Mindfulness and Heartfulness – engaging with the world

Mindfulness starts with awareness and the ability to be present to whatever is helping us to live with more ease and choice with whatever are the circumstances of our life.  Heartfulness on the other hand  builds on mindfulness and evokes a response in us –  calling us to loving action in the world. For some…

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Supporting wellbeing and happiness within Social Care/ Disability Sector

‘We cannot stop the waves but we can learn to surf’ Jon Kabat Zinn Supporting Social Care Organisations with governance, management and ongoing developments in good practice especially through times of transition. Mindful Facilitation Experience in supporting Social Care I have over twenty year’s experience in supporting Social Care organisations in Ireland. Building on my…

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Mindfulness at Work….no time, no time

  I’m way too busy….for Mindfulness at Work I have recently completed some consultancy work with a large disability organisation  that is undergoing a significant change management process with all of the business and stress that comes with that. People working in all levels of the organisation are stretched – doing more, coping with change,…

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Stress – an integral part of our lives


Recently I have been teaching a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course ( MBSR), at the heart of which is an understanding of stress as a reality, and a useful resource to us humans if we can only  shift our ways of dealing with it, even slightly. Jon Kabat Zinn wrote about stress in his ground…

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Three little steps to a more Mindful You


Mindfulness meditation – with its roots in buddhism, its track record in stress reduction through Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Programmes, and its increasing role in business through Mindful Leadership modules in MBA programmes, appears here to stay. We can say it works, not only because of the work of neuroscientists who show us how…

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A Mindfulness Moment for Spring

Spring is arriving to those of us in the Northern Hemisphere ….gardens coming to life, birds singing, and sunshine brightening our days even amidst the uncertain weather of late March, all contributing to a sense of new life and increased energy. For those of us living our lives in busy 21st century ways though our…

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Mindful Facilitation – an Oxymoran ?

As a facilitator I am often challenged to explain exactly what it is that I do inMindful Facilitation. I recently saw a great youtube video prepared by Pinfish for the International Institute for facilitation and Change, which really caught my eye. It suggests that effective Facilitators fulfil at least three roles when working with a…

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Happiness – our search for the Awakened Life

Happiness – our search for the Awakened Life Map to the Awakened Life Practise Presence………enlightenment happens by accident but practising mindfulness makes us accident prone Learn the art of surrender……we cannot control the events and circumstances or people in our lives, we can learn to respond more resourceful to that which we cannot control through…

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