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Mindfulness For Beginners

Mindfulness For Beginners

By Shaun Donaghy

A podcast focused on how you can pick up the basics of mindfulness and meditation with the aim of creating a calmer, happier you and a kinder world.
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Is honesty the best policy with friends/family?
Is honesty the best policy with friends/family?
When  we see friends or family behaving in a way we don’t agree with, should we say something or stay silent? How honest should we be? Become a friend of the podcast & access exclusive content: https://www.patreon.com/mindfulnessforbeginners Listen to my new mindful walk around Gloucester Docks! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEh7Es8FgRg Be Calm Be happy courses run by my PV friends: https://plumvillage.uk/learn-mindfulness/ Donate to help the people of Ukraine: https://www.dec.org.uk/ Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group and influence the podcast:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
30:18
November 26, 2022
Looking deeply into ourselves
Looking deeply into ourselves
How do we learn more about ourselves, become truly aware and be happy in the present moment? Become a friend of the podcast & access exclusive content: https://www.patreon.com/mindfulnessforbeginners Listen to my new mindful walk around Gloucester Docks! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEh7Es8FgRg Be Calm Be happy courses run by my PV friends: https://plumvillage.uk/learn-mindfulness/ Donate to help the people of Ukraine: https://www.dec.org.uk/ Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group and influence the podcast:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
25:16
November 19, 2022
How can I be happy in a sad world?
How can I be happy in a sad world?
How do we get through life when the world is such a grim place? When there’s so much violence and hate? How can we be happy in a world of suffering? Grab your shoes because we’re doing a walking meditation today! Become a friend of the podcast & access exclusive content: https://www.patreon.com/mindfulnessforbeginners Listen to my new mindful walk around Gloucester Docks! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEh7Es8FgRg Be Calm Be happy courses run by my PV friends: https://plumvillage.uk/learn-mindfulness/ Donate to help the people of Ukraine: https://www.dec.org.uk/ Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group and influence the podcast:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
25:33
November 12, 2022
Calming your monkey mind
Calming your monkey mind
When our mind is restless, we’re struggling to practice, how do we calm it? How do we tame our monkey mind? Become a friend of the podcast & access exclusive content: https://www.patreon.com/mindfulnessforbeginners Listen to my new mindful walk around Gloucester Docks! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEh7Es8FgRg Be Calm Be happy courses run by my PV friends: https://plumvillage.uk/learn-mindfulness/ Donate to help the people of Ukraine: https://www.dec.org.uk/ Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group and influence the podcast:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
30:23
November 05, 2022
Letting go of your ego and being less defensive
Letting go of your ego and being less defensive
Have you ever had the experience where you feel like you’re under attack and your natural reaction is fight back or shut down? Help is at hand in this week's episode. Become a friend of the podcast & access exclusive content: https://www.patreon.com/mindfulnessforbeginners Listen to my new mindful walk around Gloucester Docks! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEh7Es8FgRg Be Calm Be happy courses run by my PV friends: https://plumvillage.uk/learn-mindfulness/ Donate to help the people of Ukraine: https://www.dec.org.uk/ Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group and influence the podcast:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
26:27
October 27, 2022
The dangers of desire for power
The dangers of desire for power
Power doesn’t make us happy - in fact a lot of the time getting the power we chase after makes us miserable. If that's the case, why is a human trait to want it? Why do people prioritise power over being happy? Become a friend of the podcast & access exclusive content: https://www.patreon.com/mindfulnessforbeginners Listen to my new mindful walk around Gloucester Docks! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEh7Es8FgRg Be Calm Be happy courses run by my PV friends: https://plumvillage.uk/learn-mindfulness/ Donate to help the people of Ukraine: https://www.dec.org.uk/ Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group and influence the podcast:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
28:41
October 22, 2022
How to be resilient in tough times
How to be resilient in tough times
When we’re going through difficult times, how do we access the strength we need to continue? Become a friend of the podcast & access exclusive content: https://www.patreon.com/mindfulnessforbeginners Listen to my new mindful walk around Gloucester Docks! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEh7Es8FgRg Share the blog: https://mfbpod.blogspot.com/ Be Calm Be happy courses run by my PV friends: https://plumvillage.uk/learn-mindfulness/ Donate to help the people of Ukraine: https://www.dec.org.uk/ Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group and influence the podcast:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
28:58
October 15, 2022
How do I forgive myself?
How do I forgive myself?
When other people have wronged us, we tend to find a way over time to let it go and forgive them, even if we don’t stay friends. But we can’t seem to do the same for our own mistakes - how can we learn to forgive ourselves? Is it possible to change the past? Become a friend of the podcast & access exclusive content: https://www.patreon.com/mindfulnessforbeginners Listen to my new mindful walk around Gloucester Docks! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEh7Es8FgRg Share the blog: https://mfbpod.blogspot.com/ Be Calm Be happy courses run by my PV friends: https://plumvillage.uk/learn-mindfulness/ Donate to help the people of Ukraine: https://www.dec.org.uk/ Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group and influence the podcast:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
28:18
October 08, 2022
How to be happy with your body
How to be happy with your body
Most of us have some aspect of our bodies that we’re not content with - how can we look in the mirror and feel happy? Become a friend of the podcast & access exclusive content: https://www.patreon.com/mindfulnessforbeginners Listen to my new mindful walk around Gloucester Docks! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEh7Es8FgRg Share the blog: https://mfbpod.blogspot.com/ Be Calm Be happy courses run by my PV friends: https://plumvillage.uk/learn-mindfulness/ Donate to help the people of Ukraine: https://www.dec.org.uk/ Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group and influence the podcast:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
28:25
October 01, 2022
Why do good people suffer?
Why do good people suffer?
How can we live calm, happy and free in a world of suffering? Become a friend of the podcast & access exclusive content: https://www.patreon.com/mindfulnessforbeginners Listen to my new mindful walk around Gloucester Docks! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEh7Es8FgRg Share the blog: https://mfbpod.blogspot.com/ This week's podcast friend: https://fluentknowledge.com/shows/my-body-odyssey Be Calm Be happy courses run by my PV friends: https://plumvillage.uk/learn-mindfulness/ Donate to help the people of Ukraine: https://www.dec.org.uk/ Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group and influence the podcast:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
25:08
September 25, 2022
Mindfulness in plain english, jargon free
Mindfulness in plain english, jargon free
Why is it so hard for us as human beings to focus on what's right in front of us? How can mindfulness help? Become a friend of the podcast & access exclusive content: https://www.patreon.com/mindfulnessforbeginners Listen to my new mindful walk around Gloucester Docks! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEh7Es8FgRg Share the blog: https://mfbpod.blogspot.com/ This week's podcast friend: https://fluentknowledge.com/shows/my-body-odyssey Made to Stick: https://heathbrothers.com/books/made-to-stick/ Be Calm Be happy courses run by my PV friends: https://plumvillage.uk/learn-mindfulness/ Donate to help the people of Ukraine: https://www.dec.org.uk/ Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group and influence the podcast:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
27:56
September 17, 2022
Staying calm when the world is kicking your door down
Staying calm when the world is kicking your door down
Imagine trying to meditate, to focus on your breathing while someone is kicking your door down. Is it possible to live a happy and calm life when we’re facing a crisis in our lives?  Listen to my new mindful walk around Gloucester Docks! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEh7Es8FgRg The website: https://www.visitgloucester.co.uk/serenity-in-the-city/mindfulness-walk Become a friend of the podcast & access exclusive content: https://www.patreon.com/mindfulnessforbeginners Be Calm Be happy courses run by my PV friends: https://plumvillage.uk/learn-mindfulness/ Donate to help the people of Ukraine: https://www.dec.org.uk/ Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group and influence the podcast:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
27:48
September 10, 2022
The rise of Andrew Tate and the alpha male
The rise of Andrew Tate and the alpha male
You might have noticed the trend for hypermasculine influencers recently - what drives people to listen to them? Listen to my new mindful walk around Gloucester Docks! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEh7Es8FgRg The website: https://www.visitgloucester.co.uk/serenity-in-the-city/mindfulness-walk Become a friend of the podcast & access exclusive content: https://www.patreon.com/mindfulnessforbeginners Be Calm Be happy courses run by my PV friends: https://plumvillage.uk/learn-mindfulness/ Donate to help the people of Ukraine: https://www.dec.org.uk/ Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group and influence the podcast:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
28:37
September 03, 2022
Find your true self - by letting go
Find your true self - by letting go
What makes you you? Is it your sparkling personality, your winning smile, your feelings, your career, your thoughts? What would happen if you let go of the idea of you entirely? Become a friend of the podcast & access exclusive content: https://www.patreon.com/mindfulnessforbeginners Be Calm Be happy courses run by my PV friends: https://plumvillage.uk/learn-mindfulness/ Donate to help the people of Ukraine: https://www.dec.org.uk/ Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group and influence the podcast:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
28:42
August 27, 2022
How to stop seeking approval from others
How to stop seeking approval from others
Lao Tzu said “If you care about what other people think of you, you will always be their prisoner.” If that's true, then how do we break out? Join my seminar (16th Aug) on letting go of stress: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/letting-go-of-stress-mindfulness-for-beginners-live-tickets-356631142347 5 Mindfulness Trainings: https://plumvillage.org/mindfulness/the-5-mindfulness-trainings/ Become a friend of the podcast & access my new sleep meditations: https://www.patreon.com/mindfulnessforbeginners Be Calm Be happy courses run by my PV friends: https://plumvillage.uk/learn-mindfulness/ Donate to help the people of Ukraine: https://www.dec.org.uk/ Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group and influence the podcast:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
