As we head towards the Winter Solstice and the nights draw in, this season offers us a very special time for reflection and meditation. Meditation is a process that is widely misunderstood and, like all self-initiating mind / body practices, needs to be experienced to be appreciated. Here are some reasons for trying… Why meditate? … Read more
As we come into late autumn and winter, it becomes even more important to nurture ourselves; to care for our body, mind, and soul. In doing so, we improve the quality of our lives, and the lives of those around us. We become better able to help ourselves and others. BODY We are moving into … Read more
Forest therapy is an evidence-based therapeutic practice that connects people to natural environments through gentle sensory based guided mindfulness exercises. It’s not the same as taking the dog out or identifying species, it’s about connecting to nature and moving into feeling compassion for the natural world. I facilitate a series of group and individual meditation … Read more
Mental health problems affect one in four of us according to Time to Change. In recent years, there has been a growing awareness about this issue with high profile individuals, such as Prince Harry, talking about it openly and various Mental Health Awareness days, weeks and months encouraging public discussions, such as the Time to … Read more
And so a New Year and a new decade begins.. For many people, the memory of the festivities of Christmas and the resolutions made on New Year’s Eve are already beginning to fade. If you feel the motivation behind your resolutions is decreasing, I hope you’ll hold on to just one goal this year.. to … Read more
When we are deep in the healing process we can feel alone and disconnected as we are going deeper and deeper into the void. We feel vulnerable and emotions are running high. It feels raw and painful as we bring things into awareness so we can heal bit by bit. We feel vulnerable as we … Read more
In our Fresh Air Friday sessions in June, we’ve been talking about our dreams and what is important to us in our lives. We’ve had some wide-ranging conversations and also experienced some very different weather during the month, it started cold and wet in Newbury and finished in glorious sunshine this weekend.