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Meditation and Psychology

Four Positions for Wrestling with your Dark Angels

Dear Integral Meditators, When you find yourself wrestling with difficult or challenging mind-states, what mindfulness practices can you actually ‘do’ that will make a difference? The article below investigates four practical ‘mindful positions’ that you can start working with. For those in Singapore, we will be exploring these positions in the Tuesday & Wednesdayevening classes, and doing related […]

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Wrestling with your Dark Angels

Dear Integral Meditators, What happens when your meditation practice becomes difficult or challenging due to your life circumstances, and how can you keep going? The article below explores this using the image of our having ‘Dark Angels’. Enjoy! For those in Singapore, a final reminder for the Integral meditation & mindful walking deep dive half day […]

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Leaping like a Tiger (Mindful of your Self-Concept)

Dear Integral Meditators, Is your idea of who you are helping you or hindering you in your life? The article below explores this question, and how you can start to apply it to your own expediences in a practical way! Quick reminder of the special offer on the 1:1 Mindfulness Coaching service; 10% off for any set of […]

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Mindful Gentleness & Kindness – Three Reflections

Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article explores gentleness as a theme. In particular ways in which I have been using mindfulness creatively to explore and integrate gentleness into my real-time experience. Wishing you all the very best for the upcoming new year celebrations, for those in Singapore, you can catch the 2018 New year releasing and […]

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Solve no problem (& leave no problem unsolved)

Dear Integral Meditators, How can you reduce your stress and anxiety at the same time as becoming more effective at solving your problems? The article below explores a practical mindful perspective on this… For those in Singapore, a final reminder of this Saturday morning’s workshop– The Six Qi Gong Healing sounds: Qi gong For Self-Healing and […]

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When receiving is giving and giving is receiving

Dear Integral Meditators, What would happen if you brought your mindful attention to the way in which you currently give & receive? The article below offers a practical way of exploring this. It also suggests a way of deriving sustainable happiness & pleasure from both receiving & giving. Toby When receiving is giving and giving […]

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The Gifts & wounds of Our Ancestors

Dear Integral Meditators, Happy Samhain & All Hallows eve (aka Haloween) everyone! Its a great time to sit down & do a bit of reflection on our genertic & spiritual ancestors. The article below offers a few pointers for gentle contemplation. Those in Singapore, if you fancy doing a meditation on the subject then do […]

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The art of developing a mindfully thick skin

Dear Integral Meditators, As you may know the expression ‘having a thick skin’ refers to being psychologically strong enough not to be hurt by the insults of others. The article below explores how we can develop a ‘mindfully thick skin’ & combine the benefits of being mentally strong with being emotionally sensitive and open. Enjoy! […]

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Asserting Positive Selfishness

Dear Integral Meditators, For most people the word ‘selfish’ has exclusively negative connotations. The article below explores the important idea of ‘positive selfishness’ & how using it mindfully is a really important life-skill! In the spirit of the journey, Toby Asserting Positive Selfishness What is positive selfishness? Positive selfishness is the recognition that you have […]

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Am I happier now than when I was a Buddhist Monk? (Repetition and inner growth)

Dear Integral Meditators, How much do you value your happiness? How much of it is in your hands, as opposed to fate? How much effort does it really take to become consistently happy in the way you ‘want’ to be? In the article below I share some of my own story and experience on this […]

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