* In 2016 they ran a 7 week Mindfulness Course in Kinloss Royal Engineers Barracks in The Hive. 

* Free taster session on Mindfulness in Kinloss. 

A free taster session held in Kinloss saw 35 people from The Armed Forces Community enaging with Mindfulness teachers from NHS and Mindfulness 37. A powerpoint showed the principles of Mindfulness and after the teabreak everyone joined in with the Mindfulness practices. This was followed by an interesting Q and A.

* 2017 Invited to Kinloss Barracks to talk about Mindfulness to families and serving personnel.

* 2017 Cameron Barracks, Wimberley Way, invited to come and speak to Community Forum on the benefits of Mindfulness to Armed Forces personnel and families.

* 2017 RAF Lossiemouth, invited to come and take part in Wellness Day with RAF staff and community, racing awareness of Mental Health in Tri-services community

* Running Mindfulness courses in The Seaforth Club, Nairn to encourage more members of the Armed Forces Community to come and try Mindfulness for wellbeing.


Recent research has been carried out with US Marines which shows increased resilience in troops who trained pre-deployment and were tested when they returned from active service on tour. There was a significant increase in resilence (ability to 'bounce back') in the participants who regularly practices the Mindfulness Practices.


We are currently offering confidential one to one mindfulness training sessions in our warm, nurturing practice space in Nairn
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Mindfulness Training is currently being researched in a number of contexts connected with the Military.

  • Mindfulness Meditation for PTSD, TBI, and Compassion Fatigue (Tracy Quantum’s New Book)

  • Mindfulness-based stress reduction therapy decreases PTSD symptom severity among Veterans

  • How to Improve Your Health with Mindfulness Meditation

  • Let Your Brain Relax: Mindfulness Meditation Can Reduce Some TBI Symptoms

  • Mindfulness Meditation Can Help Your Brain Handle Stress

  • Yoga gains support as a value-added treatment

  • Mindful Attention Increases and Mediates Psychological Outcomes

  • A Systematic Scoping Review of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

  • Teach Yourself to Meditate Mindfully

  • Meditation Programs for Psychological Stress and Well-being

  • Meditation’s positive residual effects

  • Mindfulness treatment as effective as CBT for depression and anxiety

  • Complimentary and alternative medicine for veterans and military personnel

  • Potential of Mindfulness in Treating Trauma Reactions

  • Yoga helps war Veterans get a handle on their PTSD

  • Mindfulness Meditation Could Help Stressed-Out Soldiers 

  • War and Peace (of Mind): Mindfulness training for military could help them deal with stress

  • For Those With Traumatic Brain Injuries, Yoga Might Provide Some Benefit

  • Benefits of Mindfulness: Push-Ups for the Brain

  • Conscious Presence and Self Control as a Measure of Situational Awareness in Soldier- A Validation study

  • Soldiering On: New Methods for Battling PTSD

  • ‘Mindfulness’ Therapy May Help Veterans with PTSD

  • Marine Expanding use of Meditation Training

  • Breathing exercises help veterans find peace after war, Stanford scholar says

  • Shaping Future Generations: Med Students Experience Mind-Body Therapies

  • Mindfulness and the Military: Does Self-Acceptance Help Veterans?

  • Meditation, stretching may ease PTSD symptoms

  • How Mindfulness Training Could Help People With PTSD Symptoms

  • Mindfulness Could Help Ease War- Related PTSD Symptoms, Study Finds

  • Mindfulness Therapy Can Aid Vets With PTSD

  • Meditation and Healing Combat Stress

  • Mindfulness and Mediation training could ease PTSD symptoms, researchers say

  • Reducing stress the military way?


  • A New Component of US Military Combat Preparedness Meditation

  • Meditation technique helps Veterans with PTSD

  • Meditation Training Shows Brain Effects Even Outside A Meditative Sate

  • Transcendental Meditation May Help Stressed Vets

  • New study shows PTSD Symptoms in Combat-Exposed Military Can be Reduced with Healing Touch and Guided Imagery

  • For Veterans, a Surge of New Treatments for Trauma

  • A State of Military Mind

  • Tracy Quantum Mindful Military Meditation

  • VA testing whether meditation can help treat PTSD

  • TBI Wounded Warrior Offers Healing Tips/Tracy Dyson (Health.mil/DOD)

  • PTSD? Try Meditation and Yoga

  • Meditation Heals Military Vets with PTSD

  • Inside the Pentagon’s Alt-Medicine Mecca, Where the Generals Meditate 

  • ‘Mindfulness’ Helps Soldiers Cope in Iraq

  • E. Raymond Rock, on Meditation and the Military – An Oxymoron? Or is Meditation Going Mainstream?

  • Harvard, Brigham Study: Yoga Eases Veterans PTSD Symptoms

  • Belleruth Naparstek on Can Meditation Bolster Mental Health in Soldiers and Veterans?

  • Troops use ‘Samurai’ Meditation to soothe PTSD

Veterans of the British Armed Forces

Veterans from our Armed Forces can face difficulty when they leave and integrate back into 'Civvy Street'. Jan Grigg is particularly interested to do Mindfulness Training with local and National Veterans Groups including Poppy Scotland and the Thistle Foundation.