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 […]

FOFBOC – stop and breathe!

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 […]

“Now is the knowing”

The quote from Ajhan Sumedho is very simple, but profound: “Yesterday is a memory. Tomorrow is unknown. Now is the knowing.” I was lucky to live with Ajahn Sumedho for three years and to listen to his teachings each week. […]

It’s just a story

Two weeks ago I looked at the bookings for the 8 week mindfulness course that was due to start in a fortnight: two people. Usually by that point the course would be over half booked, with the remaining few places going […]

Thoughts are not facts

Summary: The opinions we hold about ourselves and our possibilities in life can be like propaganda – opinions that are not based on truth but come to be believed through being repeated so often we come to think they must be true. Starting to reflect “thoughts are […]