Mindfulness Exercise: The Sky and The Weather 2mins

Mindfulness is a “Hot Topic” and often misunderstood. ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) has various ways of helping us understand how our mind works and how we can train it so that we increase our psychological flexibility. We are just the backdrop on which our thoughts and feelings come and go. Like the sky is so much bigger than the weather, unharmed by the weather, and always there despite the weather, so we are separate from our thoughts and feelings. We can just notice them come and go with mindful curiosity and openness.

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Under Construction - from the voice of a client

After a few sessions a client reflected on their readiness to seek help and truly face their demons. With their permission this story explores how it is having an impact on them… “ It may not be visible to you, but inside I am changing. I don’t know in what way I will change, and it might take months, years, very possibly the rest of my life. I will admit that I am struggling as a lot of this is new for me. I have not been very open before. However, I am committed to trying. “

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A Metaphor For Every Day Life - Passengers on a Bus?

Metaphors are a great way to make sense of our world - to put “things” in perspective. So I really wanted to share with you the “Passengers on the Bus”. If you are the driver of your own life and the passengers are your thoughts and feelings… then what ‘noise’ are you hearing to distract you from where you want to be going in life? Are your passengers friends or bullies? How do you respond to your passengers when they are demanding your attention?

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The Relationship love bank / whats your balance look like?

If you have a friend, partner, or child (ren), then the Love Bank concept is a very simple and easy approach to evaluate the quality of your daily interactions. Being aware of the positive and negative actions that deposit or withdraw from the relationship is a clue to how you can restore balance or increase in your investments. In reality, investing and saving is actually quite tricky to sustain and yet resilient relationships are built on this 5:1 strategy… check it out and see for yourself. I invite you to reflect over the past few hours, days or weeks and see how your account and those around you are doing? Do they need a top up?

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Roxane Robotham