Monthly Archives: November 2012

re-blog Christian Mindfulness-Lectio Divina

This is a really good example of biblical meditation – also gives a good idea of how to use Shaun Lambert’s ‘Book of Sparks’

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The tree of mindfulness research and therapies is growing rapidly. It is hard to keep up-to-date with all the developments as they happen. But we can start somewhere. Important work is being done to arrive at consensus on such matters…

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Kurt Jackson, the painter. He has a way of seeing things at different levels to most people. It includes wilderness, reams, angels, medicine walks and memory. This his link: Let me give you a quote from Miriam Darlington’s blog…

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Forgiveness – what to do when we have been hurt

How to Forgive when the Knife Thrower has Sneezed – Barry Pearman has written a 3-part series on Forgiveness. In part 2 he describes a three part cycle for dealing with hurts. The first step is to embrace the pain … Continue reading

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Crochet Saved My Life – book review

I’ve mentioned this book before: The latest Talking Crochet online newsletter includes a review at: ‘A wide range of afflictions are covered in the 304 pages, such as stress/anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder/addiction, Alzheimer’s disease and age-related memory loss … Continue reading

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Mindfulness exercises – Free podcasts

Want some help with getting started on mindfulness? Here’s a link to some free podcasts talking you through some simple mindfulness exercises – being mindful of your breath, your body as you sit in a chair. You are reminded that … Continue reading

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LGBT and Mental Health

Nearly twice as many LGBT people have mental health problems as heterosexuals. Within that group, bisexuals and trans-gender people are even more isolated. More on this at: More than 43 percent of gay and lesbian students identified having three or more … Continue reading

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reblog – redeeming the ordinary

road sign that inspired a Haiku Though autumn wind blows/spring lake in me is greening/fear not winter snows This is a Haiku inspired by a road sign. Frank Cottrell Boyce is a children’s writer who said this in an article…

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Ruby Wax on mindfulness: How our brains drive us mad

Originally posted on Hannah Jane Thompson:
Ruby Wax on mindfulness, Conway Hall, London (sorry for the rubbish quality, it was pretty dark where I was sitting for some reason, and my phone couldn’t cope) So-called ‘poster girl for mental health’,…

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reconciliation by shaun lambert Step out of clock time for one minute. Focus on the painting. If your mind wanders, note where it wanders and come back to the painting. Where is your mind wandering? If the painting brings you into…

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