What is #EmpowerHalfHour?

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, and the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) organisation have put together some excellent, simple but effective activities to enable people to take part in #EmpowerHalfHour… to find out more about what this entails and its aims, click here – why not share with your colleagues and try some?…

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The Importance of Self-Care

We are all less able to handle the stresses that come our way when we’re already depleted by physical and emotional exhaustion. Or, put in a more positive way, we are more resilient and more able to handle life’s stress when we are feeling our best both physically and emotionally. Taking time out to maintain…

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Boost Your Mood

A mood, like a season, can change and fluctuate.  Interestingly, whether they are happy, exuberant or negative, they attract like for like. So, if you are in a terrible mood, then you can be guaranteed to experience others in the same kind of mood. We can blame it on the weather,  or the fact that it’s…

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Make Every Day Earth Day

Yesterday was the internationally recognised “Earth Day” – so what better focus for this week’s Mindful Monday than something to help us reflect on and appreciate our natural world.  All of us are reliant upon the sun for energy, the earth for food, trees for air, and water for drinking. But when we go about…

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The art of humanising maths

“I think maths must be dull,” Kate Winslet says to Michael Shannon who plays a mathematician in the 2008 movie Revolutionary Road. It is a narrative that seems to have stuck and one that many pass children hear from their parents – particularly their mothers, who were possibly not encouraged in this direction as students.…

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Follow Your Own Inner Compass

Many of us tend to ignore our “gut feelings” or intuition, simply because it wasn’t a logical thought. We’re taught from an early age that logical thinking is the only way of thinking that really matters. The only way of thinking that gives us the concrete results we look for. An intuitive hunch often gives…

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Don’t Believe Everything You Think

This week we’re taking a look at number 1 in our “15 Things Mindful People Do Differently” we shared a couple of weeks ago… The reason babies and children are so happy is that they have quiet minds – they haven’t started to worry or give meaning to the events, circumstances, and situations that unfold.…

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Wellbeing Workshop for Parents

On Monday 1st April we held a parent workshop on Wellbeing and Mindfulness. This was an introduction into: What wellbeing means, how it is linked with academic performance, why wellbeing is a crucial focus for children in today’s modern world, what mindfulness is and how it can support wellbeing, and crucially, strategies that parents can…

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