Chris Finn’s
MINDFULNESS BLOG

As you can probably tell, Chris is hugely passionate about the benefits of mindfulness, so take a look at his latest blogs for great insight into the practice and amazing advice if you’re thinking of getting started yourself…

Chris Finn’s
MINDFULNESS BLOG

As you can probably tell, Chris is hugely passionate about the benefits of mindfulness, so take a look at his latest blogs for great insight into the practice and amazing advice if you’re thinking of getting started yourself…

Drinking tea when there’s no way out

Drinking tea when there’s no way out There is always something we can do with the ingredients of our day, even if that something is just sitting down, enjoying our last cup of tea. The following story was told to me by a former colleague. He was a fellow schoolteacher, but before that he had…

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Mindfulness and Play

Mindfulness and play I’ve been teaching mindfulness for over 6 years now and I’ve found that people get interested in mindfulness for all sorts of different reasons. A lot of people come to mindfulness to help them cope with life struggles, others are interested in developing their focus or concentration, others through things like yoga,…

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Resilience at Work

Regaining Resilience at Work following Covid-19

Regaining resilience at work following Covid-19 Coronavirus has presented us with a very real threat to ourselves, and our loved ones. Whether that threat has been to our physical health, our financial health, or our social health, this level of threat taps into one of our most basic needs. The need for safety. When our…

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Mindfulness and Anxiety during COVID-19

Mindfulness and anxiety during Covid-19 The worldwide pandemic has affected all of us. One thing I’ve noticed is a general increase in anxiety in almost everyone I know. And interestingly, in various different ways. Understandably some people are more anxious about their physical health, whereas some are more anxious about how they are impacted financially.…

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The benefits of Mindfulness

The benefits of Mindfulness The more you become aware of your thoughts, feelings, patterns and themes of your life, the more choice you have, the less judgement you have, and the more able you are to manage stress, anxiety and depression and enhance your wellbeing. Learning to observe what creates stress, rather than being immersed…

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Mindfulness and Men

Why are we running a Men’s course? Men don’t really talk to each other. Like really talk. Why is that? I was in the pub the other day with an old friend of mine. We were near another couple of guys who literally talked about football for three hours. Men are not connecting with other men…

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wellbeing at work

Mindfulness at Work

Why mindfulness at work and workplace wellbeing matters Health and safety at work used to mean looking after the physical safety of your staff. Now, as it should, this now extends to employers supporting employee’s mental health. Not only does this benefit the employee, it also benefits the work place. Figures by Bupa show that…

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How does mindfulness enable us to have more choice in our lives?

How does mindfulness enable us to have more choice in our lives? Most of the things we do in our daily life are automatic. Most of our actions, most of our behaviours come through our past experiences and learnings. In other words, we are creatures of habit. So for instance, when we get up in…

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Using mindfulness to help with worrying

Using mindfulness to help with worrying Worrying is something we all do. A thought pops into our minds about something and we find that we worry about it. It can be helpful to think of worrying as an internal behaviour with an internal focus of attention. In other words, when we worry, our attention is…

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Mindfulness and anxiety

Mindfulness and anxiety Often when we start practicing mindfulness we might start to become more aware of the experience of anxiety. We start to notice the physical sensations of anxiety more in our bodies. Perhaps butterflies in your stomach, short and shallow breathing or our heart beating faster or harder. So many times I have…

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