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Five Mindfulness Myths

You don’t have to spend long searching the internet to come across all sorts of myths about mindfulness. Here are five very common mindfulness myths: 1. Mindfulness is a relaxation technique This is one of the most common misconceptions about mindfulness. Mindfulness isn’t a relaxation technique, although it is often used as such. Instead, mindfulness […]

Breakfast for the Mind

What do you have for your breakfast, to nourish and prepare your body for the day ahead? Porridge? Full English? Continental? Egg and soldiers? Most of us start the day by ‘fuelling’ the body with some kind of breakfast, although of course the nutritional value may vary depending on our choices! But how many of […]

Mindfulness in Five

Mindfulness is about paying attention to the present moment in a particular way, with acceptance and without judgment. It can be practised any time you like, even as you go about your daily activities, and can be a very effective way of reducing stress and anxiety. The five mindfulness exercises below can be practised in […]

The self-seeding cycle of stress

If you’ve ever experienced excessive stress (and who hasn’t?), you’ll be familiar with many of its symptoms; the tight muscles, tiredness, irritability, aches and pains, sense of overwhelm and the inability to switch off. Stress just doesn’t feel good and we don’t like it. The problem is, our aversive reaction to stress and the situations […]

Why mindfulness? Stepping off the Stressville train

Why mindfulness? Stepping off the Stressville train

Have you ever found yourself caught up in a bumpy train ride of thoughts and emotions which take you on an uncontrollable journey north, south, east and west, finally plonking you down in the middle of Stressville? For all of us the answer is probably a very loud ‘yes’! We spend a large proportion of […]

Building resilience: In support of your wellbeing

We all experience difficulties from time to time. It’s part of being human. However, building our resilience now can make it easier to deal with difficulty later, supporting our longer term wellbeing. Resilience is the ability to adapt well to life’s challenges. Those with higher levels of resilience cope better during adversity, bounce back more […]

Mindfulness for Change

Mindfulness for change. Does that sound like a contradiction? After all, isn’t mindfulness about ‘being in the present moment’ and accepting what we find here? Well, yes it is, but while mindfulness is indeed about connecting with, and accepting, our ‘here and now’ experience, it’s not about passive resignation or sitting back and doing nothing […]