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 | 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 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

Photography and Mindfulness

When I met my photographer husband, Chris, I noticed the way that he looks at the world is different to the way I do. He has a skill in seeing beauty in places that many of us don’t even notice. As a result, we have had many conversations about mindfulness and photography. This week he [...]

By |2017-10-12T20:32:16+00:00July 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Laughing Together

This is a group poem written by participants at a recent 8-week mindfulness course in North Tyneside. The group were given three questions as prompts ‘mindfulness is…’, ‘happiness is…’ and ‘awareness is…’  The responses from all participants were then combined to create a unique, collaborative poem. This is the result: Laughing Together  Breathe, calm, Pleasure [...]

By |2017-10-12T20:32:18+00:00March 21st, 2016|Happiness, Mindfulness, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mindfulness of the senses

The Senses We experience the world in two main ways – through our minds and through our senses. When we experience the world through the mind we are often stuck in fantasy, or we are stuck in memories about the past or worries about the future. When we experience the world through our senses we [...]

By |2017-10-12T20:32:19+00:00February 15th, 2016|Mental Health, Mindfulness, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dukkha: embracing trauma; embracing happiness Part two

Culturally, we are told that we can buy happiness. When we think of happiness and the causes of happiness, what do we instantly think of? Do we think about having a new car, new partner, fantastic sex life, fulfilling career, perfect body? However, these things don’t last, nor does the happiness derived from them. As [...]

By |2016-03-07T16:41:31+00:00February 16th, 2015|Mindfulness|0 Comments
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