Where to live in our mind. Past, Present… or the Future? Of course the reality is we can only really exist and live in this moment! Everything else from the past is no longer a fact, the future is created by each moment at this time, so past and future ruminations are simply thoughts – and as we know we are not our thoughts.
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.
Work… is stressful, home… is stressful, relationships… are stressful, LIFE… can be stressful! It’s inevitable these days, right?
NO, no, no!
When we reach a certain age, the power of our words can be understood, or at least we assume so! Kids often use harsh words, teasing and challenging, yet they barely (at least from a conscious level) understand fully, the power of those words. [Read more…]
Whilst I would prefer to live, I am fully alive (pardon the pun) to the fact I will die! Many clients I meet with demonstrate fear, almost phobic in intensity, at the thought of their demise. Yet, they can feel relieved about what those thoughts might mean – when explored further. [Read more…]
I can’t get no… satisfaction.
What a great song from the Rolling Stones, and how apt for this blog! We spend much of our existence wanting for things to be different, waiting for that next thing. In fact, being anywhere but the only place we can ever really live our life, here and now, in this moment. So how does this manifest, and what does it mean for us?
Labels, labels, labels… If we must describe what I may be, then I am quite possibly something of each of the three labels within the title. [Read more…]
Following the acid test of providing free of charge over 500 downloads of the ‘rough’ copy compilation of blogs attributed to my website, I decided it might be reasonable to have a version of the most popular blogs formatted, tidied up, re-edited, proofed and made available across all major e-readers at Smashwords. [Read more…]
This is a wonderful therapy model bringing together the power of Mindfulness, integrated with the more widely recognised principles of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
Having recently completed a level five diploma in CBT – and having been a practitioner of mindfulness for some years offering both to appropriate clients in my private practice, MiCBT appears to be a collaboration of some significance for those wishing to embrace them together, whether as a therapist or recipient.
One of our greatest national pastimes reported to me by clients when booking an appointment, or in the therapy room, is ‘mind-chatter’, also known as ‘monkey-mind’.
When a busy mind consists of ruminations that have little basis on reality, and are left unchecked, we miss out on life here and now, the only place we can ever really be! [Read more…]