Wellbeing and Mindfulness Operate in the Key of Neoliberalism

Those who introduce mindfulness into corporate, university and public sector settings have a growing responsibility to engage with the biopolitics of our neoliberalized institutions.

It is not sufficient to present disembedded tools for ‘wellbeing’ to a located, context-specific client [subject] for she is already embedded within a complex of targeted disciplines and power complexes, notably capitalism, that compete with wellbeing and attention.

Any attempt by a teacher or counsellor to separate the subject’s immersion in power and her reaching out to practices such as mindfulness is a disavowal – a refusal to integrate that which has already come together in the body, mind and soul of the aspiring practitioner.The new way of the world

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