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”
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”
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.