Resources: general public
This section contains mindfulness and meditation resources for the general public.
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How to assess a mindfulness teacher
Nowadays a commercialised form of Mindfulness has become popular and it has been referred to disparagingly as McMindfulness. It is difficult to distinguish this type of opportunism from people genuinely trying to spread the benefits of mindfulness widely to areas such as the corporate sector, sporting teams and the armed forces. If we are being truly compassionate and believe in equal opportunity then there is no reason why these people would need or deserve mindfulness any less than those working in schools and hospitals. So the question is:
How can you tell if a mindfulness teacher is right for you?
The Mindful Check-In
Helping you to tune into yourself and how you are in the present moment, this technique is a simple method you can employ any time any where. It will help you to switch your mind effectively between different situations such as walking into important meetings, between the office and home...
When we use techniques of whitewash or distraction without acknowledging the original distress, it will almost inevitably lead to increased distress. We can then be left with a sense that the original feeling was not real or valid. The suppression of an emotion without allowing it to be processed will usually result in increased muscle tension and internal physical stress.
How can this mindfulness technique help you in this situation?
Mindfulness can make work more rewarding and enjoyable. It can help us to better deal with ambiguity and pressure, as well as become more efficient, creative and better transformational leaders. In addition, it can also help us to better manage stress and look after our work-life balance. See how you can incorporate mindfulness into your workplace here.
Much has been written about the benefits of mindfulness for people suffering a whole array of medical and psychiatric conditions. But what about the carers - those people who devote their lives to caring for the dying sick and disabled? This article explores the challenges that carers face and how a practical mindfulness exercise can help.
Mindfulness for Men
There is a great deal of evidence that mindfulness is of great benefit to men’s health. However, mindfulness can be easily dismissed as a woman’s activity. How can you convince your beloved partner, husband, boyfriend, uncle, father, grandfather, brother … to participate and benefit from mindfulness? This article will be a good start for you.