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 ...

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 ...

Move through your mindset – a short course

Move through your mindset - a short course
How gentle movement can overcome mind gremlins, limiting beliefs and emotional issues This is for educational purposes only. If you are suffering from any mental or physical health issues, you are advised to seek the help of a professional. Overview In this course, you will learn about the EAST Method which uses tai chi and ...

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 ...

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, ...