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 ...

DEMO: Thrive Under Pressure: Core Course: Lesson 2 – Breathe

The following meditation is a nice basic one to help you to focus on the present moment. The main focus is on your breath. If any thoughts appear in your head, just let them go and bring your focus back to the breath.   During this exercise, you may have experienced some of the following:  Thoughts ...

DEMO: Thrive Under Pressure: Core Course: Lesson 1 – Introduction

DEMO: Thrive Under Pressure: Core Course: Lesson 1 - Introduction
What is mindfulness? In this course, you will learn how to reduce stress through a variety of mindfulness techniques as well as establishing your own personal practice.  Mindfulness is often described as being in the present moment on purpose and without judgement. What does this mean? To be fully present wherever you are and whatever ...

DEMO: Thrive Under Pressure: Pathway: Introduction

DEMO: Thrive Under Pressure: Pathway: Introduction
This pathway is provided to give you a clear idea of how you can move forward with your mindfulness practice. It refers to the core course material. In this pathway, the focus is on learning to thrive under pressure at work by using mindfulness and mind training techniques. While the attention is on helping you ...

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, ...