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7/11 Breathing Technique

The 7/11 technique is a breathing exercise whereby you breathe in for a count of 7 and out for a count 11. It is used to help alleviate and overcome symptoms of anxiety and stress. A simple yet powerful technique that facilitates relaxation helping you to regain composure. Emotional intensity When we experience powerful emotions, such […]

Three-step Breathing Space meditation

A short practice with Veronika. No prior experience required. You can start your mindfulness practice right here and right now. Perhaps weave it into your day morning, lunch and evening time.   3-step Breathing Space (5 min) Download the practice  Listen and practice Watch a brief introduction and practice   To join an upcoming Mindfulness course please […]

Formal & Informal Mindfulness Practice

Mindfulness and mindfulness meditation are not one and the same. Each practice fosters different aspects. The formal mindfulness meditation practice can be practiced as sitting meditation, walking meditation, lying down meditation (body scan) and as mindful yoga. The length of the practice is up to each practitioner, most often it ranges between 10 and 45 […]

R.A.I.N. meditation practice

R.A.I.N. is a meditation practice that can help you transform difficult emotions by expanding your awareness. It is similar to the STOP exercise but differs in that it goes beyond a pause encouraging gentle investigation into what is happening inside. The acronym R.A.I.N. stands for Recognition, Allowing/Acceptance, Investigation and Non-Identification. It echoes, as Jack Kornfield writes, “the […]

Yoga and Mental Health

Why moving the body is essential for the mind The Sanskrit word Yoga योग means to yoke/harness/join. It originated in ancient India and entails physical, mental and spiritual practices that promote awakening and recognition of the ultimate union of body/mind with Consciousness. As yoga travelled to the West the accessible and adaptable physical aspects made it one of the most popular […]

What is Mindfulness?

Asking for a definition of mindfulness is a bit like asking, “What does a strawberry taste like?” or “What does your favourite piece of music sound like”? Definitions cannot capture the experience of tasting or listening. They can only give us an idea of what the actual experience is like. And each experiences is unique […]

Wherever you go there you are

In life we often think that happiness is conditional, and something we can achieve given the ideal circumstances. We think, I’ll be happy when I move to a warmer place, I’ll be happy when I get a better job, when I meet the perfect partner, when I make more money, or loose this weight.  Location […]

What is Empathy?

Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past decade studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. Learn in this video why “empathy fuels connection and sympathy drives disconnection.”  

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