Let me share some of my favourite teachers and inspirations, new ideas for your journey, remembering that is is ‘together we flourish‘
Mindfulness Practices and Training:
The Mindfulness Association:
https://www.mindfulnessassociation.net free daily practices 10.30 am and 7pm.
www.mindfulnessassociation.org Training pathways in Mindfulness and Compassion, Insights and Wisdom.
Smiling Minds – All ages including meditations for little ones ! https://www.smilingmind.com.au
For many of us brought up in Western cultures, self-compassion is not something that we are comfortable with. Being self-compassionate is a behaviour that we may not be familiar with. Nor a trait we may feel comfortable with. However it is transformational. Research evidences the benefits of self-compassion from calming our nervous system, to healing self-criticism and shame (see Dr. Brené Brown). Dr. Neff’s website is a really good place to start.
Also check out my Compassion Warriors for practical groups sessions to cultivate this trait and state!
Dr. Kristen Neff Defines Self-Compassion as “having compassion for oneself is really no different than having compassion for others.”
Jack Kornfield https://jackkornfield.com/meditation-lovingkindness/
Professor Paul Gilbert (FBPsS, PhD, OBE is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Derby and Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Derbyshire Health Care Foundation Trust. ) THE COMPASSIONATE MIND FOUNDATION http://compassionatemind.co.uk
Tara Brach Ph.D (psychologist, author and teacher of meditation, emotional healing and spiritual awakening, compassion) I was lucky enough to attend a workshop with Tara when she was in London 2016. You can train online with Tara more information www.tarabrach.com/resources www.tarabrach.com/guided-meditations
Rick Hanson Ph.D. (psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author.psychology and neurology) I met Rick in Scotland at at Mindfulness Association Conference where he was talking. He is very personable and signed a book for my sister. He has good teachings on relationships, neuroscience and resilience. I use his teaching in my Wellness and Resilience trainings for individuals and groups.
Hardwiring happiness: Dr. Rick Hanson at TEDxMarin 2013 www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpuDyGgIeh0
Vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame:
Dr. Brené Brown, Ph.D. is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past thirteen years studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame.
Mindfulness music https://normsmookler.com/andassociates/free-mindful-meditation/
Pause for Breath: Bringing the practices do Mindfulness and dialogue to leadership conversations -Amanda Ridings
Resilience – Hanson, R. (2018) Resilient: Find Your Inner Strength. London: Ebury Publishing.
Background to Mindfulness – Kabat-Zinn, J. (2004) Wherever You Go There You Are. London: Piatkus.
Meditation and the Mind – Nairn, R (2001) Diamond Mind: A Psychology of Meditation. London: Shambala.
Compassion – Brach, T. (2013) True Refuge: Finding Peace And Freedom In Your Awakened Heart. London: Bantum Books
The Compassionate Mind Gilbert, P. (2013) London: Constable and Robinson Limited.
Peace in Daily Life -Hanh, Thich Nhat (1991) Peace In Every Breath: Practice For Our Busy Lives. London: Random House.