Mindfulness is a something of a buzzword at the moment, with an increasing amount of emphasis being put on awareness of the world around us in an effort to stave off stress.
It's even a hot topic in the business world, with over 100 British business leaders meeting in London Thursday for a "mindfulness at work" summit, highlighting the negative effects of today's stressful workplace.
It certainly seems to be working for some companies.
U.K. transport provider, Transport for London, introduced a mindfulness course in 2009. In the following three years, it reported that the number of days off for stress, anxiety and depression fell by 71 percent among the 600 employees who went on the course. Absences for all conditions dropped by 50 percent.