Health and wellbeing

Awareness Of Thoughts Meditation

Awareness Of Thoughts Meditation

Sometimes it can feel like our mind thinks us and that we are innocent bystanders at the mercy of a magic porridge pot of thoughts that just won’t stop. It is possible to take control back of the mind, and to be able to slow the mind down; disengage with any unhelpful thought patterns and the first stage in this…

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Can Mindfulness Cure Depression?

Can Mindfulness Cure Depression?

There is a wealth of sound and scientifically backed research into the quantifiable benefits of mindfulness. Most scientifically backed studies into mindfulness last at least eight weeks, and quantify mindfulness as participating in an eight week course, such as MBCT or MBSR and conducting regular practice throughout this period. Research has shown that mindfulnessreduces the severity of symptoms of depression…

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Health & Wellbeing Benefits Of Mindfulness

Health & Wellbeing Benefits Of Mindfulness

There is a wealth of sound and scientifically backed research into the quantifiable benefits of mindfulness. Here are some of the health and wellbeing benefits of regularly practising mindfulness. 1. Increases happiness Mindfulness helps us to stay in the present moment, which is where life happens, and away from mind wandering and negative thoughts which inhibit happiness.  Research has proven…

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Practising Gratitude

Practising Gratitude

There is sound scientific evidence that gratitude is a good health choice, that makes us healthier & happier Gratitude is our emotion that relates to our ability to feel and express thankfulness and appreciation. Sounds simplem right? But sometimes we get so caught up in the negative that we forget to appreciate the positive that we experience. It is an…

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Mountain Meditation

Mountain Meditation

This morning I lead a live meditation through Zoom, and we did the mountain meditation by Jon Kabat-Zinn.  JKZ is the father of modern-day mindfulness, and the founder of the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course and he wrote this mediattion as part of this 8 week mindfulness course. The mountain meditation is particularly relevant at this time as it…

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