Mindfulness

Senses Meditation

Senses Meditation

I watch people at events recording the event on their phone, often watching the whole event through their screen and I often wonder why they are settling for experiencing through the sense of Iphone when we are naturally programmed with these amazing senses to help us savour experiences in the present moment and automatically store them with vivid memories of…

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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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Mindful Movement

Mindful Movement

Mindful movement can be a great addition to everyone’s mindfulness practice. It is especially good if you feel it will be difficult to sit still and clear your mind, or if you are in need of some fresh air and sunlight which boosts vitamin D, reinforces our circadian rythym which helps us get a good night’s sleep. Getting in touch…

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The Benefits Of Gratitude

The Benefits Of Gratitude

There is scientific evidence that grateful people are more resilient to stress, whether minor everyday hassles or major personal upheavals. The benefits: Puts us in a positive frame of mind. Improved physical, emotional and social well-being Connects us with the people and world around us. Improved relationships Better understanding of ourselves – what we appreciate tells us about who we…

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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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Mindfulness Tips For Children

Mindfulness Tips For Children

Children are more naturally in the present moment, but there can be a tendency for children to worry and get anxious about the future or things that have happened in the past. Change is a constant for many children and dealing with change can be challenging and being mindful and in the present can help children adapt. Many of the mindfulness…

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Myths Of Mindfulness

Myths Of Mindfulness

It’s a religion Mindfulness has evolved and been made more mainstream through the work of John Kabat-Zinn who adapted it from its Buddhist roots. Despite these roots, mindfulness is secular, available to people of all religions and people with no faith or religious beliefs. Mindfulness is about changing the way we think but in no way does it prescribe what…

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