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Guided Meditation The Tree

Our Relationship with Trees

Linda Hall

Hello and welcome to our latest blog.
The most frequently requested guided visualization in my meditation groups is for one that includes trees.

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Developing Self Esteem and Self Acceptance

Linda Hall

Hello and welcome to our latest blog which looks at ways we can build self esteem and self acceptance.

Developing Self Esteem and Self Acceptance
One of the most pernicious and universal of all human traits is self-denigration. Chronic self-criticism leads to low self-esteem and lack of confidence and affects every aspect of the sufferer’s life, including their health and well-being….

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Stepping Back

Stepping Back As An Everyday Life Tool

Linda Hall

Hello and welcome to our latest blog that looks at how the simple act of stepping back can have a profound effect in daily life.

We’ve probably all thought at some time or other “I can’t see the wood for the trees!” Stepping back from things is a time-honoured and powerful way to get the ‘bigger picture’. Meditation traditions and contemporary psychology have long taught the practice of ….

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How Attention Shapes Experience

Linda Hall

Hello and welcome to our latest blog which looks at how what we engage our attention with shapes our every experience.

Most of us want to feel more stable, balanced and secure in ourselves and yet spend a great deal of our time doing things that guarantee the opposite happens. We are regularly bombarded with stimuli…

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The Breath of Life

Linda Hall

Hello and welcome to our latest blog which looks at developing healthier breathing patterns.

The way you breathe is directly connected to your physiological, psychological and emotional state. It is affected by what you are thinking and how you are feeling in the moment, and also reflects your long term health and wellbeing. Just as you naturally develop thought and behaviour patterns, you also develop patterns of breathing…

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Being Kinder to Ourselves

Linda Hall

Hello and welcome to our latest blog which looks at why we need to develop a kinder, more appreciative attitude towards ourselves, and suggests some ways to do this.

There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer… It makes no difference how deep set the trouble: how hopeless the outlook: how muddled the tangle: how great the mistake. A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all.” – Emmet Fox …

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Calming Down – Harnessing the Power of Calm

Linda Hall

Hello and welcome to our latest blog post which looks at why we all need calm in our lives in order to maintain balance in health and well-being.

Calm is the tangible quality at the core of someone or something that goes beyond relaxation. In these unsettled times we need to resource the power of calm more than ever ….

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Getting In Touch With The Positives In Life

Linda Hall

Hello and welcome to our latest blog which continues to look at ways to create states of wellbeing.

Focusing on the positives rather than the negatives in our lives makes a real difference to how we feel on a day-to-day basis. It motivates us, enables us to feel inspired …

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The Present Moment

Linda Hall

Hello and welcome to our latest Audio Meditation Blog entry. Today we look at the benefits of using the present moment as a place ‘to be’, rather than ‘to do’.

The Present Moment – a place ‘just to be’
In this fast moving, multi-tasking world, we always seem to be rushing ahead of ourselves with “What’s happening next? …

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Affirmations

Linda Hall

Hello and welcome to our latest Audio Meditation Blog entry. Today we look at how learning to respect your body’s needs and regularly release stress is a way of valuing yourself.

Lighten the load.
It can sometimes feel like we carry the weight of the world on our back. We soldier on until …

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Lighten The Load

Linda Hall

Hello and welcome to our latest Audio Meditation Blog entry. Today we look at how learning to respect your body’s needs and regularly release stress is a way of valuing yourself.

Lighten the load
It can sometimes feel like we carry the weight of the world on our back. We soldier on until …

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Softening and Resting

Linda Hall

How changing the way you engage with everyday life can lower your stress levels, and why it’s necessary to give yourself permission to rest.

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Audio Meditation Blog – Grounding

Linda Hall

A warm welcome to our first Audio Meditation blog post. Every few weeks we’ll be looking at a particular aspect of meditation and how it fits into the context of day-to-day living. We aim to present meditation as a set of natural skills that can be easily adapted to everyday life.

And today we look at the practice of grounding

Both Feet on the Ground.
Just as a house needs solid foundations to withstand the ravages of weather and time, there’s a lot to be said for keeping both feet firmly on the ground …

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