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 […]

Hope for Hearts

“always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres” (1 Corinthians 13) I wonder how the first image affects you: which square are you drawn to? What do you think it says? This piece, one of my earlier works, is currently on show in a local atrium, and so visible to the general public. I was […]

Walking the labyrinth

 Labyrinths have been found on every continent from long ago. For ancient people they were ways of connecting their inner, spiritual and emotional world with the outer, physical and social world.  In Medieval times labyrinths were laid in churches and cathedrals – the most famous example is at Chartres Cathedral in France (see front cover).  […]