Of all the psychological pain points people approach me with, monkey mind – or mind chatter is number one in the frequency tables. With my strategy for busy minded people, these cognitions and subsequent behaviours can settle down to the previously held balance and harmony.
From the very first moment we wake – to that very last moment at night – we are available, or at least our minds are, to those intrusive thoughts and ruminations, past and present… but rarely are we appreciating the only place that truly matters – the here and now – this second… in present moment awareness.
Mindfulness is one of the easiest models, of behaviour to adopt, being useful both inside therapy sessions and helpfully, in your life generally. When you are living life, as we often do, on autopilot – moving from one task to the next, without any great thought (mindlessly), we start to preempt our next task, meeting, meal or whatever. [Read more…]
We thank our guest Kurtis Wilcox for sharing these great tips with us.
Restoring energy inspires a more positive outlook on life, which is no fun for those who are over-worked and suffering from constant stress. This article will help provide easy, gentle, and effective ways to relax and recharge after work for better sleep, brighter mornings and a bigger smile. [Read more…]
Another insightful piece by yoga teacher, Manmohan Singh introducing us to the use of Ayurveda and the benefits that can be gained from this treatment and its practices.
Ayurveda is an approach based on the consciousness of the human mind and body. Ayur means ‘life’ and veda means ‘science’. Ayurveda teaches us a way of life to have a healthy body and mind. According to Ayurveda, a healthy mind leads to a healthy body and vice versa as they are connected. Treatments are given through natural therapies and lifestyle interventions. [Read more…]
In today’s uncertain world we often find ourselves off-kilter, emotionally. We may recognise these times by way of our increased judgemental (negative) thoughts, our feelings (anger, anxiety), and our behaviours, (rage, intolerance, substance abuse, and more).
So, what’s to do? [Read more…]
A happy New Year to all my readers, connections, supporters, and not least, clients past – present and future. Of the two hundred and fifty blog posts I’ve published, over the past four years, I thought as we hurtle towards 2016 I would share a reminder of the diversity of some of those from 2015. [Read more…]
Please welcome Maggie Stanley as she shares her experiences living with the effects of chronic illness and pain, and learn how she now helps others – as a positive bi-product. Maggie has been a therapist and trainer for over 22 years and owns Pace for Living. She lives in Somerset with her husband and two dogs. Maggie has a passion to help people gain their inner peace and calm. She believes that there are different ways to find the path to our inner peace and calm. The past 22 years of learning and teaching has given Maggie the skills and experience to guide people to find what path to take to find calmness and peace within.
Jo Gifford introduces this series ‘Living with Chronic Pain’ with her own inspirational account of how she lives with her unique challenges – whilst working as a mum – and a creative entrepreneur living with long-term pain. [Read more…]