A key mindfulness approach is to pay more attention to the present moment and less to the stories about the past or the future that our mind wants to tell us. Often these stories get us lost in old resentments […]
The use of a phrase like “Not happening now” can help help you to sideline persistent thoughts that make it harder to practise mindfulness. If, for example, someone interrupts you rudely in a shop queue and you didn’t have a […]
For the past few weeks I’ve been presenting corporate mindfulness events on Zoom or similar platforms. These have included a mindfulness presentation for a state agency, a workshop for students on a post-graduate university business course and a shorter presentation, […]
During the present upsurge of interest in mindfulness, I am often asked what course one needs to do to become a mindfulness teacher. My reply is that currently there is no generally recognised or required route into the general teaching […]
Full, slow breathing is among the most relaxing mindfulness practices. An effective way to slow and deepen your breathing is to pay attention to your out-breath. While doing this practice, allow your out-breath to be a little longer than your […]
“Sometimes good, sometimes bad. That’s how today, tomorrow and the next day will be. Accepting that this will be so, removes a layer of anxiety. It also allows you to get on with whatever, if anything, needs to be done […]
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