Dear Mindfulness You and I have known each other for quite a while, 13 years to be exact. When I first met you I thought ‘wow they sound really helpful‘, but I realise now that in my naiveté I didn’t really understand you yet. My first proper introduction to you was during my training to…Read more »
Wednesday: What does mindfulness practice actually entail?
Welcome to day three of a week of mindfulness, where we will get a bit more into the nitty-gritty of some of the different ways you can integrate mindfulness into your life.. If you missed Monday and Tuesday’s segments, don’t worry you can just click on the links below for a catch up. Monday: what…Read more »
Self-compassion series: Part three. What exactly is it, and why is it so incredibly difficult?
So far in this self-compassion series I have briefly introduced what self-compassion is, with some personal reflections and exercises for readers to complete, hopefully starting the process of helping people think about how much self-compassion they truly offer themselves. Click on the link below to read part one and two of this ongoing series on…Read more »
Mindfulness – a wee introduction
‘paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally’ (Kabat-Zinn, 1994, p. 4) “Meditation means learning how to get out of this current, sit by its bank and listen to it, learn from it, and then use its energies to guide us rather than to tyrannize us. This process doesn’t magically happen…Read more »
New Year’s resolutions and chronic pain – 12 days later
Over the New Year period I contemplated writing a blog reflecting upon moving into a new year, and what this can mean to a person with a chronic illness. When reflecting upon what are rated became more and more obvious to me that moving into 2014 was something I was really struggling with. This year…Read more »