31:57
August 13, 2022
Drink the sea: everything, everywhere all at once
Drink the sea: everything, everywhere all at once
If you were imagining an impossible task, something that would take you until the end of time, what would that look like? Pushing a boulder up a mountain? Drinking an ocean? How about seeing the connection between everything in the world? Is it possible? Join my seminar (16th Aug) on letting go of stress: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/letting-go-of-stress-mindfulness-for-beginners-live-tickets-356631142347 Drink the sea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezk_dD2Ia-w Become a friend of the podcast & access my new sleep meditations: https://www.patreon.com/mindfulnessforbeginners Be Calm Be happy courses run by my PV friends: https://plumvillage.uk/learn-mindfulness/ Donate to help the people of Ukraine: https://www.dec.org.uk/ Wolves and rivers: https://truenaturefoundation.org/research/how-wolves-change-rivers/ Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group and influence the podcast:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
27:09
August 07, 2022
Reducing your stress - for you and the world
Reducing your stress - for you and the world
Thich Nhat Hanh said that nothing is more important than your peace - but is it true? What about all the things we can do to make the world a better place? Join my seminar on letting go of stress: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/letting-go-of-stress-mindfulness-for-beginners-live-tickets-356631142347 Become a friend of the podcast & access my new sleep meditations: https://www.patreon.com/mindfulnessforbeginners Be Calm Be happy courses run by my PV friends: https://plumvillage.uk/learn-mindfulness/ Donate to help the people of Ukraine: https://www.dec.org.uk/ Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group and influence the podcast:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
25:30
July 30, 2022
The antidote to envy and jealousy
The antidote to envy and jealousy
Thich Nhat Hanh taught us that we don’t need external conditions to be happy - we can simply enjoy the experience of breathing in and breathing out. But how can we be happy when there’s people who are richer than us? Are better looking than us? That seem happier than we are? Join my seminar on letting go of stress: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/letting-go-of-stress-mindfulness-for-beginners-live-tickets-356631142347 Become a friend of the podcast & access my new sleep meditations: https://www.patreon.com/mindfulnessforbeginners Be Calm Be happy courses run by my PV friends: https://plumvillage.uk/learn-mindfulness/ Donate to help the people of Ukraine: https://www.dec.org.uk/ Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group and influence the podcast:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
26:07
July 23, 2022
The importance of rest
The importance of rest
Modern living is characterised by business and rushing. As a result we’re more anxious and find it hard to simply stop and breathe. We actually feel guilty for resting! But taking some time to be still is essential for our wellbeing. Join my seminar on letting go of stress: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/letting-go-of-stress-mindfulness-for-beginners-live-tickets-356631142347 Become a friend of the podcast & access my new sleep meditations: https://www.patreon.com/mindfulnessforbeginners Be Calm Be happy courses run by my PV friends: https://plumvillage.uk/learn-mindfulness/ Donate to help the people of Ukraine: https://www.dec.org.uk/ Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group and influence the podcast:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
23:17
July 16, 2022
The source of your anxiety, anger and sadness
The source of your anxiety, anger and sadness
What is the source of our suffering? Where does our anger fear and sadness come from? What can we do about it? Join my seminar on letting go of stress: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/letting-go-of-stress-mindfulness-for-beginners-live-tickets-356631142347 Become a friend of the podcast & access my new sleep meditations: https://www.patreon.com/mindfulnessforbeginners Be Calm Be happy courses run by my PV friends: https://plumvillage.uk/learn-mindfulness/ Donate to help the people of Ukraine: https://www.dec.org.uk/ Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group and influence the podcast:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
27:40
July 09, 2022
The wisdom of not knowing
The wisdom of not knowing
Human beings have achieved great things through advancements in our knowledge. Knowledge is a good thing - but we need to be careful that it doesn’t prevent us from fully experiencing the world. Join my seminar on letting go of stress: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/letting-go-of-stress-mindfulness-for-beginners-live-tickets-356631142347 Become a friend of the podcast & access my new sleep meditations: https://www.patreon.com/mindfulnessforbeginners Be Calm Be happy courses run by my PV friends: https://plumvillage.uk/learn-mindfulness/ Thich Nhat Hanh article: https://www.thesunmagazine.org/issues/140/our-true-nature Donate to help the people of Ukraine: https://www.dec.org.uk/ Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group and influence the podcast:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
29:44
July 02, 2022
Happiness in every moment
Happiness in every moment
Have you ever had a really bad pain, and you went to the doctor or dentist and they took care of it? Do you remember how happy and relieved you were, just enjoying having normal back? What if we could feel that elation all the time? Join my seminar on letting go of stress: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/letting-go-of-stress-mindfulness-for-beginners-live-tickets-356631142347 Become a friend of the podcast & access my new sleep meditations: https://www.patreon.com/mindfulnessforbeginners Donate to help the people of Ukraine: https://www.dec.org.uk/ Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group and influence the podcast:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
27:52
June 24, 2022
Start your mindfulness journey - and meet yourself along the way
Start your mindfulness journey - and meet yourself along the way
What if you could reduce your worries about the future, let go of your regrets from the past and live happy and caalm in the her and now? What if you could do all of that but also learn about who you are and what drives you? Join my seminar on letting go of stress: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/letting-go-of-stress-mindfulness-for-beginners-live-tickets-356631142347 Become a friend of the podcast & access my new sleep meditations: https://www.patreon.com/mindfulnessforbeginners Kurtzgesagt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75d_29QWELk Donate to help the people of Ukraine: https://www.dec.org.uk/ Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group and influence the podcast:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
30:46
June 18, 2022
Change your life - one step at a time
Change your life - one step at a time
Change is difficult, especially when it’s us that's trying to make the change happen. We all want to be happier, calmer and more free - but do we need to become someone else, a better person, a super being, in order to do it? Join my seminar on letting go of stress: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/letting-go-of-stress-mindfulness-for-beginners-live-tickets-356631142347 Become a friend of the podcast & access my new sleep meditations: https://www.patreon.com/mindfulnessforbeginners Kurtzgesagt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75d_29QWELk Donate to help the people of Ukraine: https://www.dec.org.uk/ Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group and influence the podcast:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
27:03
June 11, 2022
Mindfulness meditation with your pet
Mindfulness meditation with your pet
We love our pets and they love us - owning a pet is great for your mental health and wellbeing. So if mindfulness is about stopping and taking joy from the everyday - why don’t we take our mindfulness practice and apply it to our furry friends? Join my seminar on letting go of stress: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/letting-go-of-stress-mindfulness-for-beginners-live-tickets-356631142347 Become a friend of the podcast & access my new sleep meditations: https://www.patreon.com/mindfulnessforbeginners  Donate to help the people of Ukraine: https://www.dec.org.uk/ Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group and influence the podcast:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
26:07
June 04, 2022
7 reasons why folk struggle with mindfulness - and why its worth another try
7 reasons why folk struggle with mindfulness - and why its worth another try
You might have tried mindfulness meditation in the past and found that its not really working for you - there’s lots of reason why people struggle with it but the benefits are so great for your mental health it’s really worth persisting. It's got to be worth one more try, right? Donate and support the podcast: https://www.patreon.com/mindfulnessforbeginners Join my stress seminar - MfB live! https://forms.gle/Ufcvy373XQ2BvQiW7 Donate to help the people of Ukraine: https://www.dec.org.uk/ Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group and influence the podcast:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
30:12
May 29, 2022
How to be kind to yourself
How to be kind to yourself
I was chatting to a friend of mine about mindfulness recently and they asked me “How do I be kind to myself?” Its a great question - we can beat ourselves up on autopilot a lot of the time, but applying mindful awareness can transform your inner critic to your greatest ally.  Donate and support the podcast: https://www.patreon.com/mindfulnessforbeginners Join my stress seminar - MfB live! https://forms.gle/Ufcvy373XQ2BvQiW7 Today's podcast friend: https://www.silkpodcasts.com/ Donate to help the people of Ukraine: https://www.dec.org.uk/ Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group and influence the podcast:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
29:55
May 21, 2022
Meditation for a difficult day
Meditation for a difficult day
Sadness can really narrow our perspective on life. If we’re not comfortable with the feeling it can raise alarm bells and we can begin to think that everything in our life is on the wrong course - but mindfulness can help turn our day around! Join my stress seminar - MfB live! https://forms.gle/Ufcvy373XQ2BvQiW7 Today's podcast friend: https://www.silkpodcasts.com/ Donate to help the people of Ukraine: https://www.dec.org.uk/ Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group and influence the podcast:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
28:29
May 14, 2022
Release stress by mindful walking in nature
Release stress by mindful walking in nature
There’s no better way of touching reality by getting outdoors. And spending time in nature is really important for your mental health - so lets go for a mindful walk together! Join my stress seminar - MfB live! https://forms.gle/Ufcvy373XQ2BvQiW7 Today's podcast friend: https://www.silkpodcasts.com/ Donate to help the people of Ukraine: https://www.dec.org.uk/ Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group and influence the podcast:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
25:42
May 06, 2022
Quit smoking / drinking / bingeing with mindfulness
Quit smoking / drinking / bingeing with mindfulness
