The Gap Chart is a very simple model of the mind. From our environment, we get various sensations – the light reflected off the paper you’re reading this on, the sounds around you, the feeling of the chair you’re sitting in, maybe some lingering tastes from what you last ate or drank,…. Each of these sensations has […]
I had an email from a subscriber to my email list recently. The writer, let’s call him “Jim”, wrote that, “My biggest challenge is self-compassion and self-kindness. I’m great at giving it to others but not myself.” Isn’t that so common? In case you’re in the same situation, I thought you might like to see the resources […]
Being on holiday: being fully there
Photo by Jude Beck on UnsplashSo it’s finally happening. You’ve managed to get the time off work, travelled to this wonderful destination, and you’re on holiday! All you want to do is enjoy the place, the special people you’re with, and this moment…. you’re just starting to relax into it and….. “Bing!” you find yourself thinking about work. Maybe something […]
Double the Value of your Holiday!
We normally think of mindfulness as an antidote to the difficult things in life. But it’s also relevant when things are going well, for example on holiday. You see, our minds are wandering about 47% of the time. We pay good money to go away and get the finest experiences – the place, the weather, the food, and […]
Mindfulness Makes You Stronger
There’s a popular image of Mindfulness, that it’s about retreating inside yourself, quietening down and generally being rather feeble. But I disagree. So do the US Marines – their Mindfulness-based Mental Fitness Training programmes achieve excellent results. Many organisations disagree too. Google, eBay, EY, HSBC, the UK Parliament, the UK National Health Service, Unilever, KPMG, Microsoft, Bupa, […]