Entries by Emma Dunn

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Mindfulness- making use of our tidy brain

The Brain and Automatic Pilot My experience and understanding of mindfulness has led me to acknowledge the power thoughts have to manifest as reality. A thought is not reality, it is a specific activity of the brain. Do you realise our thoughts  motivate our actions and behaviours even when they are not real! The human […]

Experience of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

This mindfulness novice gets serious It is a while since my last blog on Mindfulness and a lot has happened. I have really noticed a difference in my mood, and reactivity to situations. I find I  notice my mood change and feel equipped to control it before I do something I might regret. My whole […]

Book Review Mindful Emotional Eating; Mindfulness skills to control cravings, eat in moderation and optimize coping.

Book Review  Pavel G. Somov- Mindful Emotional Eating; Mindfulness skills to control cravings, eat in moderation and optimize coping. (2015) Review Written for both the client and the clinician this book is in 3 parts. In the first part the author describes his model of working to enable ‘Mindful Emotional Eating’ (MEE). The second is how […]

Book Review: A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled by Ruby Wax

Book Review Ruby Wax- A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled Ruby Wax is known to me firstly as a comedian and more recently a Master of Mindfulness based cognitive therapy. It is because of the latter and her potential to reach the masses that I wanted to review her book, to help others decide whether […]

Mindfulness Meditation for Novices; sharing personal experience -Part 2

‘Doing it’ Time to start meditating After months of procrastination I got to the stage of wanting to actually try meditation. There was a fear that those who saw or knew would scoff. Perhaps there was part of me that would scoff too. My journey seems to be about procrastination, I instinctively feel this is […]

Mindfulness Meditation for Novices; sharing personal experience- Part 1

I am a middle aged mum (and incidental a psychotherapist) who wants to spread the word about Mindfulness. However the media hype is something that might put any novice off. I hope to provide a fresh and personal perspective. I am not a Buddhist, I hold no particular belief about God or Allah, or paganism. […]