All of us have our vices like smoking, drinking or binge eating that we’d like to cut down on or stop - how can we use our mindfulness practice to let go of our craving? Join my stress seminar - MfB live! https://forms.gle/Ufcvy373XQ2BvQiW7 Donate to help the people of Ukraine: https://www.dec.org.uk/ Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group and influence the podcast:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
28:46
April 30, 2022
The power of your smile
The power of your smile
What are you smiling about? I fondly remember that being a question that someone might ask you in Northern Ireland if you looked overly happy. Smiling is really important to our wellbeing and part of the practice of mindfulness - but why should we smile if we feel sad or angry? Join my stress seminar - MfB live! https://forms.gle/Ufcvy373XQ2BvQiW7 Donate to help the people of Ukraine: https://www.dec.org.uk/ Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group and influence the podcast:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
24:50
April 23, 2022
Disturbing thoughts: not as disturbing as they first appear
Disturbing thoughts: not as disturbing as they first appear
Have you ever had an intrusive, unsettling thought pop into your head that just seemed to come out of nowhere? It may be fairly disturbing and you might wonder “where in the wide world of sports did that come from?” You might feel like a bit of a freak or a weirdo as a result. Well, guess what - you’re not! Join my stress seminar - MfB live! https://forms.gle/Ufcvy373XQ2BvQiW7 Donate to help the people of Ukraine: https://www.dec.org.uk/ Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group and influence the podcast:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
28:25
April 15, 2022
Setting boundaries and saying no - kindly
Setting boundaries and saying no - kindly
Have you ever had that feeling that someone is being pushy or judging you unfairly? If you’re someone that is anxious about conflict, then you might find it difficult to say no or ask them to stop. But you don’t have to be Clint Eastwood or Tyra Banks to set clear boundaries with the people in your life... Mindfulness for Beginners Live - let me know if you're interested: https://forms.gle/Ufcvy373XQ2BvQiW7 Donate to help the people of Ukraine: https://www.dec.org.uk/ Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
31:05
April 09, 2022
Seeing beyond the good, the bad and the ugly
Seeing beyond the good, the bad and the ugly
We've begun to explore touching reality on the podcast. But surely a rock is just a rock, a cloud is just a cloud? What can we see if we look deeply into objects - but people as well? Mindfulness for Beginners Live - let me know if you're interested: https://forms.gle/Ufcvy373XQ2BvQiW7 Donate to help the people of Ukraine: https://www.dec.org.uk/ Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
27:52
April 01, 2022
Accepting the end of a relationship
Accepting the end of a relationship
The end of a relationship is one of the most difficult times in our lives, and letting go can be hard. How can we start walking the path of happiness again? Mindfulness for Beginners Live - interested? https://forms.gle/KaDezLevHCXXf8od8 Donate to help the people of Ukraine: https://www.dec.org.uk/ Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
26:50
March 26, 2022
How to live in the present moment
How to live in the present moment
We hear frequently that we should live in the present moment, let go of our attachments and worries and be free. Easy, right? If its so easy, then how come only a small number of people can let go completely? What blocks us from being able to let go? Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
26:13
March 19, 2022
How to let go of regrets and be free
How to let go of regrets and be free
Regret is a powerful emotion. Even when we have a happy, fulfilling life around us it drags us back to the darkest moments of our past and keeps us there, like a prisoner. How can we let go of regret and live calm, happy and free? Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
28:29
March 11, 2022
Breaking down your greatest fear
Breaking down your greatest fear
What are you most afraid of? What’s the one place you don’t want to go in your mind, locked away and lurking there in the background? What would happen if we open the door to that fear - let it out of its cage. What if we could be free from it? The Future is Mindful Conference: https://thefutureismindful.com/ Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
27:04
March 05, 2022
Anything that costs your mental health is too expensive
Anything that costs your mental health is too expensive
Why did Thich Nhat Hanh say that nothing is more important than your peace? Most of the time we’re not aware that our choices have a profound effect on our mental state, even the small ones. This week we talk about why it should be your top criterion. Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
26:55
February 26, 2022
Why are smart people anxious and sad?
Why are smart people anxious and sad?
Why doesn’t being clever make you happy? Surely if you’re smart then you must have an ability to to make intelligent choices to make your life better? But in reality the smartest people frequently struggle with their mental health - this week we find out why and what can be done. Happy Brain Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-happy-brain/id1377502232 Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
26:30
February 19, 2022
Why you will marry the "wrong" person
Why you will marry the "wrong" person
We love our partners, we’d be lost without them. But we also get frustrated sometimes. Why can’t they understand us better? Why don’t they see the impact of some of their actions? Are we not as good a match as we thought? Book your place on the Be Calm, Be Happy mindfulness course (starts Wed 16th 7pm UK time): https://bit.ly/calmhappy Link to Alain's talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCS6t6NUAGQ&t=851s&ab_channel=GoogleZeitgeist Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
28:25
February 12, 2022
You don't need to be productive 24/7: let go and relax
You don't need to be productive 24/7: let go and relax
Have you ever been sitting resting and thought “I should be doing something. I shouldn’t be sitting around. I feel so lazy.” Maybe someone else has expected you to be more productive? How do we go from "lost in doing" to simply being? Try Wake Me Up podcast! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wake-me-up-morning-meditation-and-motivation/id1493287286 Book your place on the Be Calm, Be Happy mindfulness course (starts Wed 16th 7pm UK time): https://bit.ly/calmhappy Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
28:07
February 04, 2022
Dropping our defences: learning to trust again
Dropping our defences: learning to trust again
This week we’re talking about trust and how we can open ourselves up to other people. But if we’re vulnerable with other people, don’t we run the risk of being hurt again? What if I’ve been hurt many times before? Book your place on the Be Calm, Be Happy mindfulness course (starts Wed 16th 7pm UK time): https://bit.ly/calmhappy Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
26:25
January 29, 2022
I am not here: reflections on the passing of Thich Nhat Hanh
I am not here: reflections on the passing of Thich Nhat Hanh
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26:06
January 27, 2022
New year, new path 3: Watering the seeds of happiness
New year, new path 3: Watering the seeds of happiness
We’re finishing up our new year refresh of the basics of mindfulness by considering how we tend to our difficult emotions like sadness, anger and anxiety. But aren’t these emotions bad? Don’t we want to just get rid of them if we want to be happy and calm? Book your place on the Be Calm, Be Happy mindfulness course (starts Wed 16th 7pm UK time): https://bit.ly/calmhappy Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
24:37
January 22, 2022
New year, new path 2: How to be happy
New year, new path 2: How to be happy
We are having a January refresh of the basics of mindfulness on the podcast as part of our new year theme of happiness. But how do we get happy? What do we have to do? Book your place on the Be Calm, Be Happy mindfulness course (starts Wed 16th Feb 7pm UK time): https://bit.ly/calmhappy Join me this Sunday 16th Jan for a live chat about mindfulness: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for/status/1481988959039328256?s=20 Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
27:07
January 14, 2022
New year, new path 1: Breathing is your superpower
New year, new path 1: Breathing is your superpower
This January we're covering the basics of mindfulness so we can walk the path of happiness in 2022. Focusing your awareness on your breathing is the foundation of being present - but how can breathing in and out make you happy? Book your place on the Be Calm, Be Happy mindfulness course (starts Wed 16th 7pm UK time): https://bit.ly/calmhappy Email me - I love to hear from you: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
24:30
January 08, 2022
Your new years resolution: happiness
Your new years resolution: happiness
A new year is here and its the time for setting intentions for the twelve months ahead - but rather than setting yourself a target, what if you made happiness your new years resolution? Join me on the Be Calm Be Happy course - find out more and register your interest: https://forms.gle/BLmwpnyQd6jSg7LW6 Email: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
24:39
December 31, 2021
Maintaining family harmony this Christmas
Maintaining family harmony this Christmas
Christmas is a time where we get together with our family and celebrate. But its not always peace and harmony - being trapped in a small space with people inevitably means that at some points you start to rub up against one another. So how to we keep ourselves laughing all the way? Join me on the Be Calm Be Happy course - find out more and register your interest: https://forms.gle/BLmwpnyQd6jSg7LW6 Email: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
24:56
December 24, 2021
Don't just do something, sit there: the power of patience
Don't just do something, sit there: the power of patience
On the podcast we’re thinking about ways that we can unlock and free our minds, and one of those ways is through patience. But isn’t patience one of those things that you just have, am I just naturally impatient? I bet you can’t wait for the answer! Join me on the Be Calm Be Happy course - find out more and register your interest: https://forms.gle/BLmwpnyQd6jSg7LW6 Email: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
26:45
December 17, 2021
Smashing oppression and tyranny... mindfully
Smashing oppression and tyranny... mindfully
We’re on a spiritual journey on the podcast trying to free our body, mind, spirit from our suffering. But those chains sometimes come from the economic and social systems that we have to live in. So what can we do? Join me on the Be Calm Be Happy course - find out more and register your interest: https://forms.gle/BLmwpnyQd6jSg7LW6 Email: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
26:31
December 11, 2021
Being happy just being you - follow your own path
Being happy just being you - follow your own path
Why is it so hard to just be ourselves? Why do other people's opinions push us into pretending to be someone else? Most importantly - what can we do about it? Join me on the Be Calm Be Happy course - find out more and register your interest: https://forms.gle/BLmwpnyQd6jSg7LW6 Email: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
29:25
December 04, 2021
Stress less: let go and get happy, my friend
Stress less: let go and get happy, my friend
Stress has a huge impact on our wellbeing and relationships - how can mindfulness support us to cope with stress and stop it building in the first place? Join me on the Be Calm Be Happy course - find out more and register your interest: https://forms.gle/BLmwpnyQd6jSg7LW6 Email: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
32:15
November 27, 2021
What is enlightenment? Also - who am I?
