Feeling misunderstood? You are not alone. Although we live in an era of global connectivity, evidence suggests that our communication skills are still profoundly lacking. With misunderstandings being commonplace in every household, it is no wonder that one in four Australians report that they experience regular feelings of isolation and loneliness.
New Year’s resolutions aren’t like ordinary goals, they have a far more powerful effect on our psyche. The end of one year and the start of another symbolises new beginnings, a new chapter, and another chance to achieve the things we’ve always dreamt of. As we shift into a new decade this sense of new […]
We train our bodies to become fit, flexible and healthy, however, we often ignore our minds which may lead to unhealthy or troubled ways of being. Learning mindfulness enables you to develop a healthier mind and have more choice in how you react to daily demands. Neuro-scientific research indicates that people who have a regular […]
Contemplation is one those mystical terms that we associate with monks, hidden away in ancient eastern monasteries, reflecting on their existence and the vastness of the cosmos. Sounds idyllic but a long way from our busy realities. Though perhaps that depends on the way you look at it.
In an era when it is becoming increasingly evident to quantify that meditation reduces stress and supports mental and physical health, there is another value proposition that is also worth considering. Although not as easy to measure, meditation appears to also allow us to become more true to ourselves in the way we are and the way we relate to others. Could it therefore be said that meditation allows us space to become more authentic?
Meditation and guided imagery have been shown to help people control their brain waves more efficiently for better health, higher performance, and a more positive experience of life. How does this work? To appreciate the science of meditation it is important to first have a basic understanding of the brain and the electrical patterns or “brain waves” the brain produces.
Meditation is a simple, scientifically proven exercise that improves brain functioning and as a result has a multitude of associated health benefits. Although simple, meditation is often avoided purely because of the misconception that the aim is to completely clear the mind of thought. Most people will say “I could never do that!” And you know what, it’s true, you can’t! Stopping the mind is literally impossible.
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New Year’s resolutions aren’t like ordinary goals, they have a far more powerful effect on our psyche. The end of one year and the start of another symbolises new beginnings, a new chapter, and another chance to achieve the things we’ve always dreamt of. As we shift...