Practising Compassion at Mindful Therapies

Each month at Mindful Therapies we focus on one of the nine foundational attitudes of mindfulness, as described by Jon Kabat-Zinn. These are attitudes we can bring both to our mindfulness practice and to our everyday lives. The nine attitudes are: Beginners Mind Non-Judgement Gratitude Acceptance Letting Go Generosity Patience Trust Of course, there [...]

By |2019-11-06T21:51:38+00:00October 24th, 2019|attitude, Compasion|0 Comments

Am I doing it right?

Am I doing it right? This week at Mindful Therapies we ran a meditation workshop called ‘Am I doing it right?’ This was an opportunity for people with some experience of meditation to discuss their practice with others. Although we meditate in a group, the practice of meditation is quite a solitary experience, in [...]

By |2019-09-23T15:35:31+00:00September 23rd, 2019|attitude, Meditation, Mindfulness|0 Comments

The Problem with Gratitude by the Happy Squirrel

The Problem with Gratitude Here at Mindful Therapies our attitude of the month for March is gratitude. We have had a lot to say over the years about the importance and benefits of gratitude: Gratitude: antidote to New Years Resolutions ; Gratitude in the workplace ; Gratitude in relationships ; Deepening practice and more. This [...]

9 mindful attitudes in relationships | 4. Acceptance

Acceptance In Relationships   This series of blog posts focuses on some of my reflections on the nine foundational attitudes of mindfulness and how they relate to interpersonal relationships. This week is an exploration of acceptance. Accepting difference Acceptance is a huge topic and one that is often misunderstood, particularly within relationships. Within relationships [...]

By |2018-07-19T09:23:18+00:00July 17th, 2018|acceptance, attitude, Meditation, Mindfulness, relationships|0 Comments

9 mindful attitudes in relationships | 2. Non-judgement

Non-Judgement In Relationships   This series of blog posts focuses on some of my reflections on the nine foundational attitudes of mindfulness and how they relate to interpersonal relationships. This week is an exploration of non-judgement. As human beings we judge all the time. However, when we feel judged by others it can feel [...]

By |2018-06-26T12:36:43+00:00June 26th, 2018|attitude, Mindfulness, relationships|0 Comments

9 mindful attitudes in relationships | 1. Beginners Mind

Beginners mind in relationships This series of blog posts focuses on some of my reflections on the nine foundational attitudes of mindfulness and how they relate to interpersonal relationships. This week is an exploration of beginner’s mind. The longer we know somebody, often the less we pay attention. Instead, we rely on our assumptions [...]

By |2018-06-01T09:20:07+00:00June 1st, 2018|attitude, Mindfulness, relationships|0 Comments

9 Attitudes of mindfulness | Deepening practice | Patience

Patience Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.” ~ Saadi Remind yourself that there is no need to be impatient with yourself because you find the mind judging all the time or because you are tense or agitated or frightened, or because you have been practicing mindfulness for some time and [...]

By |2017-10-12T20:32:12+00:00May 23rd, 2017|attitude, Meditation, Mindfulness, Uncategorized, wellbeing|0 Comments

9 Attitudes of mindfulness | Deepening practice | Generosity

Generosity Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.” — Simone Weil True generosity also requires non-attachment to outcome. We give freely, without conditions on how gifts are used or whether something is received in return. This sort of giving has nothing to do with I, me or mine – it is free [...]

By |2017-10-12T20:32:12+00:00May 16th, 2017|attitude, kindness, Meditation, Mindfulness, wellbeing|0 Comments

9 Attitudes of mindfulness | Deepening practice | Gratitude

Gratitude “Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” ― Eckhart Tolle Gratitude is a way to protect your mind from constantly complaining and finding the negative in things. To enjoy the present moment with a sense of reverence and humility. By slowing down and bringing [...]

By |2017-10-12T20:32:13+00:00May 9th, 2017|attitude, Gratitude, Meditation, Mindfulness, Uncategorized|0 Comments