Listen to a 10 minute guided visualisation meditation on the theme of connecting with nature
We all have mental health. We all have physical health. Both are important and both can be improved.
Recently I recorded a new 11 minutes guided meditation audio track which you can access here for free. The clear water meditation track seems to resonate with some people as a useful way of approaching mindfulness, clarity, meditation, and accepting that sometimes the mind is cloudy, sometimes it's clear, sometimes it's both. This is a … Continue reading Clear water meditation track
Occasionally when I'm talking to people the topic of meditation will crop up. Meditation and mindfulness are large topics and so I thought I'd try to break them down into manageable bits. If you want to explore more there are lots of resources I can point you to. What is meditation? I've started off with … Continue reading What is meditation?
I don't know about anyone else but sometimes you just get to the point when it all gets a bit too much. I was at that point at 4am this morning! My mind was whirring around, I was mentally drafting blog posts, wondering what do to about planned classes and events, worrying about friends and … Continue reading Feel the fear and find a better way to be
Recently I shared two kindness meditations during a wellbeing day, and have uploaded one of them as an audio track for you to enjoy. It was a real pleasure to contribute towards the successful 'Sharing the Love' day which a fellow yoga teacher Jill organised in November here in Dumfries, and which was a fundraiser … Continue reading Sharing kindness meditations
I've uploaded my second mindfulness of breath track for you to listen to for free, to help bring feelings of calm, relaxation and quietness to the mind and body. There's now a 1 minute track and a 3 minute track. Listen to them whenever you want*, maybe before going to bed, or if you wake … Continue reading Free mindfulness of breath tracks
I'm delighted to be offering two wellbeing workshops this autumn in Dumfries. Following positive feedback from the workshop on understanding chronic (persistent) pain, I'm going to be delivering this workshop again, but it'll be slightly longer at 3 hours to allow more time for the practical things. In addition, I'm going to be delivering a … Continue reading Wellbeing workshops on pain, stress and anxiety
Last weekend, on a local well-being day, I heard a quote about meditation which I'd never heard before, but which made instant sense. 'You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.' Wow, I thought. How come I'd never heard that before? It's a quote from Jon Kabat-Zinn, one of the most influential … Continue reading Surfing the waves of the mind
I recently participated in two workshops for therapists about understanding pain, particularly long-term (chronic) pain, and how to help people with such pain to improve their situation. The sessions were very intense with a huge amount of information and were led by a local therapist, Hedd Piper, who, although is a chiropractor by training, is … Continue reading Understanding persistent pain