Follow the Evidence

Follow the Evidence

I have been questioned by some colleagues and criticised by some readers of my blog about promoting a vegan diet on the retreat I am leading this week and in my blog. When I was discussing this with colleagues last week, the view I arrived at was that within the Mindfulness Association ‘Compassion is at…

24-hour-mindfulness

24 Hour Mindfulness

This weekend I have been off! I have been doing a lucid dreaming retreat with the amazing Charlie Morley. I am keen to develop my skills to become lucid in my dreams, which means to know I am dreaming while I am dreaming, so that I can continue my practice while I dream. Charlie teaches…

have-a-good-cry

Have a good cry

Us Brits are famous for our stiff upper lip and like many of us, I have been holding it together with as much optimism as I can muster through these weeks of lockdown. However, any emotions we are feeling need space to move through us, or else they get suppressed, they fester and then they…

Resting-in-the-midst

Resting in the Midst

There is a practice in the Mindfulness Association Level 3 Insight training called – Resting in the Midst.  It is my most valuable practice. I have used it before, when travel plans have gone awry, when I have found myself stuck in situations that seem impossible to get out of, when I am overfull with…

mindful-surrender

Mindful Surrender

I have spent this last week reflecting on how the current climate with the Coronavirus is making me feel, and ultimately, how I am responding to that. For me it began with some concern for the people who were at risk of dying of the virus.  I know several people who suffer with their health…

distractions, distractions

Distractions, distractions

This week I have been noticing how easily I am getting distracted. It’s not surprising; I work from home which can sometimes blur the boundary between work and the demands of housekeeping; just going to get myself a cup of tea can send me down a route which involves feeding the cat, walking the dog,…

online compassion

Introduction to Compassion – Online Course

Introduction to Compassion – Online Course We are delighted to offer a ten-week online compassion course, which enables participants to develop their mindfulness practice by training in compassion. The course includes: Videoed teachings by Rob Nairn, Choden, Heather Regan-Addis and Alan Hughes; Daily formal compassion practice audio; Guidelines for daily life compassion practice; A free 6…