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!
I am very happy to once again offer the community a free drop-in each month during 2021. No prior experience is needed to join the drop-in. It is equally suitable for experienced practitioners and complete beginners!
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.