More than Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a wonderful technique. In therapeutic circles, it is very much in fashion, and an enormous amount of research has been done on it, showing that regular practise significantly reduces fatigue and depression, hypertension, stress and anxiety, the perception of pain, fear and anger; and that it also significantly increases a sense of [...]

Facing Your Fear

When we're ruled by our fear, everyday life can feel a bit like walking a tightrope over a bottomless pit. It's a hell of a balancing act. And it's absolutely exhausting; it takes up so much energy, so much mental focus. But often the advice we get given is to push through our fear. [...]

Uncomfortable to take care of yourself?

Are you good at looking after others, or at knowing what would be good for someone else? It's often so much easier than looking after yourself, isn't it? Taking time to be mindful, and to notice where you get stuck in being good to yourself, where it gets uncomfortable, can be an enlightening experience. And [...]