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Article Tag - "Mindfulness"

Video: Mindfulness and how the brain works

Join Sophia Pallaro who will host a 4 weeks course on a ‘Introduction to Mindfulness’ starting Thursday February 18th. This course will explore different mindfulness practices that can help us be more present in and aware of ourselves and our surroundings.

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Posted on February 16, 2016

5 ways Mindfulness can help you through everyday life

5 ways Mindfulness can help you through everyday life

Over the past few years, Mindfulness has grown in popularity. Defined by Jon Kabat-Zinn as “nonjudgmental awareness of the present moment,” mindfulness allows us to recognise our own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors as they arise without getting stuck in our usual, automatic reactions. One could think it is a part of the trend, but I’ve come to believe there is something really important in the idea of being mindful.

So here’s 5 ways Mindfulness can help you through everyday life 

1) Reduces cold & flu symptoms

We’re all sniffling a bit as we’re right in the height of cold season.… Read more

Posted on February 11, 2016

Your pocket guide to mindfulness

Your pocket guide to mindfulness

Mindfulness is slowly trickling into everyday consciousness but what is it and how can it help you with everyday life?

Mindfulness was developed over 30 years ago by John Kabot-Zinn to teach Buddhist meditation without the Buddhist elements.

He puts it simply as “mindfulness is moment to moment awareness. It is cultivated by purposefully paying attention to things we ordinarily never give a moments thought to.”

Here are 5 reasons to give it a try:

It helps you to accept things you cannot change.Read more

Posted on January 8, 2016

8 benefits of meditation – Fuse it with your practice

8 benefits of meditation – Fuse it with your practice

The practice of meditation is gaining popularity all over the world and is often recommended as a way to help us cope with the chaos of our daily lives.

The benefits of meditation are becoming increasingly apparent and include:

  • Improved immune function
  • Decreased anxiety
  • Stable blood pressure
  • Better quality of sleep
  • Reduced inflammation in the body
  • Improved emotional stability
  • Feeling grounded
  • Greater mental clarity and connection to intuition

Meditation is a practice that helps us to silence the mind and connect to the stillness within.… Read more

Posted on December 8, 2015

Let’s make Self-Loathing a Thing of the Past

Let’s make Self-Loathing a Thing of the Past

Do you know that the concept of self-loathing is unheard of in some societies?

The Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard likes to tell an anecdote about the Dalai Lama. During a conference on how East meets West in the Indian town of Dharamsala, one of the American psychologists talked about ‘self-loathing’. At first, the Dalai Lama thought he’d misheard, and he asked the interpreter to repeat his translation several times. He then asked for someone to explain what on earth this concept was, since it was inconceivable to him that a human being could hate himself.… Read more

Posted on March 10, 2015