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Mindfulness and Compassion. Understanding trauma in young people.


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Living deliberately: Avoiding the Brain Drain. — A Single Point of Focus

Out of sight is out of mind. Proverb often quoted by my granny. Human ingenuity seems to reach new heights every year. We invent, and then develop wonderful technology to aid us in our lives. The difficulty arises when we allow these tools to become our masters. Take the smartphone. This is a wonderful example […]

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Living with purpose: How to increase your functional IQ — A Single Point of Focus

It is not the chatter of other people around us that is the most powerful distraction, but rather the chatter of our own minds. Daniel Goleman The human mind tends to worry about loose ends – and worry a lot. When we leave things unfinished our brain knows this and will draw our attention to […]

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Mindfulness: Transforming our inner world.

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To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.

William Blake. Auguries of Innocence.

Problems.

Don’t you just love them? We all have them and many of us are overwhelmed by them on a daily basis. A few years ago I was given some tickets to the theatre. It was a play that I had wanted to see for some time, so I caught the train into town with great excitement. I had high expectations for the evening and was going to have a great time.

Unfortunately my expectations were rather rudely challenged. I found myself sitting behind one of the pillars that helped to hold up the balcony. My view of the stage was limited, and I started to fret even before the curtain went up. I nearly allowed myself to ruin my evening before it had begun.

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