What is Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction?
Initially designed to ease the suffering of patients who didn’t respond to any traditional treatment, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) has proven to be a highly effective therapy for a broad variety of illnesses and ailments. These range from anxiety and depression over cancer and autoimmune diseases to chronic pain, insomnia and others. Developed by Dr […]
How to create a Mindful Morning Routine
Who does your day, your energy, your attention belong to before it belongs to other people? For most of us our day belongs to our family and friends, our boss or clients or complete strangers before we are even fully awake. According to a survey, 79% of people reach for their phones within 15 minutes […]
What is Vipassana Meditation?
“Make an island of yourself, make yourself your refuge; there is no other refuge.” – Buddha Inner peace, being at home within ourselves and as free of suffering as we possibly can be is something we all yearn for on some level. Vipassana (which roughly translated means “Insight”) meditation is one of the most ancient […]
What Is Walking Meditation?
It is one of our most celebrated milestones in life: Walking. Without realising it, we start taking it for granted and walk from place A to destination Z on autopilot. Once we hit adulthood, walking places oftentimes becomes rushing about, trying to keep up with our busy schedules. We easily forget the simple pleasure of […]
What is Compassion Focused Therapy?
A guide to compassion-focused therapy There’s no denying that we all benefit when we’re treated with compassion. Whether that’s experiencing the humility and understanding of others or treating ourselves with consistent love and kindness, compassion can help silence our inner critics, boost our resilience and nurture our emotional wellbeing. So it’s hardly any surprise to […]
What is a Mindfulness-Based Retreat?
What is a mindfulness-based retreat and why do you need one? It’ll come as no surprise to hear that we could all benefit from introducing a little mindfulness into our day-to-day lives. So much more than a passing fad or flash-in-the-pan buzzword, we’ve all grown to realise just how important mindfulness practices can be in […]
Mindfulness for Mental Wellbeing
Mindfulness for Mental Wellbeing Before it was a trendy buzzword plastered all over colouring books and before it sparked the growth of a huge global industry, mindfulness was, in fact, an organic and ancient wellness practice focussed on living a more present, open and aware life. Not only can it improve self-awareness, it’s also a […]
How to Cultivate More Self Compassion
Self Compassion: How to Love Yourself Self compassion is something so many of us struggle with. No matter how kind and understanding you are to others, it is all too easy to forget this kindness when speaking to yourself. You might judge yourself a little harshly, speak to yourself in a severe or cruel manner, […]