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A royal seal of approval

The majestic setting of Elmfield Estate near Gilford in Co. Down, received a very special visit on Thursday 23 September when Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, attended Elmfield […]

Can Building Personal Resilience help us Adapt to Change?

So many industries have faced unexpected challenges over the last 18 months; staff shortages, uncertain covid regulations, price hikes in raw materials, and many more. This adds to the stress on our physical and emotional […]

How can radical acceptance support our wellbeing?

“I was born when all I once feared—I could love.” (Rabia of Basra, c717-801) These words of Rabia of Basra speak to the need to accept ourselves through radical acceptance. The concept of radical acceptance […]

Experiencing the interconnection of life

“At times I feel as if I am spread out over the landscape and inside things, and am myself living in every tree, in the splashing of the waves, in the clouds and in the animals […]

Can you accept yourself exactly as you are?

Embodied listening supports your wellbeing

According to Stephen Porges, a neuroscientist researcher of human social engagement and interaction, our culture doesn’t support us to listen to each other in the way we were designed to do.

Managing anxiety

Often life’s adverse experiences can get held in the body preventing it from functioning in its full healthy capacity. When the body has had to cope with long term stress or illness, shock or trauma, the body sometimes loses its ability to rebalance and regulate itself, getting stuck in unhealthy physical and behavioural patterns as a result.

Social isolation affects us all

Social isolation affects us all, albeit in different ways. Dobzhansky (1962) said that “the fittest may also be the gentlest, because survival often requires mutual help and co-operation.” This speaks to how we can support […]

Guided meditation: Beginning with the breath

A guided audio meditation Short guided meditation using the breath to reduce stress and anxiety

Fear, trust and hope. What we learned through The Power of Story

“Each generation has a sacred task, To tell a better story than it was told” Poet Damian Gorman In our recent online event The Power of Story, Molly Sturges asked, “How can I be a […]

Writing as a harbinger of wellness

From a young age, writing has bridged my relationship between myself and the world around me. I cannot remember exactly when I decided to become a journalist. I would say it was in my teens […]

Fear or Excitement?

This has been a year of upheaval, change and uncertainty. There certainly isreason to be afraid and worried about what the future will hold. At the same time, I think it is worth asking ourselves, […]

Free the Flow

When I reflect upon the concept of climate change, I often feel fear. How is flow related to something so large and so hard to lean into and face? Climate change isn’t a subtle share. […]

Stories give wings to science: Evidence of the power of story in healthcare

I have never met Natoma Canfield, but I am unlikely to forget her story.  Natoma is a woman with cancer who had dutifully paid her health insurance premiums over the years she was healthy but […]

Listen for what’s not said

Working with high risk populations that have survived intergenerational trauma taught me to answer the question behind the question, understand the intention behind the mal-adaptive behavior, and give voice to the inner hurt, years of […]

The Power of Story

Stories have a way of penetrating our psyche, offering us a reawakening or reimagining of ourselves. A story from ancient mythology, a folk tale, or a story in the latest film can resonate within. How often do you have the chance to feel your way through a story and offer it a place within your being?

Connecting with nature to support our wellbeing

Can the rose love me in the same way I love the rose? Is the natural world animated with soul I often wonder?  I certainly have experiences of love in my garden. I also have […]

How can you be better supported in a pandemic situation?

Can we look to the origins of what it means to be well as a response to the current situation? Is it enough to be resilient, or is there more? The Lancet recently described the […]

Meditation to tune into the fluid rhythms of the body

A guided audio meditation

Guided meditation: Body awareness scan for relaxation

A guided audio mediation Body awareness scan for relaxation

Guided meditation: midline grounding

A guided audio mediation Guided meditation to ground and centre working with midline of the body

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