Reflection for concentration

Here is our latest guided meditation which is all about focus and concentration. Take 10 minutes to really be present in this moment, listen to some reflections and take some quiet time for yourself. This time of real focus using this recorded meditation will help your concentration in other areas of life. If you are […]

Using a labyrinth for meditation

Meditation is a common practice around the world, you probably think of it as sitting and doing very little. However it can take many forms depending what is most useful to you. The labyrinth is an ancient idea where using a shape like the one below you move into the centre following the single path […]

Creative problem solving

We all have times where we have to make big decisions or have a problem to solve, perhaps you have one you are thinking about at the moment? A labyrinth is an ancient practice that is used for meditation but can also be used for decision making. The first step is to draw a simple […]

Sink or Swim

“keep up your courage” (Acts 27) This painting by Rembrandt depicts Christ in the storm: a story in which the disciples and Jesus are out on the lake and a storm blows up. Jesus is fast asleep in the boat, and the disciples wake him, asking “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”. Who are […]

Session 6 of ‘Mindfulness in difficult time’: post exercise

This is the sixth and final session of our mindfulness course ‘Mindfulness in difficult times’. The theme of this session is contrast, the contrast between movement and stillness post exercise but also other areas of contrast in our lives. We focus on our body, our heartbeat and our breath. In each session of this course […]

The Weight of Liberty

“To venture on wider seas” (Sir Francis Drake) Take a look at the first image. What do you see? This picture is called The Mystical Boat by Odilon Redon. Where are you in that boat? Are you sailing the seas? Heading into a storm? Enjoying the sea breeze? Can you operate the rudder or does […]

Mindfulness in difficult times: a free course

Welcome to our free mindfulness course, mindfulness in difficult times. This course aims to help you become more present in the moment, more focused and if you choose to it could be the beginning for a regular mindfulness practice. It takes you through 6 key mindfulness techniques over 6 sessions. Accredited mindfulness teacher Cathy Ward […]

Session 5 of ‘Mindfulness in difficult times’: circles

This is session 5 of 6 of our introduction to mindfulness, made especially for difficult times, just like now. Accredited mindfulness teacher Cathy takes us through some key mindfulness techniques. In each session there is some teaching on youtube and then two meditations to try some mindfulness yourself at home. In this session Cathy takes […]