Mindfulness Ideas Part 1

Mindfulness Ideas Part 1
Here are some mindfulness ideas, in no particular order. 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 imperfection of the drawing 2 Bell listening: chime ...

Mindfulness for Parents

Mindfulness for Parents
Do you want to improve your relationship with your child or children? One of the simplest ways of achieving this is by practising mindful parenting, which is about being mindful when interacting with your children. What are the benefits of Mindfulness as a parent? You will feel a closer bond with your children, improve your understand ...

Why do I need mindfulness?

Do you worry, get angry or suffer from stress and anxiety? Worried about things all the time? Always hooting your car horn when people cut you up? Impatient or easily angered by others? Find it hard to focus at work? Easily distracted? Always worried what people think about you? Feeling stressed all the time? Constantly ...

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a form of meditation that simply involves focusing your awareness on the present moment. From an emotional viewpoint, it involves calmly acknowledging and accepting your feelings (emotional and physical) and thoughts without prejudice or criticism. You can use mindfulness meditation to improve your concentration, improve your performance, achieve a deep sense of calm and ...

How a wandering mind can impact happiness

I wrote an article some time ago (He said, she said) on the wandering mind. Today, I received the following email from lumosity.com (a brain training app website): How many times a day does your mind wander? Whether you’re thinking about an important meeting or your next vacation, mind wandering may be a distinctly human ...

Pain management with EFT

Pain management with EFT
What is EFT? Emotional Freedom Techniques is an energy psychology system combining Eastern and Western philosophies and approaches. It was developed by Gary Craig who can explain best what EFT is about: How can I manage my pain? There are numerous points that EFT therapists can use to help you to overcome issues. I find ...

He said, she said

He said, she said
Relationships, whether between friends or lovers, can be a source of joy and happiness but they can also bring stress and anxiety into your life. A badly-phrased sentence or something said in the heat of the moment can lead to bad feelings and result in the conversation echoing around in your head for hours or ...

A smart approach to overcoming addictions

A smart approach to overcoming addictions
I was listening to a radio programme this evening talking about alcoholism. One caller told the presenter about a drug she was taking that made her nauseous whenever she drank alcohol as a way of overcoming her addiction. She went on to say that it wasn’t really helping with her addiction and that she would ...

What is Emotional Freedom Techniques?

Emotional Freedom Techniques is a relatively new therapy combining the theory of traditional Chinese Medicine with modern psychology to help people overcome emotional, mental and physical issues, including stress management, addictions, weight loss, allergies, vision problems, headaches, panic/anxiety, asthma, trauma, PTSD, abuse and depression. It is a powerful yet simple technique… To help you understand ...