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Mindfulness

MINDFULNESS & COMPASSION

‘At the heart of finding the patience and presence to be compassionate with others lies the ability to feel true compassion for oneself. Use of the rational mind may help us to recognize, in theory at least, that […]

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SIMPLE GROUNDING RITUAL

There’s no getting away from the fact that in times of high stress, it is difficult to prioritise our personal wellbeing. But, it is when faced with these challenging situations that looking after your mental […]

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10 WAYS TO FALL ASLEEP

Do you find yourself struggling to sleep at night, helplessly trying to clear your mind only to watch the hours slip by? You aren’t alone. In our current hectic and non-stop world, drifting off isn’t […]

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SLOW DOWN YOUR BUSY MIND

The festive season is of course a time for celebration and joyousness, but it can also be a very anxious and emotional period for many of us. More than ever, you should be taking some […]

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MASALA CHAI TEA RECIPE

When life gets busy, we have a tendency to feel guilty for taking a break. But this needn’t be the case. In fact, taking just a little bit of time out every day can significantly […]

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A GUIDED BODY SCAN

You may wish to write a few notes after this exercise and, as you practise it, whether daily or weekly, your experience may change over time. To do this mindful exercise, you need a chair and […]

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BREATH AWARENESS EXERCISE

To help you achieve the best sleep possible, we’re giving you a breath awareness exercise from sleep and energy expert, Dr Nerina Ramlakhan’s The Little Book of Sleep. This breath work is a simple tool you […]

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CLEAR YOUR HEAD GUIDED MEDITATION

Bestselling author, psychotherapist and mindfulness teacher, Dr Patrizia Collard teaches that incorporating just a few very simple mindfulness practices into your day can help prevent and overcome anxiety, stress and depression.  In her latest book, The […]

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MINDFULNESS MYTHBUSTERS

Mindfulness is really simple to explain. It is the act of paying attention to our direct experience as it unfolds in the present moment and without judgement. But there are a lot of misconceptions about […]

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BALLOON BREATHING EXERCISE

Duration: 1–5 minutes, depending on you/your child’s age and ability to engage and concentrate. What you will need: your breathing body, a bell or chime (optional). This is a really helpful practice that you can […]

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EIGHT TOP TIPS FOR MANAGING YOUR TIME

‘I’m crazy busy’ seems to be the modern catch cry. Try these simple strategies to manage your time. There are no surprises here – time is a fixed entity, but the good news is that […]

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WIN A DEPARTMENT STORE FOR THE MIND BOOK BUNDLE

For your chance to WIN all four Department Store for the Mind books: Walking in the Rain, Washing Up is Good For You, As You Are and Four-Legged Therapy, simply email publicity@octopusbooks.co.uk  with ‘NOURISH & INSPIRE’ […]

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