Our next option in the series on short #mindfulness practices is last minute mindfulness. This means committing to at least doing a short practice last thing before bed. You could work through any of the practices we have done so far, or follow along with a short recording or app. If we set this intention […]
Savouring is a lovely short practice to integrate into your day if you feel you are lacking pleasant emotions like joy, pleasure, happiness etc. It takes the attentional skills of #mindfulness and turns it towards pleasant and enjoyable daily experiences and the feelings in your body.
So far our short practices have covered mindfulness and compassion skills. Here is a way to do gratitude that can be integrated into daily life with ease. I find gratitude is incredibly supportive when we appreciate opportunities in the future, experiences in the present and events in the past. This version of the ‘three good […]
This short practice is incredibly relevant to those of us experiencing the new COVID-19 lock-down in the UK. It is also a supportive resource for anyone facing the pain associated with the impact of the pandemic on those we love and in our lives. This is one of my favourite practices from Paul Gilbert in […]
The first short practice is one of my favourite daily life practices from Russ Harris. Each stage is more than it appears on first glance. It can help us to ‘open up, be present and do what matters’ in our lives. I won’t say too much about the details here as I want to focus […]
Introduction to short practices for January the Mindful Resolutions
Happiness is a lot like riding a bicycle, if you think and concentrate too hard on each process, you are likely to start to wobble and ultimately fall.
This was a guest blog that I wrote for the brilliant 365 Days of Compassion Blog It’s early February and you can’t quite fathom that you are breaking all your New Year’s resolutions. You are a month in and you are already overeating, missing the gym, drinking a glass of wine, the house is a […]
Christmas time can be a challenging time for many people. For those navigating difficult family dynamics, those who are grieving lost loved ones or for those who are experiencing Christmas away from family and friends it can be a lonely time of year. On the other hand, Christmas can be an extremely fun, connecting and […]
The Sateré-Mawé tribe of the northern region of the Amazonas in South America have a sacred ritual for young warriors that is quite unique. They have to prove their worth to the tribe by remaining in a calm state whilst suffering agonising pain. The tribe sow sedated bullet ants (named as their sting is said […]