How to flow while playing a musical instrument

How to flow while playing a musical instrument
In this article, you will learn how to apply the HAPPY Way to playing a simple musical instrument. In particular, I’m focusing on learning to play a simple instrument called the lyre but the principles can apply to any instrument. Playing an instrument can be a joyful experience especially when you’ve been practising for decades ...

The happy principles for a joyful life…

The happy principles for a joyful life...
… learn to live the HAPPY Way I realised that over the years there have been some underlying principles that have kept me moving forwards in a genuinely positive manner. By “genuine” I mean not just the “fake it until you make it”, “grin and bear it” kind of false happy but the sort of ...

The EAST Way

The EAST Way
How to live in joyful flow whatever the weather The EAST Way is an approach to life that brings a sense of joy and ease, while maintaining a realistic view on life. Crap things will happen in your life – this cannot be avoided (hint: you’re going to die) – but with the right mindset, ...

Reconnect with your body to purposefully tackle climate change

Training for coaches who want to tackle climate change authentically. About this event This was held on Thursday 4th March 2021 as part of the CCA 24 Hour Conversation. In this workshop you will learn how to reconnect with your body using embodiment techniques to determine the most authentic way in which you can help ...

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
In the video below, you can try some relaxing, gentle, flowing movements that bring your focus into the present moment by reconnecting with your body to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. This video features a warm up followed by about 10 minutes of chi kung mindful motion. (The chi kung starts at 6’05”.) You ...

How to BLOOM with mindfulness

How to BLOOM with mindfulness
Introducing the BLOOM Framework for integrating mindfulness into your busy life. You’ve been on a couple of courses, downloaded a dozen apps and have an impressive shelf of mindfulness and meditation books – and yet, somehow, you’re still not meditating daily and only using it when you’re megastressed! Perhaps you find mindfulness boring or just ...

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 ...