Time for New Thinking About Mindfulness

An article by Jamie Bristow, Director of the Mindfulness Initiative, argues that while there is some evidence that the qualities of mindful awareness, openness, empathy and care, are not ethically neutral and can impel the individual to change their behaviour. As people develop in their practice, they are able to interrogate their values and understand … Read more

Do mountains move?

Yes, no or it depends? A mindfulness teacher with a strong emphasis on a scientific approach to practice, Shinzen Young, says that it depends. If you look at a mountain in small enough detail, down to the atomic level, then you will see movement – the protons, electrons and neutrons are continually moving. If we … Read more

Transformation

Transformational is a term often used to describe the impact mindfulness can have. Although I am often wary of making claims that can often seem exaggerated, I would certainly apply it when talking about iBme UK’s residential mindfulness retreats. iBme UK is now in its third year and has its annual retreat in Kent from … Read more

Internal Focus And External Effects

’ve just come back from an inspiring Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) conference. There were an inspirational array of speakers who, without exception, reaffirmed what an important thing it is to teach mindfulness to young people. One stand-out speech was from Caroline Lucas MP. She was reflecting on how mindfulness has the potential to allow … Read more

Beautiful Strength

I recently had the privilege to visit two amazing institutions in the the North-West of England – Raise Education and Wellbeing School and the Peace Foundation. The former educates young people for whom mainstream school has not worked. They take in young people on the margins of society: in trouble with the police, involved in … Read more

Beyond the 8

This month I am starting a course for those of you who have completed an 8-week course and wish to explore and develop your practice further. Sessions will be held during the monthly drop-ins with each month having a different focus. There will be a practice to listen to at home to get you on … Read more

Stillness

Lots on this month so I am just posting one of my favourite poems by Mary Oliver. Today Today I’m flying low and I’m not saying a word I’m letting all the voodoos of ambition sleep. The world goes on as it must, the bees in the garden rumbling a little, the fish leaping, the … Read more

Drop-Ins During July I am changing the times of the drop-in from July, going back to a two-weekly pattern. We will meet on alternate Mondays starting on the 6th July.  All are welcome regardless of experience. Please click on the button below to join us.

Monday Drop-In

Hopefully we will be able to meet in person in the not too distant future.