What is enlightenment? Also - who am I?
Last week we talked about how we can step back from our thoughts - Trish has got in touch to ask “if I’m not my thoughts, then who am I?” Its a huge question. We can start to get a grip on this by finding out more about enlightenment, the process of spiritual awakening. Join me on the Be Calm Be Happy course - find out more and register your interest: https://forms.gle/BLmwpnyQd6jSg7LW6 Email: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! You may also wish to leave a review on Apple, Spotify etc.
23:51
November 19, 2021
Free your mind: I think therefore I am lost
Free your mind: I think therefore I am lost
Are we just the thoughts and feelings we have? I think therefore I am? What if unfocused thoughts and feelings, rather than defining who we are, was actually how we lose ourselves? Its time to free your mind Join me on the Be Calm Be Happy course - find out more and register your interest: https://forms.gle/BLmwpnyQd6jSg7LW6 Email: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review.
26:41
November 12, 2021
Making mindfulness more manly - with Ian Sneath
Making mindfulness more manly - with Ian Sneath
Why aren't more men interested in mindfulness? I have a chat with my friend Ian Sneath, a fellow teacher of the Plum Village Be Calm Be Happy mindfulness course, about how we can attract more guys to the practice. Join me on the Be Calm Be Happy course - find out more and register your interest: https://forms.gle/BLmwpnyQd6jSg7LW6 Email: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review.
28:37
November 09, 2021
Why your mind won't shut up - and how to calm it down
Why your mind won't shut up - and how to calm it down
Having a busy mind is one of the main reasons why we meditate - its possible to settle our mind and calm it with some practice, patience and persistence. Join me on the Be Calm Be Happy course - find out more and register your interest: https://forms.gle/BLmwpnyQd6jSg7LW6 Email: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review.
27:56
November 06, 2021
Coping with chronic pain
Coping with chronic pain
How can we enjoy the present moment when experiencing physical pain? Email: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review.
21:41
October 29, 2021
Damn it feels good to be alive
Damn it feels good to be alive
This week we're adventuring into the body(!) - we'll be taking our lead from Agent Cooper and savouring every breath, every step and every damn fine cup of coffee. Join me at the Manchester Mindfulness Festival: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-manchester-mindfulness-festival-tickets-162550092703 Email: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review.
26:60
October 23, 2021
If you love someone, set them free
If you love someone, set them free
This week on our spiritual adventure I want to talk about romantic relationships and why the attachment we feel can lead to suffering - and how we can let go. Join me at the Manchester Mindfulness Festival: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-manchester-mindfulness-festival-tickets-162550092703 Email: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review.
31:43
October 16, 2021
The door to your cage doesn’t exist - feeling trapped in your own life
The door to your cage doesn’t exist - feeling trapped in your own life
Today I want to talk about the freedom that mindfulness can offer and how the walls that trap us in unhappiness can be removed. Join me at the Manchester Mindfulness Festival: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-manchester-mindfulness-festival-tickets-162550092703 Email: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. 
24:57
October 09, 2021
The power to heal yourself: let go of past pain
The power to heal yourself: let go of past pain
Why on earth would you want to rake up the past? Our experiences from the past influences the choices we make in the present - those choices can cause us suffering. To heal and let go of pain, we'll need to turn over the rock... Previous episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/unravelling-your-head-spaghetti-guided-mindfulness/id1493806566?i=1000527669619 Join me at the Manchester Mindfulness Festival: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-manchester-mindfulness-festival-tickets-162550092703 Email: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
26:03
October 02, 2021
Find answers & discover your true nature through meditation
Find answers & discover your true nature through meditation
A big part of self discovery is finding answers to our questions - so how do we use meditation to gain profound insight? What did David Lynch mean when he talked about 'catching the big fish'? Join me at the Manchester Mindfulness Festival: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-manchester-mindfulness-festival-tickets-162550092703 Email: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
27:15
September 24, 2021
One kind act that will change the world
One kind act that will change the world
Human beings are naturally altruistic, we want to help someone when we see that they’re struggling. If that's true why don’t we live in a utopian world? Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Email: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
22:23
September 18, 2021
Wake up from modern life
Wake up from modern life
How can we cultivate the right conditions for transformation within ourselves? Step one is slowing down our lives. Build a life-changing mindfulness practice - last chance to join the Be Calm be Happy course starting 14th Sept: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/154439234909 Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Email: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
26:48
September 11, 2021
Let go of craving and free your awareness
Let go of craving and free your awareness
This week I want to talk about a huge step on starting the spiritual journey, learning to letting go of our attachments so that we can live unburdened and free - sounds hard but with some patience and persistence you can make great strides. Build a life-changing mindfulness practice: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/154439234909 Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Email: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
25:49
September 04, 2021
Break free from your self-destructive habits
Break free from your self-destructive habits
This week I want to talk about why making change happen is difficult - specifically our habits and how we can train our awareness to enable us to tread a new path. Be Calm Be Happy course: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/154439234909 Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
24:55
August 28, 2021
Breaking the chains of the past & freeing your perception
Breaking the chains of the past & freeing your perception
This week we’re going to look at the assumptions and beliefs that colour how we perceive the world. When we assume we can distort our perception of others and have a negative effect on relationships and ourselves. A key attitude in mindfulness is openness, seeing the world in front of us as it is, letting go of judgement and a willingness to see things in a new way. Be Calm Be Happy course: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/154439234909 Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
27:41
August 21, 2021
The essential outlook on life that frees you from suffering
The essential outlook on life that frees you from suffering
Last week we talked about starting a journey within ourselves, this week we talk about how mindfulness offers us a perspective on our connection to the world that guides on that path. Be Calm Be Happy course: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/154439234909 Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
29:36
August 14, 2021
Your interior castle & the spiritual journey
Your interior castle & the spiritual journey
How do we take the first tentative steps on a spiritual journey? Be Calm Be Happy course: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/154439234909 Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
24:40
August 08, 2021
Waking up from the movie of your life
Waking up from the movie of your life
What if we were watching a movie of our lives, rather than living it? What can we do to wake up from the dream? Be Calm Be Happy course: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/154439234909 Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
22:15
July 29, 2021
Why you should practice mindfulness now - my experience of the impact of mindfulness
Why you should practice mindfulness now - my experience of the impact of mindfulness
Today's episode talk about how mindfulness has helped me to deal with difficult emotions like anxiety. Be Calm Be Happy course: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/154439234909 Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
24:28
July 17, 2021
Irish music & mindfulness with Mum - 100th episode special pt2
Irish music & mindfulness with Mum - 100th episode special pt2
For the second part of the 100th episode special, I have a chat with my mum about Irish music and we do a guided meditation together. Be Calm Be Happy course: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/154439234909 Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
40:39
July 13, 2021
Cata Zorzini, creator of Plum Village app - 100th episode special (pt 1)
Cata Zorzini, creator of Plum Village app - 100th episode special (pt 1)
Its episode 100 - thank you all so much for listening! To celebrate I’m really pleased to have Cata Zorzini on the podcast, creator of the Plum Village app, an incredible resource for supporting your mindfulness practice with guided meditations, talks and deep relaxations. We talk through what it is and how it can help your practice. Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ Be Calm Be Happy course: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/154439234909 Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
47:30
July 11, 2021
You can feel alive now - living through your senses
You can feel alive now - living through your senses
Mindfulness promises that we can feel alive by living in the present moment - but how do we do that in practice? Be Calm Be Happy course: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/154439234909 Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
23:55
July 09, 2021
Unravelling your head spaghetti - guided mindfulness meditation
Unravelling your head spaghetti - guided mindfulness meditation
Mindfulness can support you to reflect on the origin of difficult feelings, develop insight and ultimately liberate yourself from suffering. You can also learn to love your spaghetti!  Be Calm Be Happy course: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/154439234909 Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
24:15
July 02, 2021
The healing beauty of nature - guided walking mindfulness meditation
The healing beauty of nature - guided walking mindfulness meditation
These days a lot of us are spending more time indoors, especially if you’re working from home - we can start to forget how important nature is for our wellbeing. Today we’re going to go for a mindful walk, I hope you can join me. Be Calm Be Happy course: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/154439234909 Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
26:14
June 26, 2021
Being happy during stressful periods of change
Being happy during stressful periods of change
One of the most common human traits is valuing stability - wanting everything to stay just as it is. But we know deep down that in time everything changes, so how do we maintain and build our happiness in a constantly changing world? Be Calm Be Happy course: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/154439234909 Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
26:38
June 19, 2021
Raise your self esteem - how you can break the cycle
Raise your self esteem - how you can break the cycle
Self-esteem is how we value and perceive ourselves. It's based on our opinions and beliefs about ourselves, which can sometimes feel really difficult to change. But even Santa can believe in himself - ho ho ho! Be Calm Be Happy course: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/154439234909 Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
26:15
June 12, 2021
If I only won the lottery
If I only won the lottery
We face lots of pressures in life - our job, finding somewhere to live, relationships. Surely all of our problems would go away if we won the lottery? Be Calm Be Happy course: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/154439234909 Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
26:28
June 05, 2021
Give yourself permission to fail
Give yourself permission to fail
