Tag: joy

Happiness isn’t for the fainthearted

Happiness isn’t for the fainthearted

I’ve spoken many times about how happiness must not be seen as the reward we get for achieving something; money, status, family, awards … whatever you desire will never bring you the gift of happiness with it. Happiness is something we have to choose, just like we chose what clothes to wear and what food to eat, we can also choose what mood we want to be in.  

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Teaching Children Meditation

Teaching Children Meditation

2015-10-15 21.31.32Last week I was invited to talk to two groups of primary school children in a Cardiff school. They were studying ‘Happiness’ and were also looking at what possible career options were available to them.

The children were years 1 and 2 so a bundle of wonderful excitement and energy wrapped in the bodies of 5 and 6 year olds! When I arrived, I took the youngest class first and was instantly amazed at how any teacher can possibly keep these balls of energy sat in a circle for more than a minute or two. Whilst every child was incredibly well behaved, they were, quite rightly, buzzing with excitement and as I looked to the left side of the circle to ask them to try and be quiet and sit still, the right side of the circle began wriggling and giggling. It was like trying to spin 30 plates! Whilst I have so much admiration for the teachers who do this day in day out, it did also make me wonder whether conventional school rooms are totally outdated for children this young?

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Becoming an Holistic Therapist – Part One

Becoming an Holistic Therapist – Part One

As a passionate teacher, I often teach people skills and techniques which help them to find their passion or purpose in life. One of the most common questions I therefore get, is how do I become a (holistic) therapist or set up my own practice?

Whilst there is no definite path to becoming a therapist, I can advise how I found my path. There are many key steps that I have taken to build Beam, this blog introduces the first five. A further blog will go deeper into more steps.

1. Follow your joy

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