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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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7 Effects Of Mindfulness That Will Scare The S**T Out Of You

7 Effects Of Mindfulness That Will Scare The S**T Out Of You

Mindfulness | Meditation | Mindfulness meditation | Self compassion | Resilience | Stress | Anxiety It’s not always pleasantMindfulness meditation and exercises are not intended as relaxation exercises. You will, more than likely, have times when meditations feel blissful, however there are also days and practices that will be torture for you. Some days your mind just does not want…

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What Is Mindfulness?

What Is Mindfulness?

“Mindfulness is the awareness that comes when we pay attention, and we are not judging what we notice.” (Zindel Segal at TEDX UTSC) There are loads of definitions of mindfulness, however I would very simply say it’s being here now without worry. So simple, so inviting, so seldom achieved! Mindfulness is an energy of being rather than doing. It’s a natural…

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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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