We all have things we’d like to try but never get around to doing- sometimes it’s because we’re busy but sometimes we don’t start because we’re afraid of failing. But failure (if it happens) is important for us to experience; this episode gets underneath how we can open ourselves up to the possibility of failure without shame and live the life we want. Be Calm Be Happy course: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/154439234909 Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
23:04
May 29, 2021
Walking the path of happiness
Walking the path of happiness
You’ve probably at least had a go at mindfulness or you like to do a guided meditation every so often. But we can look at mindfulness differently - rather than it being a thing we do, we can look at it as a path that we walk, not a way to happiness but the practice of happiness itself. Be Calm Be Happy course: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/154439234909 Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
25:07
May 22, 2021
The power of a walk in nature
The power of a walk in nature
Do you always feel like you’re rushing from one place to another? When our lives get busy it can feel like we don’t have a moment to breathe. Mindfulness is sometimes called the art of slowing down - tuning in and paying attention to our surroundings. One of my favourite ways to do this is with a walking meditation, so grab your headphones and come for a walk with me outside. Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
24:41
May 15, 2021
Six essentials for healthy relationships
Six essentials for healthy relationships
What does a healthy relationship look like and how can mindfulness help to improve them? Find out on this week's episode! Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
25:57
May 08, 2021
Manifesto for a kinder workplace
Manifesto for a kinder workplace
When we think of the things that cause us stress, work tends to come near the top of that list. We pile pressure on ourselves and struggle with relationships but this can leave us exhausted and miserable. Mindfulness can help create a workplace where people are happy, calm and fulfilled. Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
26:01
May 01, 2021
Training yourself to be happy
Training yourself to be happy
All of us want to be happy, but it can feel like the circumstances of our lives makes that impossible, it's something that’s out of reach and happiness is just for other people. But we have what we need to be happy, we just need to get into the happiness groove a little bit. Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
24:03
April 24, 2021
Why we can't accept ourselves
Why we can't accept ourselves
Have you ever wished that you were different, maybe you felt inadequate in some way or that you’re not quite enough for yourself or for someone else. It can be hard to shake that feeling, especially when things aren’t going to so well in work or in a relationship but we don’t have to be swept away by those thoughts into a negative spiral. Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
24:24
April 17, 2021
Plan less, live more
Plan less, live more
This week we explore how to make plans for the future without sacrificing your wellbeing in the here and now. Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
23:06
April 10, 2021
Getting started with mindfulness
Getting started with mindfulness
Hello my friend, I hope you’re well - this week we’re going to be going over some of the basic principles of mindfulness, this time from the perspective of Jon Kabat Zinn rather than the Plum Village tradition. If you’re new to mindfulness then welcome, if you’re an experienced practitioner then I would invite you to apply your beginners mind and enjoy the refresh. Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
30:29
April 03, 2021
How to deal with difficult people
How to deal with difficult people
If I asked you to picture someone you find difficult to deal with, whether that’s at work or in your family, you wouldn’t find it too hard. A few weeks ago we talked about how to deal with a friend or co-worker that’s having a bad day but there’s one or two people who always seem to have a grump on - mindfulness can help! Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
23:44
March 27, 2021
Catastrophizing - how to stop worrying pt2
Catastrophizing - how to stop worrying pt2
Have you had that reaction when something goes wrong at work, with your health or in a relationship? You might think that if a relationship ends you’ll never find someone else, if we fail an exam we can never have a successful career. You’re imagining all the terrible things that are going to happen, it feels like the world is ending and the house of cards is falling apart. Catastrophic thinking more common than you think - bringing mindful awareness can help. Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
22:51
March 20, 2021
How to stop worrying and enjoy life (part 1)
How to stop worrying and enjoy life (part 1)
Have you ever been lying in bed, not able to sleep because you can’t stop worrying about things? Today we’re going to talk about how mindfulness can help you to let go of your worries and build calmness into your everyday life. Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
26:56
March 13, 2021
Start your morning with mindful energy
Start your morning with mindful energy
Starting your day off with a smile doesn’t involve a huge amount of rocket science but like mindfulness itself it does need a bit of patience and persistence. The key thing is setting up new habits and sticking to them every day, even on the weekend. Mindful movement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mz-dJFkmrk Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
21:37
March 06, 2021
Do you overanalyse every conversation? (non-judgement part 3)
Do you overanalyse every conversation? (non-judgement part 3)
Have you ever had a conversation, maybe with your co-worker or a friend, and they’ve been a bit abrupt? And you’ve thoughts afterwards, “what was that about? Are they annoyed at me?” We can get swept away by that anxiety or anger and not see what’s really going on - but it's possible to experience what’s happening without needing to react to it, without needing to do anything or, critically, without needing to put our spin on it. Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
26:03
February 27, 2021
How to handle criticism (non-judgement part 2)
How to handle criticism (non-judgement part 2)
How do you feel when someone criticises you? Maybe it prompts you to start beating yourself up. Nobody likes to be criticised, especially if you have perfectionist tendencies. But unless you listen to criticism, it makes it harder to grow and learn. The golden rule is to treat yourself with kindness, even if you think you’ve made a mistake. Non-judgement is key in mindfulness and you might feel upset with yourself or unhappy with the other person. You don’t have to take a view of yourself or them - accept that they’re feeling the way they are without judging and your own feelings in the same way. Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
23:03
February 20, 2021
How to stop judging yourself (non-judgement part 1)
How to stop judging yourself (non-judgement part 1)
Have you ever remembered something embarrassing that you’ve done and thought “you idiot”? Or worse? Everyone does to some extent - its very ingrained in us to regret things from the past, to see ourselves as not meeting some standard and as a result we feel miserable and anxious. Mindfulness can help - non-judgement is one of the key pillars and this episode talks about how we can reduce the harm self-criticism does to us. Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
25:03
February 13, 2021
The cure for loneliness
The cure for loneliness
Join me on my mindfulness course starting Feb 13th: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/be-calm-be-happy-online-mindfulness-course-saturday-afternoon-group-tickets-133001853123 Thich Nhat Hanh calls loneliness the suffering of our time, that we can be in a crowd of people but still feel alone, all of us lonely together. That feeling is something that we're afraid of - the fear of loneliness can be worse than the feeling itself, resulting in us trying to distract ourselves with other things. Practicing compassion is the most important way to tend to our  loneliness - when we accept our difficult feelings and work on our peace, we start to really see the everyday suffering of other people and feel compelled to help that person, even if it's just listening deeply without judgement. When you really listen and allow someone to empty their heart, that's when you can really make a human connection. Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
27:17
February 06, 2021
Too busy for mindfulness? Try this
Too busy for mindfulness? Try this
Join me on my mindfulness course starting Feb 13th: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/be-calm-be-happy-online-mindfulness-course-saturday-afternoon-group-tickets-133001853123 Mindfulness is all about applying 100% of your attention to whatever you’re doing - most weeks we do a guided meditation, focusing on our breath, verses, images, body etc. Doing a little of that kind of formal practice each day is important to see the full benefits, but the other way to develop your practice is simply being present in your everyday life.  oin the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
24:06
January 30, 2021
Comparing yourself to others is unhealthy - life doesn't need to be a competition
Comparing yourself to others is unhealthy - life doesn't need to be a competition
Join me on my mindfulness course in Feb (only a couple of places left): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/be-calm-be-happy-online-mindfulness-course-saturday-afternoon-group-tickets-133001853123 Everyone compares themselves to others to some extent but when it plays on our thoughts a lot this can really impact on our wellbeing. The evidence on this has been around since the 1950s - people have always used their relative position against other people as a way of evaluating themselves. Its probably a natural part of the human experience, but the problem arises when we’re constantly aware of what other people have and what we don’t have, making us unhappy; applying mindful awareness to our competitive energy can transform it and help us to feel grateful for what we have. Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Say hello on twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
26:54
January 23, 2021
Finding peace in a turbulent world
Finding peace in a turbulent world
Join me on my mindfulness course in Feb (only 12 places): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/be-calm-be-happy-online-mindfulness-course-saturday-afternoon-group-tickets-133001853123 Have you been doomscrolling recently - going through a feed of negative stories in social media or the news? You might be feeling a little bit overwhelmed with everything that's going on in the world at the moment. Its easy to get carried away by events but with a few small changes you can make your world more calm and peaceful. Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
25:18
January 16, 2021
The basics of mindfulness
The basics of mindfulness
Join me on my mindfulness course in Feb (only 12 places): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/be-calm-be-happy-online-mindfulness-course-saturday-afternoon-group-tickets-133001853123 Even if you’re experienced in meditation it’s always useful to apply your beginners mind and return to the fundamentals. f you’re new to mindfulness it’s good to practice these basics regularly to get yourself into a routine to see the full benefits. Focusing 100% of our attention on whatever we’re doing - whether your breath, your body, your posture, your thoughts, your feelings - is the fundamental principle of mindfulness; it's not about trying to clear your mind, not about trying to be calm or happy. Letting go of any expectations you have for meditation can help you to make the most of the practice. Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
21:58
January 09, 2021
New year, new habits, happy life
New year, new habits, happy life
If you’re listening to this early in 2021 then you might have spent some time thinking about new years resolutions, commitments to make your life happier and calmer. If you’re like me, new years resolutions tend to be a bit of a mixed bag, for every driving test passed there’s a gym membership that doesn’t get used beyond February. In this episode, we talk about how to make change stick. Join me on my mindfulness course in Feb (only 12 places): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/be-calm-be-happy-online-mindfulness-course-saturday-afternoon-group-tickets-133001853123 Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
26:51
December 31, 2020
Let your mind settle & clear
Let your mind settle & clear
Join me on my mindfulness course in Feb (only 12 places): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/be-calm-be-happy-online-mindfulness-course-saturday-afternoon-group-tickets-133001853123 Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
25:09
December 26, 2020
What's my purpose in life?
