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Meditation and Psychology

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

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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Choosing to be on Your Own Side

W ‘Are you for yourself or against yourself?’   N Dear Integrral Meditators, Of the articles I have written, this is one of  my favourites. I’ll be basing the Wednesday evening class upon it this week, if can’t make it physically then you can get the recording  for the same price as the live class. Then this Saturday 4-5.30pm there […]

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Letting your inner landscape come alive

C “When you turn and face the inner landscape of your mind, you start to see things about your inner self that are interesting and magical, and that unless you sat still and watched, you would never be aware of” C Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article invites you to see your inner world as […]

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Balancing your knowledge with wisdom (letting go)

K “Knowledge is learning something every day, wisdom is letting go of something every day” – Zen Proverb Dear Integral Meditators,This weeks article explores how we can balace our accumulation of knowledge with the wisdom of letting go. Enjoy! Full details of all sessions in September are beneath the article. In the spirit of  wisdom, […]

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From coping to thriving: The path of conscious manhood

W Dear Toby, What is it going to take for men to thrive in their maleness in toady’s world? The article below some practical reflections on this! I’ll be starting a session series exclusively for men next week:  The Men’s Group – The path of conscious manhood. Its a course to give men the mindful tools to […]

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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. If you enjoy the article, you can join me in working with […]

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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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