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Monthly Meditation Circle

Monthly Meditation Circle

Join our monthly meditation circle to learn how meditation can improve your health and wellbeing, to reduce stress, lower blood pressure and much more.

Enjoy learning different meditation techniques to help you bring meditation into your daily life.

£5.00 in advance or £7.00 on the door.

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for the teachers who do this day in day out, it did also make me wonder whether conventional school rooms are totally outdated for children this young?

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Sleep Deprivation

Sleep Deprivation

One of the most common complaints a client will tell me about is that they are sleeping badly, whether it has been triggered by an emotional event, stress at work, too much alcohol or something you have always lived with, sleep deprivation is thoroughly miserable.

Anyone who has had more than one sleepless night in a row will fully understand why sleep deprivation has been used as a form of torture in the past. When we have a poor sleeping pattern our mental and physical health quickly begins to suffer, studies have shown that even minor periods of sleep deprivation can lead to and / or increase your risk of:

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3 Ways Meditation Changed my Life

3 Ways Meditation Changed my Life

2015-05-24 13.31.32Five years or so ago, I had never knowingly meditated in my life, I was stressed, anxious, unwell and unhappy. I felt as though my life had spiraled out of all control and I had absolutely no idea what I wanted nor who I was. As I looked around my life, I knew I had actively participated in every single part of it’s creation, the people I had chosen to be with, the house I so happily purchased, the qualifications I had worked so hard for. I had certainly taken part in every aspect of it and yet I felt as though it had all just appeared one day and I was completely disconnected from it. 

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Tune in

Tune in

From the day we are born we are told that we should listen to others, whether it’s doing what our parents tell us, teachers, police, doctors or people who are ‘older and wiser’, we are born believing that other people know what is better for us than we do. After all, they’re older, more experienced, more intelligent.

The thing is, we are all born with an inbuilt compass. An internal guide that is designed to steer us on the right path, keep us safe and help us make the best and healthiest choices for our life’s journey. We can all think of times where we have had a strong ‘gut instinct’ that we should or shouldn’t do something, we may not be able to reason why we have such a strong feeling but the times we have, and haven’t, followed this feeling are likely to be pretty defining.

However, as we grow older and believe we should seek the advice and opinions of others in everything we do, we tend to drown out that inner guide, that small voice that tries to steer us. Living a life where you are constantly seeking the advice and opinion of others often results in a great deal of unhappiness as you are making choices for you based upon other people’s life experiences. Nobody knows what is the best path for you like you do.

If you find that you are on a path where you have drowned out your inner voice, there are ways you can tune back in and reconnect to it, these are three of my favourite ways.

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Why Meditate?

Why Meditate?

I firmly believe one of the most positive things you can do to take control of your own health and happiness is to meditate regularly. In Eastern cultures, meditation is often recommended by medical professionals when ailments start to arise and it is not hard to understand why.

Here is a whistle stop tour of five of the benefits of meditation, there are of course so many more!

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