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 […]
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.
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 […]
As the great stoic philosopher Epictetus said: ‘He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has’
Marsha Linehan developed Dialectical Behaviour Therapy as a way to help treat the most suicidal patients. Having lived through this wretched place in her own life, she was deeply empathic in her quest to aid these people.
(Please note this is a long blog post in order for me to do this subject justice. It’s likely to be of most interest if you have experienced adverse meditative affects) Meditation is not all spa music, oxytocin, sandalwood and light! There can be stages that are like arduous rights of passage. A shamanic vision […]