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Ten essential mindfulness practices

Dear Integral Meditators, Mindfulness is, in essence the art of attention training. Looked at this way there are many, many ways of paying attention, and so there are a huge variety of mindfulness practices. The list below lists ten ‘mindful domains’, each of which play an important part in a truly integral mindfulness practice. If […]

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Mindful of: Your tone of voice 

M Dear Integral Meditators, So much of our life is spent communicating, it’s definitely worthwhile investing out time, attention and intelligence to ´craft’ your messages and their tones wisely and benevolently. This weeks article explores some practical ways of doing this! Final reminder of this Saturdays  Practical introduction to Qi gong workshop, 9.30am-1pm, Tuesday meditation classes re-start next […]

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Mindful with your handphone – Four ways

B Dear Integral Meditators, If you can be mindful with your handphone, then for most people that means a lot of time each day being mindful! The article below explores how… In the spirit of being mindful with your mobile, Toby PS: Last Wednesday evening class this evening until August, on the subject of How to drop your […]

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Mindful of your intensity level

E “By being mindful of our intensity level we can avoid burning out thought long term over-exertion, and also avoid unnecessary under-productivity. It’s an easy way to avoid extremes and hit your ‘sweet spot’ in terms of both quality of life and productivity!” Dear Integral Meditators, What is your habitual ‘speed and intensity level’? This […]

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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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Mindful thinking: 15% less, 15% better

P “One of the basic principles of integral mindfulness is to emphasize quality over quantity, with the recognition that, if you slow down enough to do things properly, the actual quantity of things that you get done is often more.” Dear Integral Meditators, I’ve been going through a busy time at work and with a […]

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Lazy compassion (compassion & care through awareness)

t “If you want to develop your compassion and caring, one of the best places to begin is by improving the quality of your attention” Dear Integral Meditators,This week’s article focuses on a simple, profound technique for developing compassion in a way that doesn’t require a lot of effort! The Tuesday and Wednesday evening meditation classes will be on […]

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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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Mindful use of willpower (And stress-transformation coaching offer)

Dear Integral Meditators, Willpower is an important domain to be mindful of because the way in which we use or abuse it in our life has a major influence on both the quality and the quantity of what we experience and achieve. The article below considers how we can start making better use of our […]

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A picture speaks a thousand words

p “As the saying goes, ‘a picture speaks a thousand words’. If you can find an image that speaks to you personally about the positive mind-state that you are looking to generate, then you can use it as your object of meditation.”   Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article looks at the use of images […]

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