A Mindful Walk

Do you ever have days when you are feeling really low and can’t even get out of bed? Well I was having one of these mornings. I decided to make a cup of coffee in the hope that this would ‘fix me’ and I took it back to bed along with my laptop. I knew I had work to do Read More

Prince William Announces Launch of Online ‘Mental Health at Work’ Gateway

You may be surprised to hear that a major study into workplace wellbeing by the mental health charity Mind  has revealed that 48 per cent of the 44,000 employees surveyed said they have experienced a mental health problem in their current job. One of the major concerns is that people do not feel comfortable to share their mental wellbeing with their Read More

Mindfulness for Parents

Feeling worn out, emotional, overwhelmed, gritting your teeth, unable to enjoy time with your child, no time for yourself? Parenthood is a most precious gift, yet all too often with the demands of modern day life, we are unable to enjoy being a parent and the wonders of our children.  We have so many things to do that we get caught Read More

Mindfulness Research Evidence

There is growing research evidence, which clearly identifies the benefits of practising mindfulness in a wide range of people – both children and adults. Mindfulness has shown to help with anxiety, depression and pain and to be as effective in reducing recurrence of depression as anti-depressants. MRI scans show that after an eight-week mindfulness course there are changes in the Read More

Health and Social Care – MindfulnessTraining Event – Manchester

Every year colleagues from the Manchester Catholic Education Partnership (MANCEP) meet in curriculum groups for training and networking.  This year the Health and Social Care Department at Loreto Sixth Form College invited Health and Social Care teachers from Xaverian Sixth Form College to attend a Mindfulness Training event at their college campus in Hulme, Manchester. We had a full morning Read More

SAGE Staff Wellbeing

The global company SAGE is at the forefront when looking after their staff wellbeing.  They recently held a company wellbeing week, of which we were pleased to be a part of at their Salford Quays office. We provided a one-hour lunchtime mindfulness session to a team of Technical Advisors, Team Managers and Site Managers.  None of them had participated in Read More

Workplace Healthcare

We had the pleasure of delivering mindfulness as part of a Health and Wellbeing Day organised by Workplace Healthcare.  We were greeted and made to feel welcome by the very friendly staff who had been treated to a variety of well-being activities, including massage.  Some arrived at our session already feeling relaxed. The previous experience of the staff was mixed; Read More

Two Wonderful Mindfulness Days

We spent two wonderful days at Gorse Hill Primary School delivering mindfulness to children, parents, and staff. We began each session by introducing ‘Stepping out of Autopilot’ and looking at something with a ‘Beginner’s Mind’. We wrapped Maltesers in foil and asked the children to examine this object very closely before allowing them to eat it. We asked them to Read More

Teacher Wellbeing Day

We had the pleasure of introducing mindfulness to the amazing staff at Green Fold Special School, Farnworth, Bolton as part of their Health and Wellbeing Day. The staff had no idea that they would be scrutinising a raisin that morning but that’s exactly what they did as we talked about stepping out of autopilot. We live so much of our Read More