Posts Categorized: Mindfulness

Relaxed, calm and clear

A checklist for meditation Does your body feel more relaxed? Has you mind settled so that your emotions feel stiller and more calm? Do you have a sense of having more room – of space, of feeling clearer – so that your mind is not so cramped and tight? These are the three signs of… Read more »

The Four Streams of Meditation

Did you know that there are actually four streams in the meditation tradition? They form a complete package containing all the different ways you can apply the skill of meditation. Calm and concentration Calming your mind is where it all starts – finding and holding your mental and emotional balance. Your body relaxes and your… Read more »

The Skeptical Psychiatrist – a conversation with Dr Jon Jureidini

Listen to a lively discussion (MC’d by Michelle Tatyzo) featuring Dr Jon Jureidini and Dr Graham Williams talking about the use (or over use) of prescription drugs to manage emotional states. All drugs have side effects, do the benefits of a drug intervention outweigh the costs? Are there alternatives to drugs? Can meditation be a… Read more »

Well-being, personal development and spiritual growth

There are three completely different ways in which you can use the incredibly versatile tool of meditation, and they have very different goals and outcomes. Firstly, over the last 30 years or so, mindfulness meditation has been shown conclusively to be a very valuable complement to therapy when used skilfully and wisely. For example it… Read more »

Living Mindfully

Western psychology has increasingly found the Buddhist training in mindfulness to be very effective in reducing stress, enhancing emotional intelligence, increasing self-awareness and learning how to handle painful thoughts and feelings. What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is the practise of bringing the skills of meditation into daily life so that you can keep your cool in… Read more »