Holding a safe space in your meditation group

Holding a safe space in your meditation group

Holding a space that contains a felt sense of safety and connection is a special gift we can share with our students. It’s what we aim for in our groups, so how do we achieve it?  Facilitating a meditation group involves more than simply guiding specific meditations...
Is your “happy place” really a happy place?

Is your “happy place” really a happy place?

In my role as a meditation teacher, I’m privy to many assumptions about the practice. Such assumptions are most frequently expressed when I’m invited into a workplace, where, not surprisingly, I’m bound to share the room with a number of sceptics. Typically, such...
Meditation and the authentic self

Meditation and the authentic self

In an era when it is becoming increasingly evident to quantify that meditation reduces stress and supports mental and physical health, there is another value proposition that is also worth considering. Although not as easy to measure, meditation appears to also allow...
Four meditation superpowers – why meditation matters

Four meditation superpowers – why meditation matters

The real point that meditation addresses, and that makes it quite relevant and universal, is this: You have a mind but you are not the boss of your mind, often your mind is the boss. Your mind is your most valuable asset. What’s going on in your mind can make you...
Music as meditation – the power of sound

Music as meditation – the power of sound

Music is the great mantra tradition of our own culture and I’m including in this all the different kinds of music we hear each day – popular, jazz, rock, classical, dance, rap, military and film music. The word music is derived from the word muse which means “to...
The matter of mind

The matter of mind

How often do we stop to consider that magnificent faculty – our mind? Tucked away somewhere within our marvellous human brain, somehow there dwells our mind – the centre of our thinking. Are the thoughts that we’re thinking good thoughts or otherwise? Are they...
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