Taming your brain with mindfulness

Accessible and scientifically validated mindfulness training

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Mindlab enables individuals and organisations to be the best they can offering mindfulness solutions to improve health, wellbeing and performance.  

Dr Gail Davies, an academic and scientist delivers mindfulness in a plain, simple and accessible way – we promise no bells or candles and plenty of evidence to make even the most sceptical feel at ease.  

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How can Mindfulness help you?

Mindfulness has been scientifically proven (in over 2000 peer reviewed papers) to make a positive contribution to well being in areas such as stress reduction, increased performance, improved communication and better focus & concentration.

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Building a healthy and effective mind

Being able to bounce back from adversity and grow
Optimising brain function and sharpening focus
Making better decisions with clarity and discernment
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Building emotional intelligence

Increasing self awareness to shift behaviours and unhelpful thinking
Understanding and gaining control of emotions for a calmer state of mind
Developing compassion and empathy
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Building a better world

Connecting with others – improving relationships and communication
Increasing ethical awareness, letting go of unconscious bias and improving
social responsibility
Being at peace with yourself and understanding your purpose, allowing you to make a difference

What people have said…

“Very useful programme… pleased to be able to incorporate mindfulness into my life to help my general well-being, to tackle stress and general pressure of work/ life balance.”

Manager – Global F&B Company

“Thank you for organising the mindfulness session. I’m using it in my practice lots and have convinced some of the partners in the practice too! Feedback has been positive – a brilliant experience!”

Course Participant – General Practitioner

I initially trained with Gail as I wanted to be able to help my patients with their sleep through mindfulness, which has good evidence in this area. I was not expecting to experience such significant changes in my own life, however. Gail’s approach is so pragmatic and she understands the busy professional and I found training with her inspiring. Incorporating a mindfulness-based approach has undoubtedly made me a better clinician, but also a better parent, partner and a calmer and happier person.

Alanna, Consultant Physician

“Mindfulness has helped me take time to think carefully, so the solutions I come up with are better. I’ve felt a change my approach to life and work.”

Sarah Engleby – Law Firm

“Gail manages to combine an accessible introduction and practical taste of mindfulness with relevant theory and evidence to back it up. I’ll certainly be asking her back for more.”

Dr Graham Easton – GP Trainee Course Director

“I really enjoyed the mindfulness session at Aviva today. It was very eye-opening and I feel excited at the prospect of starting mindfulness”

William, Aviva

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is training for the brain. Each time we practise, we are developing our mindfulness muscle. Research has shown that what we do and what we experience changes our brain.

Here, in their “Meet the Expert”  film, Dr. Gail Davies explains for Nuffield Health’s employees and clients what mindfulness is and some of the benefits.

“Mindfulness is the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgementally to things as they are.”

Williams,Teasdale, Segal and Kabat-Zinn (2007)

“When I first started mindfulness I hadn’t realised just how messy my life had become. Between juggling work, friends and university I had lost the ability to listen to my own thoughts. Mindfulness has helped me to rediscover the world through a calmer mind and to achieve and overcome circumstances beyond my belief.”

Sanya, Medical Student, Imperial College

“MindLab’s  self-guided web-based Mindfulness training programme offers a wealth of crystal clear, inspiring, and practical guidance for how to develop and sustain a mindfulness practice in the midst of a busy professional life.  This is a powerful resource for individuals, organisations, leaders, coaches, and educators seeking an effective way to introduce themselves and their colleagues to mindfulness in a credible, well founded, and easily accessible manner.”


Dr. Joel & Michelle Levey, Founders, Wisdom at Work.
Mindfulness faculty, University of Minnesota Medical School.
Pioneers in mindfulness research, education, and organisational programmes with over 45 years of experience, renowned authors.

Some of the clients we have worked with

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To discover how to focus more and calm your mind, why not download our free mindfulness practice.

About MindLab

Mindlab was co-founded by Dr Gail Davies and Caroline Hopkins, who have been delivering mindfulness courses into the workplace since 2011 to a wide range of organisations including financial institutions, the NHS and medical schools, universities and pharmaceutical and manufacturing companies.

Mindfulness trainer Dr Gail Davies

Dr Gail Davies – Co-founder

Dr Gail is an academic, educated at Oxford and Imperial College with a Masters in Mindfulness, and actively involved in mindfulness research. She is trained to teach MBSR and MBCT and complies with the UK Good Practice Guidelines for teachers. Underpinned by a 20 year academic career in science and a qualified yoga therapist, she brings a wealth of expertise to her mindfulness teaching. She acts as a mindfulness consultant and trainer working with individuals and organisations. She has developed and delivered mindfulness programmes into the workplace, universities and clinical settings since 2011. She is an accomplished professional speaker.

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Caroline Hopkins – Co-founder

Caroline’s wealth of experience comes from a long business career fostering positive engagement, collaboration and innovative communication for organisations as diverse as AstraZeneca, HSBC, and the British Government. Caroline pioneered taking short mindfulness training courses into the workplace in 2011 and is an accredited AEOC Executive Coach. Since 2018 Caroline has stepped down as a director to focus on her coaching, but continues to advise Mindlab on business strategy.