What's my purpose in life?
If you’ve ever been in a place where you’re feeling low or  life just feels like a grind, you might have asked the question, what is it all about? There’s no shortage of influencers who want to provide you with answers, especially on TV or social media. In this episode we explore the mindfulness perspective on why we exist - the answer is simpler than you might think! Join me on my mindfulness course in Feb (only 12 places): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/be-calm-be-happy-online-mindfulness-course-saturday-afternoon-group-tickets-133001853123 Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
26:39
December 19, 2020
Gratitude turns what we have into enough
Gratitude turns what we have into enough
In the Buddhist tradition, desire is the root of all suffering; when we’re dissatisfied with our lives its because we’re attached to the idea that something better is out there that we don’t have. You might look at gratitude as being the antidote to that sense of dissatisfaction - we can be grateful for the important things in our life, the people we love or our health but also the little things like what we eat and our breath. Practicing being thankful works in the same way as our usual mindfulness, training our minds with a guided meditation or stopping every so often during the day to notice what's going on. Its in these moments we can draw happiness from the world in front of us. Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
24:52
December 12, 2020
If your compassion doesn't include yourself, it's incomplete
If your compassion doesn't include yourself, it's incomplete
This week we’re talking about compassion, being aware of suffering and feeling a desire to alleviate it. Compassion is one of the key practices of mindfulness and its something we find easy when we think of someone we love. But where we can really struggle is feeling compassion towards ourselves; when we’re suffering we sometimes punish ourselves more for not being good enough. Mindfulness is a practice of compassion and that begins with yourself - when you let go of the idea of who you think you need to be and accept yourself as you are it’s an act of compassion that allows you to start to let go of suffering. Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
25:23
December 05, 2020
Switch off your autopilot, take control
Switch off your autopilot, take control
In mindfulness we call the decisions we make ‘watering the seeds’. These everyday choices can contribute to our anger, our happiness, our fear - just in the same way that if you choose to water certain plants in your garden, you’re choosing what your future garden looks like. Being aware of decisions and prioritising your wellbeing as the most important factor makes a huge difference over time. Join the Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
26:18
November 28, 2020
Seeing yourself with fresh eyes - Deep relaxation 3
Seeing yourself with fresh eyes - Deep relaxation 3
Last chance to win a free place on mindfulness course - join our Facebook group to enter: https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856 If you have kids or nieces/nephews you might have seen a baby suddenly become aware of their hand. They look at the palm, they look at the fingers, then they turn it over and realise there’s a back of the hand. And if they tell the fingers to move, it they wiggle! They laugh and laugh until the next experience comes along.  That’s what beginners mind is - approaching the world without assumptions, without judgement, without an idea in our heads for how things ought to be - just observing, accepting, feeling gratitude and joy. When we apply beginners mind to our loved ones, our environment and our body we have a deeper appreciation for what we have and can live happier lives. Twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on iTunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
25:34
November 21, 2020
Happiness - no strings attached
Happiness - no strings attached
If you think about what you need to be happy, you might think about achieving something in your career, or a relationship, or buying a house. All of these things have one thing in common - attachment. When we think of the things that make us happy or sad, there is always something within that that we’re attached to.  For example, when we worry about what people think of us we’re attached to our reputation or attached to relationships. Of course its OK to enjoy possessions, enjoy relationships and doing our jobs well - but we can love someone without worrying that they’ll stop loving us, that they’ll leave us someday. Join the Facebook group for a chance to win a free place on the Be Calm, Be Happy mindfulness course:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on iTunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
29:27
November 14, 2020
Relaxing your body, reducing stress
Relaxing your body, reducing stress
You might have been feeling stressed recently with events happening across the world or closer to home; a lot of that tension is manifested in our bodies without us being fully aware of it - that might be in your back, in your brow or simply in a general feeling of restlessness which could be interfering with your sleep. In this episode, I talk through how you can can use mindfulness to release tension within the body. Enjoy! Join the Facebook group for a chance to win a free place on the Plum Village mindfulness course:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
28:05
November 07, 2020
Social anxiety & getting embarrassed easily
Social anxiety & getting embarrassed easily
If you suffer from social anxiety then you might stress in advance about meeting up with people, feel anxiety about going out in public, have regular thoughts that you’ve said the wrong thing or worry what people think of you. This anxiety is common and can helped by practicing mindfulness. You can smile to your anxiety, unlock the door, invite them in, sit at the table and listen. Shutting difficult feelings out doesn’t work - accepting your feelings will reduce the impact on your wellbeing. Join the Facebook group for a chance to win a free place on my mindfulness course:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
26:20
October 30, 2020
How to deal with conflict
How to deal with conflict
When someone has hurt you, it can be tempting to say nothing because it’s not worth the quarrel. But bottling up anger isn’t good for your mental health or your peace - anger that lingers in your awareness becomes resentment, resentments leads to suffering for you and for others. Your feelings are important and should be listened to - practicing compassion meditation before the conversation can give you the confidence to express your feelings calmly and provide understanding of the other person’s perspective.  We have a Facebook group - if you find the podcast helpful, join and share:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Meditation can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
25:09
October 24, 2020
What is mindfulness?
What is mindfulness?
