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Welcome to this site dedicated to communicating ideas, providing support, and notifying readers of workshops, retreats, and resources; related to mindfulness practice and psychological strategies.

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A general principle for practicing mindfulness can involve 3-steps all beginning with A:

  • Awareness of self and surroundings

  • Acceptance of being in the here and now

  • Alertness to the moment

You can begin to practice mindfulness by applying these steps to a new activity that you have engaged in.

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Mindfulness has its roots in Eastern Philosophies. It is a state of mind focussed on the present rather than being focussed on the past or the future. To be mindful involves noticing ... noticing what thoughts and feelings come up whilst delaying judgments about them... being firstly aware of what is happening within you and around you. 

In this modern world of screen technology, many of us have lost touch with our inner being and our environment. Whilst accepting that we live in this age, we still need to be alert to our breathing, our movements, our decisions, our immediate pathway... 

"Mindfulness in Practice" is a designed to provide... professionals, helpers, carers, workers and anyone out there willing to give it a go; with experiences, individually and in groups, to practice a more mindful day to day lifestyle. Join me sometime on this journey...

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"Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you have chosen it."

- Eckhart Tolle,  A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

 

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Exercise One:

Notice this log. Be aware of thoughts and feelings that come up on looking at it?
Be ready to accept that these thoughts and feelings exist in your mind. You can choose to let these thoughts and feelings drift by and continue with the exercise...
Remain focused on the log and look around it - take in the details remaining alert.
You may now see things that you didn't notice when you first looked, e.g. the small green plant with a yellow flower growing in the shadow, the grainy cracks in the log itself or that the log is nestled within a sand dune.
You have now just practiced mindfulness! More Exercises can be accessed by clicking on the link here >>> Exercises