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mind body connection

Working mindfully with anger – Four positions

“Anger is essentially like fire. Fire gives light and heat. If you can use it wisely its very useful. If you can’t control it however, anger, like fire can be incredibly destructive.” Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article explores anger, its causes and how to re-work your reactive anger through self-awareness. I hope you enjoy […]

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Meditating on time

“There is much value in focusing on being present (as we are often so un-present!). Ideally however, our meditation should include developing our skills in experiencing the past and the future as well” Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article is a simple meditation practice to help you master your experience of time, I hope you […]

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Finding your somatic & psychological balance

“Balancing thoughts and emotions can be tricky, as they are so fast moving and changeable. The best place to start building stable balance is in the body. If you can create the feeling of balance in the body, then you can use it as the basis of resilient psychological balance.” Dear Integral Meditators, The article below […]

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Meditation – The state of things

“As meditators we are trying to develop our capacity to shift from one state of mind to another consciously and deliberately, and be able to do so at will.” Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article looks at a fundamental way of understanding meditation, and how you can start applying it to your own practice. I […]

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Freedom from inner intimidation – Sitting down to tea with your stress

“If you can sit down with your most awkward, uncomfortable, fearful inner experiences, then it is almost like nothing else can really intimidate you. If you tame your inner monsters, the outer monsters change too!” Dear <<First Name>>, This weeks article explores how you can start to find freedom from the things on the inside […]

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Messiness, unlabelling, unknowing

“Drop the labels that most affect your peace of mind and effectiveness in life. Learn how you can change your experience in real time around real issues using unlabelling.” Dear Toby, This weeks article explores how you can change your experience by becoming aware of and dropping your labels. Enjoy! I will be doing the Sunday […]

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Meditations on the dance of gentleness and courage

Dear Integral Meditators, “Sometimes we long for strength, but sometimes the very way in which we conceive that strength gets in the way of our finding it. How might it be if we tried to express the courage of gentleness sometimes in our life rather than ‘hard’ strength that is brittle and inflexible?” Meditations on […]

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Matching your expectation with reality (the sleeping or waking baby)

“How can I align my expectations and my reality in this situation?” Dear Toby, There are plenty of ways of building your inner peace and resilience, the article below explores one that I’ve found to be very important over the years! You can also watch my short video on the subect here. Heads up for the Mindful […]

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Five aspects of high-performance mindfulness

“Committing to being self-aware, and really knowing and understanding how you function is a primary skill” Dear Integral Meditators, This weeks article offers a few thoughts on mindfulness and sustainable high performance. I’ve a course on this coming up (no date set yet), if you are interested, then feel free to let me know! In the spirit of […]

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Meditating like a baby – Six breathing meditations

“Consciously make your breathing as soft, even and harmonious as you can, and your mind will settle more quickly in meditation” Dear Integral Meditators, Everyone knows that breathing is an important part of meditation, and there are many ways to do it. The article below explores six different techniques you can try, as well as how to […]

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