In current times of pandemic when we are urged to practise social distancing (although we prefer a term “safe relating”, as suggested by Prof. Paul Gilbert) in order to keep each other safe and healthy, much of our work, personal development activities and personal relations have moved to the online space. Even if government rules permit in person gatherings of various sizes, many of us think twice before coming back to gyms, yoga studios or group meditation classes.Continue reading “What Is It Like Joining an Online Meditation Class?”
We had a lovely response from people in need of group meditation in these turbulent times. Therefore, we will continue to offer free open meditation evenings once a week, where everyone is welcome to join us online!Continue reading “Mindfulness and Compassion in Turbulent Times: Free Online Meetings Continue”
- Have you ever thought of taking a mindfulness course? Have you taken one a while ago and would like to refresh and support your practice?
- Would you like to bring more balance into your life, become less caught up in ups and downs?
- Would you like to learn to work more skillfully with the mind?
- Would you like to step out of the auto pilot and into the richness of life?
- Would you like to develop resources to respond to difficulty with kindness and compassion?
- Would you like to be part of a group supporting each other in exploration of our human experience?
If you have been feeling more stressed lately due to current state of the world, you are not alone. In turbulent times we often find our mind’s threat system activated, thoughts and emotions stirred up, and realise there is so much we cannot control. Mindfulness and compassion help activate our soothing system and support our wellbeing.Continue reading “Online Support Group: Mindfulness and Compassion in Turbulent Times”
“What would it be like if I could accept life – accept this moment – exactly as it is?”– Tara Brach
Change of seasons is always a good reminder of subtle impermanence of things. Observing the trees let go of their leaves we may learn something about ourselves – we also can let go. The flow of our human experience changes moment to moment. Thoughts, feelings, sensations come and go without the need to engage, and it takes no effort at all to simply be where we are.Continue reading “Autumn Mindfulness: Self-Acceptance and Letting Go”
April 26-28th 2018, Zagreb, Croatia. This was the first ENYSSP conference since the move from autumn to spring (actually the 14th), meaning it has been just half a year since the previous one in Bratislava.
In this series I will write down some of my experiences of the journey towards a more mindful self and the process of building the mindfulness habit with the support of training from Mindfulness Association. Continue reading “Diaries of a Mindfulness Practitioner: The Shape of Experience”
Why present time is so important and how to get our time-travelling minds to focus on the now? The goal of this exercise is to help you change your relationship with your thoughts and to practice remaining present.
Oftentimes we are so wired into our stressful routines that we don’t even notice how tense our bodies are. The goal of this exercise is to help you distinguish between the tense and relaxed state of muscles in your body and to gradually train your body to let go of the tension.