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Mindful walking: Taking a break from ‘busy brain’

Mindful walking: Taking a break from ‘busy brain’ mindful walking in the countryside

What is Mindful Walking? Mindful walking, also known as walking meditation, combines walking with the practice of mindfulness and simply involves bringing our awareness to the experience of walking while accepting what we find there. In our day to day lives we give little attention to the process of walking, meaning that our mind is […]

Workplace stress: a mindful approach

Workplace stress: a mindful approach mindfulness for workplace stress

Workplace stress: What’s happening? According to the 2016 Labour Force Survey, 17.11 million working days were lost during 2015/2016 due to stress, accounting for 45% of sickness absence. These figures are startling enough, but the impact of workplace stress is not restricted to sickness absence alone. Stressed employees may be tired, demotivated, complaining, indecisive, irritable, […]

What is cognitive behavioural coaching for health and wellbeing?

Cognitive behavioural health and wellbeing coaching is a form of coaching which empowers individuals to achieve their health and wellbeing goals through a process of self-examination and self-discovery. Underpinning the approach is an understanding that our individual values, beliefs and resulting thought patterns can influence feelings about change, which in turn affect behaviour and have a knock-on effect on our ability to achieve goals.

Loneliness: A spiritual approach to a 21st century epidemic

Loneliness: A spiritual approach to a 21st century epidemic loneliness and spirituality

Abstract of presentation given at the Spirituality and Wellbeing Conference 14/11/15.

Loneliness has been hitting the headlines recently with the announcement that this potentially chronic problem is as detrimental to our health as obesity or smoking. Research over recent years has revealed that loneliness causes not only emotional and psychological ill effects, but also has a physiological impact that accelerates ageing and shortens life expectancy. And, at least for the foreseeable future, the problem is not going away.