A key cause of stress is our thinking. We are often caught up in thoughts of the future and what may happen, or thoughts of the past and what did or didn’t happen. The way out of the stress loop is into the present, to the current reality and the wisdom available when we are calm and centred.

Mindful practices offer us a chance to drop out of the busy-ness of thought, to calm the body and the nervous system and connect to a deeper place in our being.

Using the breath to focus, we centre our attention in the body. We become centred.

I’ve recorded an intro to mindfulness practice and its benefits then there are a range of practices you can use to build your mindfulness muscle. Have a listen and start to sink in.

Intro to mindfulness audio

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Back to self

As we enter autumn, with its back to school / fresh start feels, it’s a great time to pause. Before we start the new season it’s powerful to ground and regroup: to reflect on where you are, how summer has been for you and get intentional about the remainder of the year. This session takes about an hour and includes a deep mindfulness practice to get you out of the busy thoughts and into the wisdom of your body, once your nervous system is calmer and your more connected there are some journalling prompts, ending with some gentle planning. This is about connecting you to self, listening to your inner voice and making mindful choices from here. I invite you to create space to come and sit with me in this session! I hope you enjoy it.

Connect to your heart

I created this practise in response to ongoing work to break down systems of oppression and very specifically the events of the last week that have intensified that work for some and introduced it to others for the first time. I offer it to you where ever you are in this journey but particularly for those in need of rest. I wrote some words on it here.

Rest, feel what wants to be felt, clear, release and find strength in your heart

Sunday evening check in

Connect to yourself and release any energy you no longer need

Simple mindful breathing practice

Learn to losen the grip of thought and drop into the body through your breath
6 minute mindful breathing practice

Energy clearing practice

Using the breath to move stuck energy and create a flow in your being
20 minutue energy clearing practice

Inner guidance practice

A meditation to connect you with your inner voice and hear the guidance from within.
20 minute inner guidance practice

Connect to your place in nature meditation

A guided meditation to connect you with a favourite spot in the natural world. It’s recommended to do the breathing technique first before dropping in.
Connect to your place in nature

Future self visualisation

A guided visualisation to connect you with a vision for your life.
Your happy most-fulfilling life.

Meditation for sleep

Play as you lie down for sleep and hopefully you won’t make it to the end as you fall into deep sleep

Mindful practice

10 minute practice

Mindfulness practice 2

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