A one-minute guided mindfulness practice (video)

A taster of mindful attention practice in the Simply Being Present workplace mindfulness programme (now called Manage Workplace Stress).

Dealing with Anxiety

Anxiety is very common; 3 million people in the UK have an anxiety disorder. Anxiety is a response to a real or perceived stress or danger. As a threat is …

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How to wake up and feel good

The first moments of consciousness on waking follow a particular pattern.  First of all, there’s a kind of innocent, open quality – this can be experienced when you’re staying away from …

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How to be Brilliant

How much of the time are you totally amazing? What gets in the way? How can you let your light shine? Most of us are not all we could be. …

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Good sleep for mental health

Sleeping well is a blessing when it’s working as it should. But in a survey of 15,000 people in 2016, 64% said that they are not happy with how much …

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How to say no, nicely

With today’s relentless workload, sometimes the best thing for your mental health and productivity, is to say no. Being assertive means standing up for yourself, or others, and communicating what …

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So you think this is real?

What we take to be real out there, is almost entirely created in here, in our minds, using a very small amount of live sense data.  We’re not seeing infrared, magnetic fields, or …

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How to take a break from the mad buzz

Most of us know the feeling – there’s too much to do, we’re under pressure, and we feel like a rabbit frozen in the headlights. Things get cloudy, our normal …

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How curiosity and acceptance help us live more fully

To some degree, we’re always fighting with the present. This is not a good strategy for a fulfilled life.  We spend pretty much every waking moment either striving, wanting, and …

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Enlightenment sometime – compassion now

Enlightenment is not that difficult to find. In fact, the real trick is just to let go enough to see what’s already there. Not that letting go, fully, to the …

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