This week, tune in to a short Tibetan Singing Bowl meditation on the new Mindful Life podcast, hosted on Spotify.
This meditation introduces the resonant sound of a Tibetan singing bowl which is used as an anchor to the present moment. Click here to meditate.
This month, I am launching the Mindful Life podcast on Spotify.
As host, I will be sharing practices, hints and tips on how to bring mindfulness into your daily life. As many of you already know, coming to mindfulness out of sheer need, my approach is no-nonsense and refreshingly simple. So tune in, sit back...and breathe.
This week, you can find short meditations and a trailer audio as to how I got involved in the practice.
Check it out here and let me know what subjects you would like me to cover.
Enjoy and breathe!
Love Gill x
This week, The Daisy Garland launched its latest charity film "A Journey of Hope" featuring some of the families they support whose children have drug-resistant epilepsy. The film showcases the impact of the ketogenic diet, their Growing Shoots project, mindfulness and their night-time breathing monitor programme. This campaign aims to provide 46 babies and children with night-time monitors. Please watch and share.
The Body Scan Meditation is a central practice of mindfulness and helps us to connect with our bodies. It is particularly useful when our minds feel scattered. We can use our bodies and sensations that arise as an anchor to our present moment experience which in turn can help to calm the mind.
Try this short body scan meditation recorded by Gillian Higgins and notice how you feel. Click here to begin.
Grow without rushing
Accept help from others
Embrace the ups and downs
Letting go is a long term project
Take your time with big decisions
Throw away the idea of perfection
Gratitude supports a balanced mind
Double down on what you are good at
Stay connected to those who lift you up
Embracing flexibility helps you reach goals
Say no often, this is how you stay focused.
Next month, Everyday Mindfulness will be launching a brand new candle collection to tie in with this season's mellow fruitfulness.
The first Everyday Mindfulness candle - PRESENCE - combines earthy patchouli with cedarwood and evergreen pine needle to create a relaxing blend and promote a sense of serenity and fresh woodland strolls.
The range is made in England with 100% soy wax and fragrances that invite presence, calm and serenity.
Week 5: Mindfulness and Sleep
This week’s theme was mindfulness and how it can help us to sleep better for longer. After exploring some of the common obstacles to getting a good night’s sleep, we looked at several mindfulness practices that can help to calm the body and soothe the mind. I have included a few links to similar practices for you to try this week below.
In essence, the practice of mindfulness helps us to activate our ‘rest and digest’ nervous system and encourages us to let go of worries, thoughts and rumination that often take hold when we want to sleep. As Dr Shelby Harris explains, “Mindfulness can quiet the brain and allow for deeper sleep…It can set the stage for sleep by allowing you to be more aware of your thoughts and to be able to let go of those anxieties instead of getting stuck on them.” She explains that “Strengthening your ‘mind muscle’ through daily practice helps you better recognise the...
In the lead up to the launch of the Everyday Mindfulness website, you can now watch my video seminars from the first two weeks of the new 8-week online course. Simply click here to take a look.
Each week, you will learn how mindfulness can help you to feel less stressed, reduce your anxiety, improve your focus, grow your self-compassion and enjoy a greater sense of well-being. You will explore different benefits of mindfulness from managing your inner critical voice to improving your ability to focus, from boosting your resilience to managing conflict.
To find out more about the course, visit the website and get in touch for corporate and personal discounts.