Mindful Eating

Mindful Eating

Have you ever looked forward to a treat like an ice cream, but when you eat it you have other things on your mind? You look down and it’s gone – and you never really tasted it. You feel dissatisfied … and start you start looking for something else to...

Mindfulness for Better Sleep

Most approaches to sleep problems involve drugs and various techniques, but sleep is a natural process. The danger in trying really hard to get to sleep, is that you make it less likely to happen. And if you depend on techniques sleep can become less and less natural...

The Sleep Book: Review

The Sleep Book: How to Sleep Well Every Night by Dr Guy Meadows My rating: 4 of 5 stars I came to this book as a mindfulness teacher who sometimes works with people suffering insomnia, not as an insomniac myself (though I sometimes have trouble getting to sleep). So I...
Living With Change

Living With Change

Everything changes all the time. Here are some practices that can help us confront that and engage with it creatively

Mindfulness and Stress

Stress can mean many things: what you feel when you are in a busy job having to make important decisions quickly; a low-level tension that you carry round with you all the time; or an overwhelming sense that it’s all too much. Stress is a sign that we need to...
Bringing Mindfulness to Habits

Bringing Mindfulness to Habits

Many of our ways of coping with the challenges of daily life seem like a good idea, but they turn out to be unhelpful. What happens when mindfulness meets multitasking, rushing, tensing, keeping up and keeping going?   1.     Multi-tasking Time is precious, so it...
Mindfulness for Offenders With Probation Wales

Mindfulness for Offenders With Probation Wales

In September 2013 Vishvapani led a mindfulness course at Mandeville House Probation Hostel with serious violent and sexual offenders. It was an experiment: so far as we know this was the first time a probation service has run a course like this and Probation Wales...

How Mindfulness Helps: Adele’s Story

Adele took a course with Mindfulness in Action in 2012. In the course of a presentation at the Senedd (the Welsh Parliament) on how mindfulness can be used in the public sector, she gave described how mindfulness has helped her work with depression, social anxiety and other challenges in her life