Mindfulness and Pain Management

Mindfulness and Pain Management

As a mindfulness practitioner for over 15 years I have seen and experienced so many positive benefits for myself and others by meditating in a mindful way.  For example, reducing stress and anxiety, helping with conditions such as IBS and stomach related disorders as well as health anxiety in general.  It is amazing for relaxation and switching off thinking, coming into present moment awareness and raising and changing energy patterns in the mind and body. Recently I have been experiencing a lot of pain in my neck and shoulder which I have been told is a structural mechanical problem in…

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Why Everyone Needs Counselling

This is a guest post from Nashedur Rahman, Writer and Blogger   Before ever going counselling I had a lot of preconceived ideas, that wasn’t founded on any rational grounding. I use to think that if you went counselling that there was something wrong with me or I wasn’t mentally stable. I didn’t like the idea that I wasn’t in control of my mental and emotional well being. To me, the idea of going to see a counsellor was sacrilege, and that somehow by going counselling, I’d given up on myself and needed help. Little did I know that the…

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Is it ok to be a people pleaser?

Is it ok to be a people pleaser?

I was recently talking to a friend about her relationship with her husband.  She said she knows how to keep him sweet.  She praises him (even when she’s angry).  She doesn’t ask him to help her in the house because she knows that upsets him.  When he does things that she does not agree with she keeps her mouth shut.  She does not want to rock the boat by  upsetting him.  I asked her why?  What stops her from being honest and this is what she told me. “I want a quiet life.   I let things go because I…

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Do you keep being disappointed?

The people around us are like mirrors to our souls.  In general it is true to say that we get back what we give so its useful to look at own behaviours in relationships.  To be the best we can be.  However, there may be people in your lives who will periodically disappoint.  We feel hurt by their words and actions or in-actions.   We don’t understand why they behave in that way.  We can look for reasons but that doesn’t seem to help. Its so hard when we feel disappointed in this way.  I know there are people in my…

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