Session 3 of ‘mindfulness in difficult times’: grounded

This is session 3 of a 6 part introductory course to mindfulness techniques, which is about calming, soothing and helping us become more grounded. In this session accredited mindfulness teacher Cathy takes us through some more primal movement, helping to ground us in the present moment. She shares teaching and then offers some meditation to […]

Meditation for peace and justice

The next in our series of guided meditations, this one focuses on peace and justice. I was going to create a meditation only about peace but I soon realised the relationship with justice is so siginificant it had to be about both. There is a stilling exercise to begin then I gently explore the co-dependent […]

Session 2 of ‘mindfulness in a difficult time’: gentle movement

This is session 2 of a 6 part introductory course to mindfulness techniques, which is about movement, stretching and breathing. It is taught by the wonderful Cathy Ward a mindfulness teacher and massage therapist. Cathy has created this for everyone, whether you have tried mindfulness before or not. Cathy’s teaching style is gentle as this […]

Where the heart is: a visual meditation

“Heart is where home is” Nancy Horseman When you look at the first image what do you see? What does it make you think about? This picture shows a piece called ‘Stay’ which I made several years ago about the refugee situation. The little houses each have one of the (often random) categories that allow […]

No going back: a visual meditation

I wonder what you see when you look at the first image: butterfly ghosts perhaps, disappearing into the night. This picture was made by two adults with a disability whom I work with (‘artmakers’); Nat painted the background and Lucy printed the butterflies. The second image is by Amy, also an artmaker. This last two […]

I can’t breathe: a visual meditation on privilege

The first image is called the mandylion. The story of the mandylion is that the image of Christ was transferred onto a towel, which he had used to wash and dry his face, and became the source of healing for the king of Edessa, who had asked Jesus to visit and cure him of leprosy. […]

Consider the birds: a visual meditation

Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them  (Matthew 6v26) This picture is one of several designs I made based on the flight of the swallow. These were made into stencils, which different community groups across Bradford used to print […]

Meditation for Activists

A guided meditation for activists, helping them find moments of peace and quiet. Times of rest and reflection keep you energised and make sure you don’t burn out. There is a stilling exercise, a couple of readings and lots of time for quieting your mind. https://soundcloud.com/leedsmethodistmission/meditation-for-activists Photo by Max van den Oetelaar on Unsplash Music […]