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Working with Thoughts

Working with Thoughts For the purpose of meditation, nothing is particularly worth thinking about: not our childhood, not our relationships, not the great novel we always wanted to write. This does not mean ...

The Self in Self-Help

Most human beings spend their lives battling with opposing inner forces: what they think they should do versus what they are doing; how they feel about themselves versus how they are; whether they ...

Training the Mind

Training the Mind Training involves not just one single method but many methods. It's like building a huge airplane. It takes so many pieces that all have to fit together to make it ...

Gaining Insight from Obstacles

Gaining Insight from Obstacles Using meditation or therapy to try to shut down parts of our experience is ultimately counterproductive. We do not have to be afraid of entering unfamiliar territory once we ...

The In-between State

The In-between State Anxiety, heartbreak, and tenderness mark the in-between state. It's the kind of place we usually want to avoid. The challenge is to stay in the middle rather than buy into ...

Harnessing Difficult Situations – mindfulness of the messiness of life

Harnessing Difficult Situations Your practice should be strengthened by the difficult situations you encounter, just as a bonfire in a strong wind is not blown out, but blazes even brighter. - Dilgo Khyentse ...

Forgiveness

I've been working with a few clients recently on the theme of forgiveness; it's of primary importance to establish a) that it'snot about condoning past behaviours of others, and b) that it's not ...

when to practice

People often question about when is the best time to practice, or for how often? Here's a good suggestion: Simple Practice It’s definitely the case that we can practice at any given moment. ...

Spacious Mind

Most of our suffering comes from habitual thinking. If we try to stop it out of aversion to thinking, we can’t; we just go on and on and on. So the important thing ...

The Haven of Meditation

The Haven of Meditation Meditation is a haven away from the ubiquitous world of self-improvement. It's not just that there's no such thing as 'bad' meditation, but there's no such thing as 'good' ...

Food Intolerances, The Real Deal

I regularly see people who are following a diet whereby one or more foods have been avoided or they are following a specific type of diet for a long period of time and ...

Changing Seasons Of Shiatsu

As the days gradually begin to get longer, your natural instincts turn towards increasing the energy in your life. After being indoors over the winter period your body and mind may be resisting ...

Nutritional Tips for a Healthy Holiday

Sun, sea and sand conjures up pictures of happy adults and children. Hopefully this will be the case for most people but occasionally someone may become poorly or suffer badly with insect bites, ...

Is Back Pain A Problem for You?

IS BACK PAIN A PROBLEM FOR YOU? DO YOU SUFFER FROM A STIFF NECK OR SHOULDERS? IS THERE STIFFNESS IN YOUR JOINTS CAUSING RESTRICTED MOVEMENT AND MOBILITY? IS REPETITIVE STRAIN INJURY A PROBLEM? ...

Quit Smoking with Hypnosis

All smokers know the reason why they should quit. Most people are already aware of the benefits to be gained from quitting the habit ; other wise would not have thought of doing ...