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
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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Mindfulness Ideas Part 1

Mindfulness Ideas Part 1
Here are some mindfulness ideas, in no particular order. Many of these can be done with children. 1 Long pencil colouring: standing at a table, hold the pencil at the far end so it’s hard to control the detail, draw something like a tree or a house, practice accepting the lack of control and the ...