Eight ways to make a lockdown easier to bear during a pandemic

Eight ways to make a lockdown easier to bear during a pandemic
What is the current situation? This article has been written during the pandemic lockdown in the UK. Currently, we are allowed to go out for essential trips such as food shopping and hospital visits as well as to exercise once a day. We should practice social distancing (2m apart). Otherwise, we should stay at home ...

Enjoy 10 minutes of mindful motion to beat stress and anxiety

Enjoy 10 minutes of mindful motion to beat stress and anxiety
Try some relaxing, gentle movements to bring your focus into the present moment by reconnecting with your body and reduce feelings of stress and anxiety, while getting your body moving. This video features a warm up followed by about 10 minutes of chi kung mindful motion. Note: you can do the exercises standing or seated, ...

How to BLOOM with mindfulness

How to BLOOM with mindfulness
The following information is provided for attendees of the BLOOM framework training as a reminder of the topics discussed. BLOOM Overview Breathe Examples: nostril breathing abdominal breathing energy breathing Listen Examples: music external noises Observe Examples: wood grain on desks a leaf the palm of a hand Occupy Examples: painting mindful eating mindful drinking The ...

Presenteeism – the invisible productivity killer

Presenteeism - the invisible productivity killer
Presenteeism is the term used to describe employees who go to work when they are unwell and should be at home. They are physically at work but not well enough to carry out their duties due to being physically unwell, or because of a mental health issue, or both. This happens in all sectors and ...

Mindfulness Ideas Part 2

Mindfulness Ideas Part 2
Some more mindfulness ideas for you to try. Many of these can also be done by children. 11 Taste Water – sip water and take time to notice the taste and texture, how it feels in your mouth and as you swallow it 12 Feel Pressure of Sitting on Chair – notice the sensation of ...

How to develop acceptance and find peace in an ever changing world

How to develop acceptance and find peace in an ever changing world
Life is not perfect. It has its ups and downs. If you’re lucky, you will have experienced some events that have been amazing but even with these great times, you will have experienced unhappy times, and some people may have experienced truly devastating times. How can we learn to ride these waves, to become more ...

Boredom is great

Boredom is great
Are you always on the go? Do you feel the need to be productive or to be doing something… anything? Are you trying to find the bottom of Facebook and Instagram? Do you whip out your phone when you’re on a train or bus? Do you walk around with your phone in your hand? Well, ...

Mindfulness vs achieving your dreams: how can you be present and yet focus on your future goals?

Mindfulness vs achieving your dreams: how can you be present and yet focus on your future goals?
The following is a transcript from a WhatsApp conversation I had recently that I thought would be interesting for those who are not sure how goals and dreams sit with mindfulness principles. P: So, I have trained in NLP and done bit of Life Coaching. The aim of NLP is to get the person to ...

A love yourself meditation

A love yourself meditation
In the following meditation, you can begin to love yourself and experience that sense of joy. This meditation was brought to you by Liam O’Neill, the Prove-It Guy, who can help you to achieve pre-eminence in your field. Liam has generously provided us with a special discount code for 50% off his meditation course. The ...

A Basic Zen Yoga Body Scan

A Basic Zen Yoga Body Scan
If you are looking for a simple 10 minute meditation, the following body scan recording can help you to achieve a sense of inner calm. By simply focusing on various parts of your body and noticing how those parts feel, you can bring yourself into the present moment and experience deep relaxation. So find somewhere ...