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A New Start?

Often in January we get a sense of a new year, a new start and set some New Years’ resolutions – drink less alcohol, eat more fruit and veg, get more sleep, be more active, etc. Sometimes these resolutions last, but often not. We lapse, relapse and give up. What is becoming clearer from psychological…

POETRY FOR MINDFULNESS AND COMPASSION

Poetry for Mindfulness and Compassion Weekend

Poetry can reach within us and remind us of our potential to awaken. Mindfulness can clear a space to enable us to receive and digest the wisdom in a poem and poetry has a special power to reach the heart. What a marvellous combination! Receiving poetry into our meditation practice may offer comfort, open the…

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Mindfulness Teaching Skills

‘This may indeed be a pivotal moment for our species to come to our senses … mobilising in the mainstream world … the power of mindfulness” Jon Kabat-Zinn On the first day of a mindfulness teacher training I look around the room. I see a circle of people who are each on the brink of…