Wonder

“Wonder is a sense of awe or astonishment. It can come to us at the most unexpected of times, this morning I was by the river  as the snow fell around me and I felt a sense of wonder for its beauty and its bitter chill….In this time that is dark and cold physically and …

Beginners mind: mindfulness pillar 3

A podcast introducing us to the pillars of mindfulness. This is the third pillar which is Beginners Mind, Tim of Blackbird Mindfulness encourages us to stay open to wonder and opportunities. These podcasts give each of us the chance to try something new or advance and develop our mindfulness practice. https://soundcloud.com/leedsmethodistmission/beginners-mind To start from the …

Non-judging: mindfulness pillar 2

Tim of Blackbird Mindfulness takes us through the second attitude to foster in mindfulness of ‘non-judging’. This series of podcasts on the pillars of mindfulness gives us a chance to try mindfulness for the first time or to learn more about it if you have tried it before. This month Tim encourages us to notice …

Patience: mindfulness pillar 1

Over the next few months we are releasing a series of podcasts introducing the pillars of mindfulness. This month the pillar Tim, of Blackbird Mindfulness, is sharing is patience. In mindfulness patience is a form of wisdom and certainly a virtue. Tim shares the value of giving ourselves time, having a patient attitude and staying …

Reflection for the second lockdown

Struggling with the second lockdown? Take 10 minutes to listen to this gentle reflection about this challening time for all. We invite you to reflect on what your coping strategies will be. For many reflection, meditation and mindfulness have proved vital for coping in these difficult times. For a full list of our guided meditations …

Pillars of mindfulness

At LMM we want to provide resources that help you find moments of quiet and reflection in this busy world. We are working with Tim Moore from Blackbird Mindfulness on a series of podcasts that take us through the pillars of mindfulness. The pillars are the basic principles that will set us all in good …

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 …

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 …

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 …