Core / Mindfulness

What is mindfulness?

Sometimes it’s easier to try being mindful than it is to describe it, so let’s start by giving it a go through a guided exercise (which is often how we ‘practice’ mindfulness in order to improve our ability to be more mindful in daily life).  Give yourself 5 or 6 minutes to try this… Start […]

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Why practice mindfulness?

Our lives play out moment by moment.  Of course, we have plans, goals and desires – we often look to the possible or planned future for inspiration and motivation – and that’s really good.  Similarly, we look to the past to learn or reminisce, which again can be helpful.  (and here comes the ‘but’) But, […]

Mindfulness / Virus

Mindfulness during this pandemic

COVID19 Virus and Meditation Image

There’s no avoiding the impact of the COVID19 pandemic.  Whether you are worked off your feet, furloughed or otherwise now out of work, isolated on your own or with family or other cohabitors.  Those who are key workers or otherwise still required to go out to work may find that they need to isolate themselves […]

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What happens on a mindfulness course?

Although each practitioner will run courses differently, it’s likely that will be similarities between courses run over eight weeks.  And that’s the first thing to appreciate, that mindfulness courses are usually run over multiple weeks, most commonly 8 weeks, with one formal session per week of two or two and a half hours. Whereas some courses […]