If you're new to mindfulness or already practice, refreshing the fundamentals every so often is worthwhile. Mindfulness is about the here and now - focusing 100% of your attention on whatever you’re doing, being present with whatever you’re experiencing. Trying to be calm or happy doesn’t work - chasing after things which will make us happy doesn’t tend to either. Practicing mindfulness doesn’t switch off difficult emotions but through regular practice it can help us to transform difficult feelings and limit the damage that anxiety, anger and sadness can do to ourselves and others. We have a Facebook group - if you find the podcast helpful, join and share:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Meditation  can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to share on Facebook and say hello! If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
33:13
October 17, 2020
Coping with loss / grief - losing the people we love and the end of relationships
Coping with loss / grief - losing the people we love and the end of relationships
We can lose people in different ways, sometimes someone close to us passes away or a relationship can come to an end. In both case we feel a sense of loss and grief - this is natural . Getting over the pain takes time and its normal to go through a process of remembrance before we we let them go. But we may find letting go difficult and our unwillingness to accept loss can cause us a great deal of suffering. Mindful awareness of our of our thoughts and feelings can support us to be in touch with our grief, ultimately transforming it. Meditating on impermanence can also help - like a cloud, we don't have a well defined beginning and ending. We are a continuance of those before and after. We have a Facebook group - if you find the podcast helpful, join and share:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Meditation  can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to  share on Facebook and say hello!   If you're on itunes / Apple Podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
24:37
October 10, 2020
You don't have to clear your mind! Other voices - Katie Sheen and Joseph Hamer
You don't have to clear your mind! Other voices - Katie Sheen and Joseph Hamer
There's lots of misconceptions about mindfulness - some people think it's about clearing your mind, thinking positively or that it takes a lot of practice to see the benefits. In this chat with my friend and yours, Katie Sheen,  we put to bed some of the myths that exist about mindfulness. Katie is a fully qualified teacher who has been practicing mindfulness in her own life for over sixteen years, including through cancer treatment in 2015. Katie teaches mindfulness courses and has created her own online course and app (links below). Free Breathworks self paced course to support through the crisis  Appreciating Windowsills app Katie's free Udemy Mindfulness for Anxiety course, now being watched by students in over 75 different countries! The Happiness Calendar can be accessed for free via Katie's home page I'm also joined by Joseph Hamer, author of Brain Awakes - his book is an activity guide for parents which teaches emotional regulation to children. In this episode, Joseph talks about dealing with anxiety and takes us through a 15 minute meditation. We end with a reading from Thich Nhat Hanh's book Happiness and a song - 'Easy' by the Commodores. That's why I'm easy.... I'm easy like Sunday morning... mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com We have a Facebook group - join and share this episode! https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for
01:03:47
October 07, 2020
Deep relaxation 2 - Gratitude body scan
Deep relaxation 2 - Gratitude body scan
A great way to reduce stress is to focus your awareness on what you can feel in your body - from tingling in your toes to tension in your brow. Scanning internally returns your consciousness to the present moment, letting go of anxieties about the future and regrets from the past. Feeling gratitude for the functions that different parts of our body provide also helps to improve our wellbeing - evidence shows that gratitude is a key trait of happy people.  We have a Facebook group - join and share this episode! https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Meditation  can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to  share on Facebook and say hello!   If you're on Apple podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
25:30
October 02, 2020
Mindfulness and how to be a 'real man'
Mindfulness and how to be a 'real man'
One thing I’ve noticed when practicing mindfulness with other people is that on average the group tends to be around two thirds women, one third men. I think part of the reason why men are less keen on mindfulness and meditation is that awareness / concentration on what you’re feeling. It’s something many of us are brought up to be uncomfortable with. Things are changing - which is great - but this varies from country to country, from region to region and from family to family. With a culture shift there’s always a backlash against it - and you see on social media people trying to define what a real man is and does. But to me, a real man - or just a kind person - is someone who is prepared to engage with their feelings, to accept their anger, fear and sadness so that they can transform it into peace. And living in peace they become more aware of the suffering of others and try to help them. We have a Facebook group - join and share this episode! https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Meditation  can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to  share on Facebook and say hello!   If you're on Apple podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
30:38
September 25, 2020
Prioritise your mental health - with guided mindfulness meditation
Prioritise your mental health - with guided mindfulness meditation
Looking after your wellbeing is the most important thing that you can do to make the world a more peaceful place - when you're stressed you have more difficult interactions with others, they impact others and so on. So how do you prioritise your mental health? Through the choices you make in every moment, and these can be big, life-changing decisions and the little decisions we face in every moment.  For example when considering a new job, we might look at it and say that it’s stressful and long hours, but a good step in our career and will lead to us being happy - at some point. But another option could allow us to enjoy our career and won’t take us away from the things that are good for our mental health like our family, friends and mindful activities. By making our peace the top criteria in our big and little decisions, we can lead more peaceful and happier lives. We have a Facebook group - join and share this episode! https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Meditation  can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to  share on Facebook and say hello!   If you're on Apple podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
25:56
September 19, 2020
How to meditate part 3 - Breathing
How to meditate part 3 - Breathing
Why does mindfulness practice focus so much on the breath? We spend most of our lives breathing, so every moment is an opportunity to return to the present moment, let go of our worries and focus on our inbreath and outbreath.  We can do this anywhere / anytime and by regularly returning to our breath we can live calmer, happier lives. We have a Facebook group - join and share this episode! https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Meditation  can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to  share on Facebook and say hello!   If you're on Apple podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
23:57
September 12, 2020
Facing injustice with peace - with guided mindfulness meditation
Facing injustice with peace - with guided mindfulness meditation
We see injustice around us every day; discrimination, bullying and exploitation are commonplace. We have a responsibility to use our voice to highlight injustice and reduce the suffering of others. But in shining a light we can speak out of anger - we're often told we should be angry or to "get angry". We should acknowledge our anger, listen and accept it, but acting directly on anger (even when we believe we're right) can escalate  hate and violence. Speaking from peace can make our words heard, more powerful and ultimately have more impact in the world.  We have a Facebook group - join and share this episode! https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Meditation  can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to  share on Facebook and say hello!   If you're on Apple podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.
25:37
September 04, 2020
The Dog That Ate The Golf Ball
The Dog That Ate The Golf Ball
If you're struggling to deal with someone whose behaviour seems unreasonable it can be tough. It may be very difficult to understand why they behave the way they do and we might write them off a just being bad people. In reality, there aren't really bad people - just folks who have had a different set of experiences. Like a dog I grew up with on the farm... We have a Facebook group - join and share! https://www.facebook.com/groups/999461463825856/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for
23:31
August 28, 2020
How to Meditate Part 2: Think Less, Feel More - with guided mindfulness meditation
How to Meditate Part 2: Think Less, Feel More - with guided mindfulness meditation
Most of the time when we're working, gaming or watching TV we're barely aware that our body exists. We're so engrossed in what we're doing we don't notice our lungs absorbing the oxygen we need or our heart pumping blood around the body. The body is the easiest way to connect yourself to the present moment - if you find meditation difficult or have given up in the past, it's a great way to ease yourself into the practice. By noticing the movement as we breathe in and breathe out, the pressure of contact with the chair/floor and differences in temperature, we can let go of anxieties around the future and regrets from the past. It seems too easy to be true, but the opportunity for peace and calm exists in every moment.   Meditation  can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to  share on Facebook and say hello!   If you're on Apple podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life. Twitter - https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Email your questions / suggestions: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com rdCu820kgOHp3EbPsLdQ
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August 22, 2020
Speaking kindly Part 2: Awareness - with guided mindfulness meditation
Speaking kindly Part 2: Awareness - with guided mindfulness meditation
We all try our best to speak kindly to the people around us but during stressful periods we can sometimes get a bit snippy (especially if someone is clicking their pen repeatedly). Its OK to have a bad day - but we can limit the impact of our grumpiness by regularly checking in with how we're feeling and taking time to tend to our difficult feelings. Nothing is more important than your peace - and by working on your peace your words will be kinder, making the world a better place.  Meditation  can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to  share on Facebook and say hello!   If you're on Apple podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life. Twitter - https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Email your questions / suggestions: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com
25:22
August 14, 2020
Letting go of health anxiety and hypochondria - with guided mindfulness meditation
Letting go of health anxiety and hypochondria - with guided mindfulness meditation
Its normal for us to worry about our health - we're evolved to be vigilant to danger. But when that vigilance spills over into constant worrying we need to be aware and be kind to ourselves. The roots of our anxiety lie can lie in the past but the small things we do every day (like looking up symptoms) can water the seeds of fear and drive our suffering. Accepting impermanence is key to living a calm, happy life - just as we never swim in the same river twice, we are changing all the time. Meditation  can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to  share on Facebook and say hello!   If you're on Apple podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life. Twitter - https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for Email your questions / suggestions: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com 
25:56
August 08, 2020
Watering the seeds of joy and peace - with guided mindfulness meditation
Watering the seeds of joy and peace - with guided mindfulness meditation
In previous episodes, we've discussed how the roots of our anxiety, anger and sadness can lie in past experiences and how seeing what drives these emotions gives us the insight to let go of our suffering. Just as important though, is to look at the choices we make every day which have a huge influence over how we feel. When we hold onto resentments or consume unhealthy things we water the seeds of anger and fear. However, being aware of our choice, choosing to be kind with our thoughts, our voice and our actions, we can water the seeds of joy and freedom, building a peaceful, happy life for ourselves.  Email your questions on mindfulness: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Meditation  can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to  share on Facebook and say hello!   If you're on Apple podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life. Twitter - https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaun-at-mindfulness-for-beginners-7b79a019b/
25:20
August 01, 2020
Speaking kindly to the people we love pt 1 - with guided meditation
Speaking kindly to the people we love pt 1 - with guided meditation
Sharing a home with the people we love, we can sometimes speak less kindly than we intend in moments of disagreement. When we feel anger, we can choose not to speak, allowing ourselves time to cool off. We can breathe, we can walk and we can spend time attempting to understand the circumstances that lead to the other person's point of view. Meditation is a great way for us to reaffirm our intention to speak kindly to others, to listen and to seek to relieve suffering. Using Thich Nhat Hanh's fourth mindfulness training, we can transform anger and fear into understanding, helping us to live happier, calmer lives. Email your questions on mindfulness: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Meditation  can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to  share on Facebook and say hello!   If you're on Apple podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life. Twitter - https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaun-at-mindfulness-for-beginners-7b79a019b/
25:56
July 26, 2020
How to Meditate Part 1 - How do I clear my mind?
