Mindfulness meditation and your health

As well as helping healthy people manage their stress levels and stay healthy, mindfulness meditation can help people cope with a range of conditions and illnesses, such as chronic pain, tinnitus, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, depression and anxiety.

In this blog post, we’ll look at some of the evidence for the specific health benefits of practising mindfulness and point you in the right direction if you’d like to find out more.

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How mindfulness helps with relationships

Are you facing a difficult conversation with a family member, friend or work colleague? Or has it already happened and left you with the feeling that things could have gone better? Do you sometimes find yourself automatically getting upset and angry because of something someone has said to you?

How practising mindfulness helps

Using a small mindful pause to examine your internal reactions before you speak or act in a difficult situation can make relationships run much more smoothly.

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Mindful reading for Christmas & the New Year

Classic & new reads, recommended by the team from The Moment is Now

There are hundreds of mindfulness books out there, so how do you choose which ones to read? Between them, Gillian and her team have made it their mission to read as many mindfulness books as they can. Here are some of their recommendations—from classic texts to the recently-published.

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The memories of kindness meditation…

…your first step in exploring kindness

Here’s the final post in our series about key mindfulness practices, designed to help you get started with mindfulness or refresh your existing practice. In this post, you’ll find:

  • An introduction to the memories of kindness meditation
  • A guided audio for you to follow, to help you learn the technique
  • Top tips on how to get the best out of this exercise
  • Links to other free guided audios in this series.

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The three-minute breathing space…

…a mindfulness practice for daily life

Here’s Part Five in our series of blog posts about key mindfulness practices, designed to help you get started with mindfulness or refresh your existing practice. In this post, you’ll find:

  • An introduction to the three-minute breathing space—the perfect practice for busy days
  • A guided audio for you to follow, to help you learn the technique
  • Top tips on how to get the best out of this exercise
  • An alternative practice you can use on those especially busy days
  • Links to other free guided audios in this series.

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