There are many advocates and critics of mindfulness alike that claim that the practice today has been severed from its Buddhist roots, losing its ethics and deeper wisdom in the process. But, what if ethics and wisdom are so intrinsic to contemporary mindfulness that they can’t be separated?
In this blog, therapist and mindfulness teacher Tony O’Shea-Poon talks about the physiology of gratitude (what happens in our brains and bodies when we feel gratitude), the benefits of gratitude and how we might express gratitude so that it starts to become our normal state.
Every month, we get together at the Quaker Centre, Milton Keynes to practice mindfulness meditation in a tranquil and peaceful setting. Numbers are only limited by the space available.
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.
Today is World Mental Health Day and we want everyone to talk about their thoughts and emotions all day - there are many people all around us who are prepared to listen.
This is the transcript of a talk given by mindfulness teacher, Tony O'Shea-Poon of Mindful Me, at the Milton Keynes Vegan Festival 2019, on the topic of Mindful Activism. Some variation will have occurred in the spoken delivery.
Mindfulness is helpful in all kinds of activism because it is a state of awareness that can help us to be really effective in understanding what needs to change and in taking the most helpful action in every moment.
Editor in Chief, Barry Boyce of Mindful magazine has reviewed the standout books shared in the magazine during 2018.
Mindful Me is planning a very special countryside meditation retreat for a weekend in October 2019
The research shows that mindfulness and meditation are broad concepts, and suggests that they should be differentiated more. It really matters what type of mental practice you engage in. Different types of mental training elicit changes in very different domains of functioning, such as attention, compassion, and higher-level cognitive abilities.