Tag: mindfulness

My 10 Day Silent Retreat

Earlier this year I decided to embark on a 10 day silent retreat at the International Meditation Centre in Wiltshire. I thought that it would be a good opportunity to consolidate my learning, and allow me some space at a time when I was embarking on setting up my own meditation business. If I thought Read More

The Benefits of Practising Mindfulness

Jon Kabat-Zinn (the founder of the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programme) describes mindfulness as… “…paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally” But what does that really mean? Do you ever feel like you’re merely existing? Drifting through life like a zombie or in a state of mild panic Read More

Be Mindful Every Day

Every day many of us do the same thing day in day out. We get up, get dressed, grab a quick breakfast and head out the door. We drop the kids at school, go to work, or work our way through our to do list, we are on AUTO PILOT. Let’s use the morning commute Read More

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy? Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is not for everyone, it varies from other therapy as it combines the 'talking therapies' and the 'doing therapies', and as with any therapy it does require commitment. How does it work? CBT works on the value that how you think, and then in turn, feel, Read More

The Power of Mindfulness

Stepping out of autopilot and a cortisol fueled existence and embracing every aspect of reality has truly transformed my life. Five years prior to finding mindfulness and beginning my practice I worked as part of the senior leadership team in a large, tough inner city secondary comprehensive school, a school located in one of the Read More

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