Entries by Emma Dunn

Mindfulness for Beginners-Short Course

Mindfulness-A short Course Mindfulness is  learning to be more present in the here and now. Or conversely it is about recognising when we are caught up in our head, thoughts, perceptions or in our emotions and feelings. When we recognise where our attention is we begin to notice the impact this has on our decision […]

Meditations

    MBSR Body Scan   MBSR Body Scan Short Version.   MBSR Awareness of Breath   MBSR Mindful Movement, (Mindful yoga)

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 […]