Connection at Christmas (Part 2) | Connecting this Christmas

Connecting this Christmas. Our theme of the month for December is connection. Last year, the ‘Connection at Christmas’ post told the story of my mum and the Liverpool shoebox appeal. Last year my mum, Sandra, and the school where she worked helped to collect 95 shoeboxes filled with goodies to send to children in [...]

By |2019-12-02T15:47:04+00:00December 2nd, 2019|Christmas, connection, festivals, Generosity, kindness, Uncategorized|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 | 6. Letting go

Letting Go 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 letting go. Letting go When we practise letting go, we allow both the pleasant and the unpleasant to [...]

By |2018-08-20T13:05:35+00:00August 27th, 2018|letting go, Meditation, Mindfulness, relationships, Uncategorized|0 Comments

9 mindful attitudes in relationships | 5. Non-striving

Non-Striving 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-striving. Non-striving Non-striving is a reminder that when we try too hard we often create tension and our focus [...]

By |2018-08-20T12:14:53+00:00August 20th, 2018|Mindfulness, non-striving, relationships, Uncategorized, wellbeing|0 Comments

Helen – My mindfulness journey

My mindfulness journey.  I’ve taken a while to decide where to start this story.  Breaking with tradition I’m beginning in the middle when I went along to an introduction to meditation at Newcastle Buddhist Centre in 2001.  I’d just broken up with my partner and had moved back to Tyneside.  I was ready for [...]

9 Attitudes of Mindfulness | Deepening practice | Trust

Trust The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them. ― Ernest Hemingway Honour your own feelings and intuition without discounting them or writing them off because some authority or some group of people think or say differently. Practice taking responsibility for being yourself and learn to listen [...]

By |2018-04-09T09:53:16+00:00April 5th, 2018|kindness, Meditation, Mindfulness, Uncategorized|0 Comments