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A Mindful Walk With Angie Ward

Angie Ward, one of our mindfulness teachers tells us how she is going to put into practice today on National Stress Awareness Day the thoughts and ideas from Rick Hansons practice “Taking In The Good” Angie told us..”I am going to look around and focus on something I find pleasant today, for me it’s a […]

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“Taking In The Good” by Rick Hanson

 As it’s National Stress Awareness Day today we want to invite  people to do a short Mindfulness practice called “Taking in the Good by Rick Hanson  the Neuroscientist. We encourage clients and our students to use this amazing practise to reduce stress and anxiety and develop their emotional resilience. So just what is “Taking In […]

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Meet The Team behind MindfulnessUK…Social Media

Hello everyone. You never see my face but you read my thoughts, words and posts every day on Facebook, Twitter and our blog. My name is Sally and I have been looking after the social media for MindfulnessUK for the past three years. My background is banking, having worked in the industry for 28 very […]

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Mindfulness & The Menopause

For many lucky women the menopause can come and go without a hint of a hot flush but for a larger majority it can spell total misery. This passing of time and a realisation that you have reached another milestone can create all sorts of mental health problems as well as the physical effects. Feelings […]

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MindfulnessUK Hosts Its First 5 Day Silent Retreat

MindfulnessUK will be holding its very first 5 day silent retreat starting on Wednesday this week. The venue is a stunning country house high in the beautiful Blackdown Hills in Devon and promises to be a wonderful haven of peace and inspiration  for all those attending. This retreat is for Mindfulness Teachers and is being […]

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Workplace Mindfulness

Mindfulness is now offered within a number of UK Workplaces and Organisations as the benefits of introducing Mindfulness practices and skills to staff has been recognised by a wide range of employers. There is significant research which highlights the value to both employer and employee.   The ‘Mindful Nation UK’ Report (October 2015) by the […]

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8 year olds having huge problems sleeping and this is impacting on their health and ability to learn in classrooms

Since rolling our our Minding Your Health In Education programme we have learn’t first hand how much pressure and stress our children are under from as little as 8 years old. Hearing first hand from Head Teachers and Teachers the positive effects our programme is having confirms to us that never has there been a greater […]

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A Poem For National Poetry Day…Lost By David Wagoner

Lost Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here, And you must treat it as a powerful stranger, Must ask permission to know it and be known. The forest breathes. Listen. It answers, I have made this place around you, If you leave it you […]

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How Mindfulness Helps You Cope With Chronic Pain

When we are experiencing pain we just want it to go away immediately. Chronic pain is frustrating and totally debilitating and changes lives and changes who we are and how we think and feel about everything. When we experience pain our brains typically launch into a litany of judgements and negative thoughts. We start thinking […]

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Diageo..A Global Company Looking After Their Employees Mental Health With Mindfulness

Our Director Karen Atkinson was thrilled today to be hosting a morning of teaching Mindfulness to staff from the global drinks company Diageo. This forward thinking and caring company knows how important it is for their staff to be happy and healthy, not only their physical health, but their mental health as well. The setting […]

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