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Mindfulness

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Rebekka Johnston | January 26 2018 | | Tags: , , ,
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Generally speaking, mindfulness is the ability to be fully present in the moment. This is achieved through an awareness of and appreciation for our inner sensations and feelings, along with our experiences of the external world. While this sounds like a relatively simple task, it can be surprisingly difficult to accomplish. Often, we find that […]

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Count Your Blessings

Meaningful Life | Posted by Sam Henson | August 15 2016 | | Tags: , , , , , , ,
Giving Gratitude and being grateful

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom” – Marcel Proust   Gratitude is defined as the appreciation of what is valuable and meaningful to you. The concept has received increased attention and research over the last number of years and has […]

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Mind Over Matter – Mindful Exercise

Mindful Exercise

While we all understand the benefits which regular exercise can provide our bodies, less emphasis is placed on the benefits of Mindful Exercising. Many people utilise exercise as a form of mindful meditation in itself (e.g. running or walking) in order to distance themselves from stress or daily issues. While this is productive, there are many […]

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Home Away from Home at Your Workspace

Clean Workspace

Home is where the heart is. For many people spending up to 80% of their week behind a workspace does not stir up thoughts of relaxation. With the added drive of needing to complete a job thoughts concerning the feng-shui (if you will) of your workspace rarely receives enough attention. Spring Clean! Consider the rationale behind a […]

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A Time for Reflection

“The unexamined life isn’t worth living, behind every experience there is room for interpretation of the meaning of that experience” Socrates WHAT DOES THE RESEARCH SAY? The word reflection stems from the Latin root reflex or later reflexio which means to ‘bend back’. The concept and process of looking back on what one has experienced […]

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Letting Loose with Mindfulness Practice

“Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; live the actual moment. Only this moment is life.” – Thich Nhat Hanh   What were you thinking about as you took your shower today? Were you fully aware […]

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Spring Clean

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Sam Henson | June 22 2016 | | Tags: , , , ,

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” – William Morris   There is a reason why “Spring Cleaning” has been a habit around for centuries. Whether it’s your desk in work or your entire house, it helps us clear out and prepare both our […]

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Colour Me Calm

Contrary to what you may think, the art of colouring in is not just something for those under the age of ten to do, it is fast becoming the latest craze amongst stressed and anxious adults. Every day we look for ways to escape our strict deadlines and fully packed schedules in order to recapture […]

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These Little Town Blues, Are Melting Away…

The science says that music can give us the same happy hit as a class A drug… If so, how can we be best use music to melt those little town blues? Before I became a psychologist I sang jazz. For ten years I witnessed the seemingly magical effect that music can have over people, […]

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Mindfulness meditation

Mindful Scenic Picture

Mindfulness is basically the act of being aware of your current experience, and encapsulates practices that promote our awareness of the moment. Its practice emanates from that of Buddhist monks who used such techniques. One can be mindful doing a multitude of activities, but common ways of cultivating the practice are through yoga and mindfulness […]

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