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Four mindful questions, four times a year

B Dear Integral Meditators, Asking questions to yourself mindfully and reflectively, without hurrying, can be a very useful way of resetting your energy, and moving forward with greater clarity and purpose. The article below outlines four that I ask strategically during the year. In the spirit of thoughtful questions, Toby Four mindful questions, four times […]

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Compassionate listening

E ‘Stilling the mind opens a space for us to listen to our inner wisdom, which is always there, but often hidden by the noise’ Dear Toby, This weeks article is on how to mindfully listen a bit better, to ourselves and others. If you enjoy the article, then do have a look at the […]

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Self-acceptance – You are not the enemy!

z “Self-acceptance involves the ability to hold ourselves lightly and playfully…well-practised, self-acceptance leads to self-empowerment and enjoyment, not resignation!”  w  w Dear Toby The state of self-acceptance is a major asset to our wellbeing. The article below explores some pointers for beginning your own mindful exploration of self-acceptance. If you enjoy it, then it will […]

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Mindfully unhooking your mind

Dear Integral Meditators, Why not take a bit of time each day to ‘mindfully unhook’ yourself from the repeating thoughts and feelings that are tearing you up, and return your body, mind and heart to health and balance…the article below explains one way you can do this! A quick reminder of the  Stress-transformation coaching offer details below, and […]

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Mindful of: The next thing  

“You can’t control everything about what will happen in your life. However, you can control what you are going to focus on in the next hour or so, and you can spend that time doing what you have chosen with a substantial amount of control.” Basic mindfulness involves giving yourself a point to focus on in the […]

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Meditation for cultivating vitality – Three practices

Below are three simple ways in which you can build vital energy in your body through meditation. They can be practised individually or in combination. They have the general meditation benefit of calming and focusing the body-mind, with the addition of specifically promoting the build-up and flow of life-force through the body. Method 1 – […]

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Unstructured mindfulness – Turning and facing yourself

Dear  Integral Meditators, What might happen if you spent 5-10mins each day simply turning your attention within you and becoming more self-aware? The article below explores this question, and how you can start to engage in this form of ‘unstructured mindfulness’ practice. In the spirit of self-awareness, Toby Unstructured mindfulness – Turning and facing yourself […]

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Trusting Yourself (Your first Guardian Angel)

Dear  Integral Meditators, This Sunday I will be doing a workshop on your meditation with your Guardian Angels. Before you start thinking about how you relate to ‘spiritual guardians’, its really important to realize that your first personal guardian is yourself, your mind and your ‘inner signals’. The article below explores in a practical way […]

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Six aspects of mindful self-leadership – (Channeling your inner mountain-goat)

Dear  Integral Meditators, Setting your own pace and direction in life is a big key to personal fulfilment and esteem. In the article below I detail six aspects of self-leadership that I have found to be useful in terms of my own path. In the spirit of self-leadership, Toby     Six aspects of mindful […]

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Mindful of your moods, emotions and dispositions

Dear  Integral Meditators, In the the foreground or background of each moment you experience, there is a mood, emotion and ‘atmosphere’. The article below explores how to start working with these mindfully in your life. If you enjoy the article, then do consider coming down to this Saturday  mornings’ group coaching session, where we will be […]

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