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Connecting to your circle of strength

“Open to the feeling of being supported as you go about your day; recognizing that you are not alone in the world, and that you have genuine support available to you at all times” W Dear Integral Meditators, Mindfulness in and with your relationships can be genuinely transformative.  This weeks article looks at one way […]

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Meditation images for new year renewal (Plus new Qi gong and Men’s group courses)

W Dear Integral Meditators, W Its the beginning of the new year, a good time to focus on possibilities, potential and our beginners mind! . The article below explores three simple images that we can use to do this using the power of images and the imagination. The first meditation of the year is the 2020 New year releasing […]

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Finding refuge from Time Oppression – Dropping out of time and into stillness

W “One point about dropping out of time and into stillness is that we can then return to our experience of time more enjoyably and effectively.” W Dear Integral Meditators, Were in the gap now between Christmas and the new year, the article below offers a few hints on how to use the in between space […]

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Strong back, soft front

W “By practicing a physically ‘strong back, soft front’ posture, we can get a feeling of what it is like to be inwardly strong and at the same time gentle on a psychological level.” W  Dear Toby, This weeks article looks considers how physical posture can invite psychological change, and how you can cultivate real […]

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Understanding the ergonomics of acceptance

W “How much more ’emotionally ergonomic’ could you be if you didn’t give your negative emotions the resistance that they need to become stronger?” Y Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article looks a bit closer at what mindful acceptance looks like, how it helps, and how you can start practicing. Reminder of the Full moon energy […]

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Allowing & Participating – Rethinking ‘being in control’

W “By mindfully combining allowing and participating we can control things better, without feeling the need to be so ‘in control” M  Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article offers a couple of practical thoughts on how to re-frame our idea of being in control in a way that means less stress and more effectiveness. This weeks Wednesday […]

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Sinking your centre of gravity

W “If you observe your body during the day, you may notice is that, if there are a number of things that trigger your stress levels in succession, then your centre of gravity rises higher. If you consciously lower your centre of gravity, this can help build greater resilience to that stress.” U Dear Integral […]

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Finding ledges on the steep climb

W “During the day I practice ‘returning to a ledge’ several times, creating a safe, appreciative space where I can look after myself and also feel that the steep climb of my life is do-able, and that it is all worth it!” S Dear Toby,This weeks article describes an image that I have been using […]

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Key Practices for building mindful resilience (Video and article)

W “Mindful resilience is the capacity to remain actively aware, creatively productive, constantly learning, happy and effective in life and at work, even when faced with pressure, stress, and tension from both within our mind and from our external environment.” W Dear Integral MeditatorsThis weeks article is one that I’ve published in conjunction with The […]

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Mindfully working with your physical heart

W “The principle healing agent with mindfulness is always conscious awareness itself. But there are other emotional and mental healing agents that naturally start to flow in as a result of the primary act of conscious attention.” a Dear Integral Meditators,This weeks article focuses on the physical heart as your object of mindful attention. Enjoy! In […]

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