The Graphic Recorder - Doug Neill - Mindfulness Framed Print - todd kashdan - curious - stick figure

Mindfulness

The Graphic Recorder - Doug Neill - Mindfulness Framed Print - todd kashdan - curious - stick figure

One of the tenets of the Buddhist idea of mindfulness is the following: an attentive awareness of the present moment. After being introduced to this idea in Todd Kashdan‘s book Curious?, I haven’t been able to let it go, which I am happy for because it has had a significant impact on my life.  It is easy for us to spend too much time thinking about past events or wondering about future ones – so much so that we miss out on opportunities in the present. The cartoon above is a gentle reminder to keep your mind aligned with your body in the only time we ever actually have – the present.

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  1. I would like to use this image in a ppt presentation on mindfulness in a nonprofit educational setting.

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      Hi Ron, you are more than welcome to use this image in your presentation! If you get the chance, let me know a bit more about your presentation – I’m intrigued by the topic.

      1. Hi Doug, thanks for posting your images. If it’s ok, I’d also love to to use this in a not-for profit pp presentation on mindfulness, aimed at educating teachers on it’s benefits in schools. Cheers

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    1. Hi Doug,
      Love the mindfulness graphic and used it to for a free educational wellness program at the local library, crediting you! Thanks!
      Noelle A

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      Hi Jennifer, great post. Thanks for letting me know about it. I appreciate how you share your story, in particular the multiple exposures to mindfulness in different contexts before it really caught on. I’ve had a similar experience.

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  3. HI Doug,

    I too love this image. May I use it for a research poster presentation at my university. I will of course, cite the source of the image.

    Warm regards

    Ann

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      Hi Ann, yes please do use it for your research poster presentation! And if you think of it, send me a image of your poster, I am curious to see how it fits in with your research. Hope your presentation goes well!

      Take care,
      Doug

  4. I’ve been practicing yoga and meditation for some time now, and finally wanted to write a post on the benefits of practicing mindfulness. This sketch was a perfect representation, and I included it in my most recent post. Thank you!

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      Hi Kelli, I’m glad you decided to write a post about mindfulness – I just checked it out and I think it’s great! And as a fellow slackliner, gotta say that I love your first header image 🙂

  5. Hi Doug,
    May I use this image in my online Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice (MBSP) program? It’s a wonderful illustration for the body mindfulness meditation I lead.
    Nice work!
    Ryan Niemiec

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  6. Hi Doug,

    Since I’ve seen a few instances above where you gave permission for others to use your image in a non-profit setting, I’d also like to request permission. I’d like to use it in a power point for a workshop at Widener University on mindfulness-based body awareness for social workers and sex therapists. I will happily provide a link/citation to you and your website.

    Thank you,

    Jenny

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  7. hi doug-

    this is a great cartoon! would you mind us using it in a poster in a small mental health unit to help entice people to a mindfulness group?

    best

    rachel

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  9. Hi Doug,

    I LOVED you pictures!! They have a feeling of movement to them which is juxta posed with the idea of stillness in mindfulness meditation!

    I was hoping to use your image for a blog post I have written about mindfulness – you can find the post here http://www.raymedhora.com/mindfulness-are-we-doing-it-wrong/
    I would happily remove the image if you are not happy with it being there! If it is ok to keep the image there i will happily credit you with it!

    Thanks either way!

    Ray

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      Hi Ray,

      I’m glad you like the images here! Yes, feel free to use any of these images in your blog post (a link back here to this page would be much appreciated!). It has been interesting to read different people’s take on mindfulness and how they’ve used this image to complement their post. So happy writing!

      -Doug

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  10. Great Graphic Doug; Appreciate the generosity you show in allowing your image to be shared. May I use it as a cover for a facebook group page I manage?
    Kind regards
    Radhika

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  11. Hi Doug, I’m doing a leaflet for a university project on mindfulness and would like to know if it is ok to use your image? Thanks!

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  12. Hi Doug,
    I am putting together a 2 page educational handout regarding Mindfullness and Health for wellness coaching. May I use your image?

    Thanks
    Ann

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  13. Hi Neill-

    I’m facilitating Mindfulness Meditation workshops at the University of Maryland Counseling Center. I’d like to use the images on this page. I produce a flier to advertise these free workshops, and I think the images capture the essence of how I explain mindfulness to the participants very well. Please let me know if you are ok with me using the images that will be credited to you.

    Carlton Green

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  14. Hi Doug –

    I came across one of your images (the mindfulness one: past-present-future) on the wall of my yoga class room (in Rotorua, New Zealand). It’s so cool! As is the ‘listen to your thoughts but don’t take them too seriously’ image. I work as a psychologist in the public health system and often talk about mindfulness concepts with my clients. I’d love to be able to share your images with the people I see and work colleagues. Are you okay with this??

    Thanks – Bronwyn

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      First of all, so cool to hear that my sketch has made it to a yoga studio in New Zealand! Secondly, feel free to share these images with those you work with – to be honest, I could use more reminders of mindfulness myself.

      Cheers,
      Doug

  15. I would like permission to use your images in handouts for clients and to share the handouts with other colleagues. Your images captures the concept of being in the present much better than words

    Thanks
    Richard Lanza

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  16. Hi Doug, I used your Mindfulness image on my therapies website a couple of years ago, I’ve now got a different website and have done a similar post on it. I’ve used the image agin, with photo credit to yourself. I hope this is okay.

    I’m really interested in your other site on sketchnotes, I’ll have to give it a go 🙂

    Thanks

    Jennifer

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      Hi Jennifer, thanks for the update! Yes, feel free to keep using it 🙂 Glad to hear you’ve checked out Verbal To Visual as well – you should give sketchnoting a try!

  17. Would it be possible to use this image within promotional material for some mindfulness sessions? With appropriate credit of course! Thanks

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  18. Hi Doug, may wish to use this image as part of an in-house presentation on one of our Health & Wellbeing days as part of a Health & Safety week promotion if that is ok? Appropriate credit will be given.

    regards Andy

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  19. Hi Doug, I am a mindfulness teacher in Australia and I am putting together a mindfulness workbook. I hope to include lots of diagrams in the workbook, as pictures can say more than words. Could I please include this image, with credit to yourself and reference to this site?

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  20. Hello Doug,

    I’m a mindfulness teacher and psychotherapist in the San Francisco Bay Area. I’m giving a free talk at my local library on mindfulness, and the librarian and I would like to use your image on a flyer, their Facebook page, and their online event calendar.

    Also, I’m hoping to do a series of free talks at other libraries and community centers over the next year – would it be OK to keep using your image for these other events, without asking permission each time? It’s a picture that’s worth a thousand words, at least!

    Kind regards,

    Rebecca

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  21. Hello Dough,

    I’ll like to use this image in my upcoming webinar on mindfulness, with due credit to you ofcourse
    Thank you!
    Archana

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  22. Hi, Doug,
    Would you mind I use your picture on my Facebook to sharing “Mindfulness” to people in Taiwan?
    thanks a lot…

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