How to Meditate Part 1 - How do I clear my mind?
The most common question I get asked about mindfulness and meditation is "how do I clear my mind?" or "what do I do if I'm having lots of thoughts?" Some people say they can't meditate because of these thoughts. This is normal - noone can keep their mind clear for an extended period and the goal of meditation and mindfulness isn't to clear the mind. If there is an "aim", it's simply to be present with whatever you're experiencing in the present moment. Sometimes our mind is busy - we can breathe and observe this, watching the thoughts like clouds passing overhead. With practice and time, the space between thoughts can increase and we can spend more time in the present moment. Share on Facebook! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mindfulness-for-beginners/id1493806566 Twitter - https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaun-at-mindfulness-for-beginners-7b79a019b/
24:22
July 19, 2020
How to stop beating yourself up - with guided meditation
How to stop beating yourself up - with guided meditation
We can sometimes be our harshest critic, beating ourselves up for minor errors that other people don't even notice. If this is a common occurrence for you, mindfulness can help to reduce your suffering.  The Buddhist tradition talks about the idea of the 'second arrow' - the first are everyday events or thoughts that cause us pain, while the second is our reaction to it. Often the second arrow can hurt us more than the first; but by being present with our difficult thoughts - even angry, negative thoughts towards ourselves - we can transform our suffering into happiness and learn to be kind to ourselves as we would to a friend in pain. Email your questions on mindfulness: mindfulnessforbeginners@protonmail.com Meditation  can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to  share on Facebook and say hello!   If you're on Apple podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life. Twitter - https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaun-at-mindfulness-for-beginners-7b79a019b/
26:37
July 03, 2020
Starting your day calm and happy - with gratitude guided meditation
Starting your day calm and happy - with gratitude guided meditation
We all like a lazy start to the day now and then but starting your day grounded in the present moment can set the tone for the rest of the day - stretching, having a ritual around your tea / coffee and mindful eating are great ways to start the day. Practicing mindfulness meditation first thing in the morning can also carry a sense of peace through the rest of your day. You can focus this on your breath, your body or gratitude for the simple everyday things we take for granted. Meditation  can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to  share with others and say hello!   If you're on Apple podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life. Twitter - https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaun-at-mindfulness-for-beginners-7b79a019b/
24:38
June 28, 2020
Learning to love yourself part 2: Accepting who you are - with guided meditation
Learning to love yourself part 2: Accepting who you are - with guided meditation
Copy link to share on Facebook > shorturl.at/kqtuG We can all be hard on ourselves sometimes; we may think that we're not living up to our own or other people's expectations. But you don't need to be any more than you are - you have a good and compassionate nature. By getting comfortable with who we are, we need less affirmation from the people around us, reducing strain on relationships and making for a calmer, happier life.  Meditation  can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to  share with others and say hello!   If you're on Apple podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life. Twitter - https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaun-at-mindfulness-for-beginners-7b79a019b/
24:55
June 07, 2020
Calming your mind before sleep - with guided meditation
Calming your mind before sleep - with guided meditation
Insomnia can have a hugely detrimental effect on your mental health, especially if you regularly miss sleep. When we lie awake at night, we can frequently have stressful thoughts that prevent us from relaxing enough to drop off - meditating before bedtime can help to accept and let go of these difficult thoughts and feelings. Reducing caffeine and screen time along with regular mindfulness practice can help you sleep soundly and have happier days.  Meditation  can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to  share with others and say hello!   If you're on Apple podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life. Twitter - https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaun-at-mindfulness-for-beginners-7b79a019b/
29:14
June 05, 2020
Focus on your peace; you have more impact on the world than you know - with guided meditation
Focus on your peace; you have more impact on the world than you know - with guided meditation
You may have heard mindfulness / meditation being called selfish - its easy to see how sitting with your eyes closed breathing might seem detached from the needs of others. However, we affect other people with every word we say, every action we take and every choice we make. Without being peaceful ourselves, the ripples we send out to the world may not be as positive as we would hope. By coming back to the present moment and bringing our mind and body together we can become more compassionate and build a kinder world. Meditation  can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to  share with others and say hello!   If you're on Apple podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life. Twitter - https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaun-at-mindfulness-for-beginners-7b79a019b/
27:04
May 31, 2020
How to stop procrastinating and achieve your goals - with guided meditation
How to stop procrastinating and achieve your goals - with guided meditation
Use this link to share on Facebook!  shorturl.at/fKW56 Everyone procrastinates - you might have tasks for work or school we're dreading and have been putting off. Its important to be aware in the moment when this happens, sit with the thoughts you're having and get to the root of what is driving your avoidance. A lot of the time we can be afraid to fail, in our own eyes and the eyes of others. By sitting with our insecurity, accepting it and becoming comfortable we can overcome our fear of failure and start to do what we've always wanted. Meditation  can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to  share with others and say hello!   If you're on Apple podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life. Twitter - https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaun-at-mindfulness-for-beginners-7b79a019b/
25:28
May 29, 2020
Learning to love yourself part 1 - with guided meditation
Learning to love yourself part 1 - with guided meditation
If you enjoy, use this link to share on Facebook! shorturl.at/cgrT0 All of us can struggle with our self-esteem, particularly how we look - there are always aspects of ourselves that we wish were different. We can support our wellbeing by becoming more aware of the negative thoughts we have about our own appearance rather than avoiding them; looking deeply into the roots of why we feel this way will free us from our insecurities. Our bodies are amazing - by focusing on what makes them great we can let go of negative views and enjoy simply being alive. Meditation  can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to  share with others and say hello!   If you're on Apple podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life. Twitter - https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaun-at-mindfulness-for-beginners-7b79a019b/
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May 26, 2020
Letting go of hunger and cravings - with guided meditation
Letting go of hunger and cravings - with guided meditation
If you've tried giving up smoking or cutting back on calories you know how difficult dealing with cravings can be. Most of the time we try to distract ourselves - but this can end up making them worse. By being present with our thinking and accepting the associated feeling we can break the connection between the initial thoughts and acting to satisfy the desire, increasing our chances of long term wellbeing. Meditation  can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to  share with others and say hello!   If you're on Apple podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life. Twitter - https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaun-at-mindfulness-for-beginners-7b79a019b/
24:39
May 22, 2020
Compassion is an essential quality for leaders - guided mindfulness meditation
Compassion is an essential quality for leaders - guided mindfulness meditation
You may have heard "you have to be tough to lead." Its true that making difficult decisions does require a certain amount of resilience - but compassion is critical for good leaders to understand the consequences of the decisions they make and look after the wellbeing of their people. If you've previously ruled yourself out for not being tough enough to lead you may ask yourself - is it really you that needs to change? Meditation  can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to  share with others and say hello!   If you're on Apple podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life. Twitter - https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaun-at-mindfulness-for-beginners-7b79a019b/
25:54
May 16, 2020
Is cabin fever leading to friction with your loved ones during lockdown? With guided mindfulness meditation
Is cabin fever leading to friction with your loved ones during lockdown? With guided mindfulness meditation
During lockdown you and your loved ones may be occasionally butting heads. Its important to realise that the roots of this friction can be the stress of the situation rather than the argument itself - so looking after your daily mental health is critical, including sleep, exercise and regular meditation. It can also be helpful to take time for yourself, particularly if conversations have become heated. Allowing a few hours for tempers to cool before discussing can help you to reach a resolution and live together peacefully. Meditation  can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to  share with others and say hello!   If you're on Apple podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life. Twitter - https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaun-at-mindfulness-for-beginners-7b79a019b/
26:12
May 10, 2020
Letting go of stress from work and school - with guided mindfulness meditation
Letting go of stress from work and school - with guided mindfulness meditation
Work and school can be sources of joy and fulfilment but can also be stressful at times. We may have too much on our plate, put ourselves under too much pressure or have difficult relationships to deal with. We may not feel that we have time to stop, but when feeling overwhelmed this is exactly what we need to do - stop and breathe. By taking a break from 'doing' and practicing 'being' we can reduce our stress and get new perspective on our challenges. Meditation  can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to  share with others and say hello!   If you're on Apple podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life. Twitter - https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaun-at-mindfulness-for-beginners-7b79a019b/
24:32
May 07, 2020
Mindfulness made easy - reduce your stress anytime, anywhere with these five simple meditations
Mindfulness made easy - reduce your stress anytime, anywhere with these five simple meditations
Its not always easy to find the time to meditate, so getting your ten minutes a day can be really challenging. However, you can integrate mindfulness into your daily life by learning simple techniques that you can use anytime, anywhere: focusing on your breath, a counting meditation, meditation of mind, meditation of body and listening meditation. Learning and practising these these easy techniques will reduce your stress in the short term and could make a significant difference to your mental health in the long term. Meditation  can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to  share with others and say hello!   If you're on Apple podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life. Twitter - https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaun-at-mindfulness-for-beginners-7b79a019b/
23:28
May 05, 2020