Announcements - Mindfulness Practice Group


Thursday 2 February 2017 - Mindfulness Practice Group

posted 31 Jan 2017, 01:40 by Yoga Bowers   [ updated 31 Jan 2017, 01:42 ]

Thursday 2nd February 2017 - Action for Happiness New Malden

This week, after our Mindfulness Meditation Practice, the second AforH 2017 monthly meeting will take place at 20:00. You are very welcome to stay and bring a friend. Tea and coffee available in the kitchen. Please bring your own drink of choice and favourite sweet/savoury snacks to share for an enjoyable and relaxing evening! As well as the usual AforH processes, we will discuss how to best support an Action for Happiness Outreach Stall at the New Malden Craft Fair in the High Street on Saturday 8th July 2017! 

http://www.meditation-kingston-upon-thames.co.uk/action-for-happiness

New Members
Please arrive by 18:25 latest as the door is locked at 18:30 and visit this page to see full details on access to the meditation room. Link


See you at our Mindfulness Practice Meeting on Thursday at 18:30.

Love & Om
Yoga

Mindfulness Practice Group
www.meditation-kingston-upon-thames.co.uk

Thursday 19 January 2017 - Mindfulness Practice Group

posted 10 Jan 2017, 00:43 by Yoga Bowers   [ updated 17 Jan 2017, 01:35 ]

Today the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will address a gathering of business, charity and media leaders in London to encourage them to back their Heads Together campaign. They will ask all of us to “start conversations” about mental health to break down the stigma surrounding the subject.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry
 

It will be at the centre of the royal trio’s public work as they build towards the London Marathon in April, of which Heads Together is Charity of the Year for 2017 that we are also supporting.

Links

To access all links please view this Announcement in an online browser. This is the new online email page with all links for this week:

http://www.meditation-kingston-upon-thames.co.uk/announcements

New Members
Please arrive by 18:25 latest as the door is locked at 18:30 and visit this page to see full details on access to the meditation room. Link

Fear Less, Love More By Karin Evans (Link)

1% Challenge - Thursday 12 January 2017 - Mindfulness Practice Group

posted 10 Jan 2017, 00:22 by Yoga Bowers   [ updated 10 Jan 2017, 01:26 ]


https://life.emindful.com/opc/
Join the 1% Challenge and every minute you practice mindfulness in a live Mindful Daily session will count toward earning prizes and increasing eMindful’s donation to charity.

Practicing mindfulness helps you develop skills that have been shown to create lasting positive change, reduce stress, improve sleep and increase happiness.

So reserve your spot and start earning mindful minutes and rewards the day your challenge begins!


Happy New Year - Thursday 5 January 2017 - Mindfulness Practice Group

posted 2 Jan 2017, 09:21 by Yoga Bowers   [ updated 10 Jan 2017, 00:52 ]

Thursday 5th January 2017 - Action for Happiness New Malden

This week, after our Mindfulness Meditation Practice, the first AforH 2017 monthly meeting will take place at 20:00. You are very welcome to stay and bring a friend. Tea and coffee will be available in the kitchen. Please feel free to bring your own drink of choice and favourite sweet/savoury snacks to share! This will help us all to have a more enjoyable and relaxing evening! 
Warmest wishes, Caroline and Yoga
Action for Happiness New Malden

New Members
Please arrive by 18:25 latest as the door is locked at 18:30 and visit this page to see full details on access to the meditation room. Link

A A Milne on ‘today’

A A Milne on Today


Mindfulness 101
A great resource to share with colleagues, family and friends!

A More Mindful 2017 - Thursday 29 December - Mindfulness Practice Group

posted 27 Dec 2016, 09:31 by Yoga Bowers   [ updated 27 Dec 2016, 10:29 ]

A More Mindful 2017
I trust you had a lovely Christmas. This week we will begin to focus on how to Welcome a More Mindful New Year!

All Links
Remember to view this Announcement at this online page to access all links.

New Year’s Mindfulness Gift
As a thank you for all your Mindfulness practice and support for our group over the past year I thought you may be interested in this page with a selection of Videos on Mindfulness including contributions from Dan Harris, Jon Kabat-Zinn and Michael Gervais. http://www.mindful.org/video/

New Members
Please arrive by 18:25 latest as the door is locked at 18:30 and visit this page to see full details on access to the meditation room: http://www.meditation-kingston-upon-thames.co.uk/contact/

Mindfulness Practice Group open on Thursday 22 and Thursday 29

posted 27 Dec 2016, 09:28 by Yoga Bowers   [ updated 27 Dec 2016, 10:32 ]

Happy Winter Solstice, Christmas and New Year.
 

Please bring a few festive treats to share this Thursday. Our weekly Mindfulness Practice Group will continue to meet both this Thursday 22 before Christmas and Thursday 29 before New Year. 

New Members
Our weekly group provides support to develop and maintain your mindfulness practice. “It’s a simple and generous rule of life that whatever you practice, you will improve at.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert. Please arrive by 18:25 latest as the door is locked at 18:30. New members should visit this page to read about meditation room access: 
www.meditation-kingston-upon-thames.co.uk/contact

“You have a treasure within you that is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

Thursday 15 December - Mindfulness Practice Group

posted 10 Dec 2016, 04:04 by Yoga Bowers   [ updated 13 Dec 2016, 09:08 ]

Dear Mindfulness Practice Group Member, 

Have a Merry “Mindful” Christmas

New Format – To avoid ‘spam’ problems all links will be on this page. Please click the links on this page of this online email.


How mindfulness could give you the gift of a calmer Christmas

In the run-up to Christmas we find our to-do lists bloated with added chores: present shopping, card writing, preparing to travel or receive guests. We are bombarded with adverts telling us what to buy and where. We tackle the shopping crowds searching for the perfect gift and the juiciest turkey. Our energy and purses are pulled in all directions while we limp on at work waiting for the holiday to arrive.

As the day approaches we may dream of happy families singing around the fire or worry whether everyone will like their gifts or if there will be arguments. Media images distort our expectations of the perfect Christmas with celebrities advising us on the recipes and crafts to add extra joy to the holidays. Continue reading this article by Anna Leyland PhD student, University of Sheffield.


New Members
Our weekly group provides support to develop and maintain your mindfulness practice. “It’s a simple and generous rule of life that whatever you practice, you will improve at.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert. Please arrive by 18:25 latest as the door is locked at 18:30. New members should visit this page to read about meditation room access: www.meditation-kingston-upon-thames.co.uk/contact

Love & Om
Yoga

Mindfulness Practice Group
www.meditation-kingston-upon-thames.co.uk
www.facebook.com/mindfulness.kingston

Dear Mindful Readers,

You don’t have to believe everything you think. Practicing mindfulness allows you to step back from the narrative you weave about yourself and see it as malleable—even arbitrary. Our story is not fixed, and we don’t have to fix ourselves. When you’re caught up in feelings of unworthiness and self doubt, here are three mindfulness practices you can try:

1) Thoughts are not facts. When you’re stuck on a negative thought, here is a practice for becoming aware of the storylines you create in your mind.

2) Change the narrative—this helps you let go of ruminating thoughts. Here are 5 science-backed strategies to build resilience.

3) Picture your best possible self. Try this 3-step practice to foster optimism and help motivate you to realize your goals.

Here’s hoping you all find moments to enjoy being mindful this week.


 

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