Embrace Mindful Eating at Christmas for a Nourishing and Joyful Holiday

This post encourages integrating mindful eating into Christmas celebrations. Mindful eating enhances enjoyment, digestion, portion control, emotional regulation, and incites gratitude. Techniques include setting intentions, engaging senses, practicing portion control, expressing gratitude, and tuning into hunger and fullness cues. The goal is to experience the holiday's joy without compromising well-being, emphasizing savoring every moment and making conscious healthful choices.

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Mindful Eating for Weight Management

Mindful Eating is a remarkable way of bringing joy into our lives, while at the same time supporting our physical and emotional wellbeing, helping to transform our relationship with food and with our bodies. In this extended blog article, first published in the Breathing Space journal for Mindfulness Teachers and Therapists, Tony O'Shea-Poon talks about the need for mindful eating, its origins and some of the benefits it has brought to him and clients he has worked with. He also shares some of the mindful eating stages and skills that he teaches clients in his Mindful Eating 6-Step Programme.

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Feel Connected with Nature for your Mental Health

Did you know that Mental Health Awareness Week took place from 10th to 16th May? For many people, the week will have passed them by, even though good mental health is vital to all of us. Mental Health Awareness Week is an important reminder for us to take care of our mental health and to watch out for the mental health of our colleagues, family and friends. But doing this isn't just for 1 week in the year - we need to do it all the time!

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Mindfulness at Work – 5 Top Tips

In recent years, employers of all shapes and sizes have recognised the benefits of looking after their teams mental health and promoting wellbeing at work, helping employees to manage stress levels, stay focused and increase cooperation and workplace loyalty. Mindfulness at work, in particular has become an increasingly popular choice for employers committed to supporting staff to develop resilience in response to workplace stressors.

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