Meditation is the focus of attention to the exclusion of all other mindful distractions.
It is a tool that can be used to help raise our awareness of thought, or perhaps more importantly, how little control we have over our thoughts, at least until we have had a bit of practice.
Whilst there are many different types of meditation, you don’t have to sit cross legged and make weird chanting noises to benefit from a meditative experience! It can just as easily be experienced whilst going for a run or mopping the floor as it can sitting quietly.
Why meditate in the first place?
The benefits of meditation are no longer confined to the enlightened Guru’s among us! Science is now able to evidence significant benefits attributed to regular meditation.
These include, but are not limited to :-
Reducing stress, Controlling Anxiety, Promotion of emotional health, … Read More »
Lets try Mental Mondays instead!
Sounds a bit dodgy like that, probably best to call it Mental Health Mondays from here on in. 😁
In our last post a couple of weeks back, we provided a somewhat convoluted definition of mental health. To better understand how people can spiral from low mood to depression requires a more specific understanding of the factors that affect our mental health:- 🧐
🧠 Healthy Thinking (Cognition):The ability to think clearly, maintain perspective, solve problems and make rational decisions.
🥶 Emotional Intelligence: Our ability to experience, understand and express our feelings and emotions.
🌍 Healthy perception: Being able to make sense of the events and the world around us.
👥 Social acceptance and integration: Our ability to make and retain relationships whilst participating in society at large.
😭 Coping with the demands of life: Our ability to deal with setbacks and difficult … Read More »
Have you ever started an exercise regime or Diet and not followed it through?
Do you get frustrated at your inability to create meaningful long term change?
Have you ever wondered why some people seem to be able to turn their hand to just about anything and get fantastic results?
If you answered yes to any or all of these questions then the Activlife Program is for you. Using our unique tri-lateral approach to achieving long term successful change the Activlife program will help you to a healthier happier fitter future!
How many of you reading this article right now, woke up this morning and said to thRead more
The Human Mind
THE HUMAN MIND.
Twice the size of a human fist.
Weighing in at about 1.5 Kgs.
Comprised of trillionsRead more
The difference between success and failure in any endeavour in life lies … Read More »
Distrust Your Feelings in a Low Mood
It has been said that our Feelings are emotional responses to our thought processes. A conscious reminder of what is going on in our heads! If we think sad thoughts, we feel sad, think happy, optimistic thoughts and guess what? We feel…..you got it, happy and optimistic. Its not rocket science!
Why then do we as individuals and society in general encounter so many challenges with how we feel?
I am feeling a bit low today because……. I am feeling really good today because…….I am feeling stressed because…….. I will let you fill in the blanks but chances are you are more than familiar with these phrases.The interesting point is not so much the fact that we feel happy or stressed or tired or sad or whatever-that’s a part of being human, but the myriad of … Read More »
Moods are like seasons, constantly changing and very unpredictable
Understanding the nature of Moods will help to significantly improve the quality of relationships, both personal and professional as well as equipping us to enjoy a better quality of life.
Moods are like seasons, constantly changing and very unpredictable!Sadly, it seems that very few of us actually understand this well enough to work around our moods, instead preferring to bulldoze our way through even the lowest of moods and look out anybody who is in the way!
Most peoples reality is that in a low mood life takes on a fairly bleak perspective.
Would it surprise you to discover that one person’s reality can be very different from others?
Thoughts are not real. They do not exists in the multidimensional world that we live in. Thoughts themselves may exist for a time in our heads, but they have no physical shape or structure that we can relate to outside of this.
Having said that our thoughts can have a profound effect on our experience of reality. Our past and present do not exist in the “real world”, they are both figments of our imagination. Reality lasts but a moment and is then re-lived through our thoughts.
If you have ever watched a sporting event with someone only to later wonder if you both witnessed the same event as your post event accounts were so very different then you have had an insight into how to people … Read More »
Which Thoughts will you pursue?
Understanding how Thought profoundly affects every aspect of our lives is the key to successful change. Thinking happens whether we want it to or not, apparently some 60,000 times a day (Mali Sharif-The secret) most of which go unnoticed (sub-conscious). Thoughts, positive or negative are going to occur regardless, as they change from moment to moment life can become a bit of a struggle. The secret, if there is one, is in understanding that it is not about denying thoughts, we can no more decide what thoughts are going to pop into our head than we can choose the colour of our eyes or hair!
The wisdom lies in becoming more aware of our thoughts and deciding which ones to let go of and which ones to pursue……
If we pursue sad thoughts should we really be surprised … Read More »
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore!
In life sometimes it is easier to do nothing.But if you choose this option don’t be surprised if nothing changes!
The process of change is one seldom undertaken because more often than not, as human beings we have what has been described by some as an “irrational a fear of failure”. A statement that is made all the more interesting when we consider that there are very few successful people who have not had their fare share of failure.
Evidence (Naidoo and Wills, 1994) suggests that for people to experience long term successful change certain criteria must be met. You must first want to change – it’s no good partners, colleagues or friends brow beating you into change. It must be something that you want to happen! … Read More »
BOOKS AND AUDIO
STOP THINKING AND START LIVING
DR RICHARD CARLSON
YOU CAN BE HAPPY NO MATTER WHAT
DR RICHARD CARLSON
HODDER & STOUGHTON
THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE
SIMON & SCHUSTER
USING YOUR BRAIN FOR A CHANGE
REAL PEOPLE PRESS
NLP THE NEW TECHNOLOGY OF ACHIEVEMENT
STEVE ANDREAS & CHARLES FAULKNER
NICHOLAS BREALEY PUBLISHING
NLP THE NEW TECHNOLOGY OF ACHIEVEMENT
FAULKNER / GERLING / SCHMIDT / MACDONALD / HALLBORN / SMITH.
STOP THE EXCUSES;HOW TO CHANGE LIFELONG THOUGHTS
DR WAYNE DYER
HOW TO STOP WORRYING AND START LIVING
YOU’LL SEE IT WHEN YOU BELIEVE IT
DR WAYNE DYER
CHANGE YOUR LIFE IN 7 DAYS
SUCCESS FOR LIFEAUDIO
PAUL MCKENNA PRODUCTIONS
A time to change…