Productivity and home working

Really interesting programme on Radio 4 exploring productivity whilst working from home. Firstly what is productivity? At its simplest it’s the amount of work or goods a worker produces per hour. The premise is that if you can raise the […]

2 minutes to reduce stress and manage a panic attack

For mental health week, a simple practice for dealing with stress, the 4-7-8 breathing meditation.  Taking only a few minutes it promotes a sense of calm by lowering blood pressure. The practice can be helpful for anxiety-related sleep problems by […]

Loving Ourselves As a Whole

Yesterday I listened to a guided Loving Kindness a friend sent me that he had led for an online group. Moustafa Abdelrahman led the meditation in a way that I found really refreshing. Traditionally the practice moves from self, to a good […]

Introduction to mindfulness

Guided bodyscan and mindfulness practice. This practice invites you to rest deeply into any sense of ease, bliss and rapture you may be feeling as you bring your attention to rest in the present moment. If you notice more difficult […]

Emotional first Aid – 10 minute mindfulness

It’s time to do some Fofbocing! The letters stand for: Feet On Floor, Body On Chair, and it is one of the meditations taught in the schools programme for teenagers. It is a great meditation to use when you need a […]

Self-care at a time of difficulty

Last week I discussed the FOFBOC, a short meditation to use as a punctuation point in the day. What happens though when there is a more difficult emotion to deal with? This weeks’ practice looks at how to bring self-care […]