Displaying posts categorized under

Meditation and Psychology

Mindfully dancing between doing and being (the four stages of engaged mindfulness)

Dear Integral Meditators, Mindfulness is a process that can be equally applied to dynamic action and contemplative reflection. The article below explores how you can combine active and passive forms of mindfulness into a four stage ‘engaged mindfulness’ practice. Wishing you all the very best for the upcoming Lunar new year of the Rooster! Toby […]

Share

Finding inner strength through softness

Dear Integral Meditators, I’ve had a couple of conversations this week with friends and clients about how much effort it is to meditate and still the mind. The article below explores how to work on stilling the mind with as little effort as possible, using the softness of the body. In the spirit of softness, […]

Share

The resilience of gentleness

Dear Integral Meditators, When you think about inner strength and resilience, what sort of qualities come to mind? This weeks article is one that I wrote at the beginning of 2015, observing how strength can be mindfully derived from cultivating a connection to gentleness. For those in Singapore, final call for Saturday afternoons workshop on Mindful Resilience […]

Share

Becoming mindfully unfocused

Dear Integral Meditators, It’s tough to keep focused these days, when there are seemingly so many things demanding our attention. In the article below I explain a method that I use for regenerating my mental energy and willpower when they are feeling a little run-down… In the spirit of soft focus, Toby Becoming mindfully unfocused […]

Share

The Yin & Yang of mindful thinking

Dear Integral Meditators, Managing your basic thinking processes is one of the most important life-skills that you can develop. The article below explores one simple mindfulness method that can really help! For those in Singapore, quick reminder of the Tuesday evening class starting on the 8th! In the spirit of the thought filled journey, Toby The […]

Share

Body-heart-mind scanning

Dear Integral Meditators, Is it possible to release physical, emotional and mental stress in a single practice? This weeks article is principally a description of a meditation technique for doing just that, and implicitly building a stronger, more resilient body-mind connection within yourself. Until the 26th I-awake technologies has a 50% sale on all their meditation […]

Share

Two types of choice-less awareness

Dear Integral meditators, This weeks article focuses on two different ways of being mindful of your choice-making process. As well as the article I have two free videos for you: This first is a short presentation on how to Quieten the Mind (scroll down the page) The second is a five minute mindfulness of the body […]

Share

Dualistic appearance – What you see, and what you think you see

Dear Integral Meditators, What you think you see and what you actually see are two separate things, often going on simultaneously. The article below explores how this happens in our life, why its important, and how we can start to work with it mindfully. In the spirit of clear vision, Toby Upcoming Courses at Integral […]

Share

Three ways of saving and building energy with mindfulness

Dear Integral Meditators, These days, with so many ways in which we feel our energy is under pressure from distraction, the pace of life and the task of ‘keeping up’ what can mindfulness offer to help? The article below explores this theme in a practical way… Last couple of days to catch the Special Offer for […]

Share

Just tea/solve no problem (Plus special coaching offer for September)

Dear Toby, How can drinking tea help us understand mindfulness? What would happen if you practiced the discipline of  ‘solving no problem’ regularly? These are the topics of the article below… For those in Singapore, a reminder of this coming Thursday’s Free book talk on Engaged Mindfulness at 7.30pm, all are most welcome! If you have been thinking […]

Share