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 …

Seesion 1 of ‘mindfulness in difficult times’: body scan

This is the first in our six part course introducing you to different mindfulness techniques, session one introduces the body scan technique. This course is the perfect way to introduce yourself to mindfulness for the first time. Each session will have a video where Cathy teaches us about the technique and then two meditations that …

The present moment: a visual meditation

Have a look at this picture. What do you notice? What interests you? What do you find disconcerting?

This print is one of 14 based on drawings based on small, almost unnoticed natural forms; such as plants that people often call weeds. The humble, yet exquisite details of nature. Each image has a pair of gold leafed woodblock shapes in them. These are taken from the daily midday office in which the ‘glory be’ is sung with a different tune but the same words each day over a two week cycle. The woodblocks are in the shape of the notes and are placed in their different places on each print, in the same way that glory can be found differently in each moment of our lives. As Jorge Luis Borges says “There is no day without its moments of paradise”.