The Value of Mindfulness with Sandra Tideman [VIDEO INTERVIEW]

The Value of Mindfulness with Sandra Tideman [VIDEO INTERVIEW]

Why has mindfulness become so popular?

Mindfulness practitioner and teacher Sandra Tideman-van Nispen explains in our video interview.

“Everyone who practices mindfulness regularly will find it brings a lot of benefits in life. It seems that particularly in the fast developing technological and modern digital world that we live in, we need it. Because nowadays most of the people most of the time actually train in mindlessness and restlessness!

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The Danger of Over-Simplification [VIDEO]

The Danger of Over-Simplification [VIDEO]

As Einstein said, “Everything must be made as simple as possible. But not any simpler. "

Chimamanda Adichie’s presentation ‘The Danger of Single Story’ has become one of the 20 most viewed TED talks. In it she warns of the dangers of over-simplification. It makes me think of our hunger for instant fixes and the desire to achieve this by effortless consumption.

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The Company you Keep

The Company you Keep

A client recently, complained about wanting to be herself; she was tired of a lifetime of playing different roles, as she saw it. “I still don’t know who I really am,” she bemoaned. “It makes me feel so disingenuous too.”

In extreme cases such a dilemma might require more serious help but often, as here, a different light shed on the matter is all that is needed for someone to see herself as a ‘relational’ being – constantly shaping and being shaped by those around her.

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Personal Leadership for All

Personal Leadership for All

Child psychologist John Bowlby suggested that life is best organised as a series of daring ventures from a secure base. 

The question, of course, is how to go about securing the safety. What helps people feel safe?

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Achieve Wellness with Judy Malloy [VIDEO INTERVIEW]

Achieve Wellness with Judy Malloy [VIDEO INTERVIEW]

To achieve lasting well-being we must acknowledge that the mind and body are one. The body gives us messages about the mind and vice versa. Join me in this interview with my good friend Judy Malloy where we talk about black boxes, how our body tells a story and why Descartes may not have had it right.

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Harnessing the Intuitive Mind [VIDEO]

Harnessing the Intuitive Mind [VIDEO]

Einstein called the intuitive mind a ‘sacred gift’ and the rational mind a ‘faithful servant’. Iain McGilchrist (author of  ’The Master and his Emissary’) comments that we have created a society that honours the servant but has forgotten the gift.

Listen to Iain McGilchrist discussing the brain on his TED talk here.

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Unsung Heroes with Tony Gauvain [VIDEO INTERVIEW]

Unsung Heroes with Tony Gauvain [VIDEO INTERVIEW]

Listen to Colonel Tony Gauvain (retired) whose special work I’d like to celebrate and bring to your attention. Tony co-founded the charity PTSD Resolution  www.ptsdresolution.org with Piers Bishop, to help veterans suffering from the aftereffects of their military experience.

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The Power of Private Time

The Power of Private Time

If you experience your life as a constant barrage of ‘must-do’s’ and demands set by other people – teachers, colleagues, family members, the tax-man or the inbox of your emails – it’s time to stop and change things.

You don’t have to feel trapped. A small change can make a huge difference in how you feel...

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Finding the Common Thread

Finding the Common Thread

After 10 years as a human givens therapist, it still fascinates me that what at first sight seem to be diverse threads to a person's story are so often in some deep sense connected. 

Lucy’s experience beautifully illustrates my point, as the resolution of her seemingly disparate problems came from information she offered me as an aside, a sort of throwaway remark. This is her story as she tells it, focusing on the elements that were most remarkable for her. Afterwards, I offer my own comments...

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