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New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year! I’m posting this a day or so early as most of us, myself included, make resolutions on the New Year. I’m not normally a big fan of New Year resolutions, as while about 60% of us make

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The trouble with happiness

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Happiness is something we all pursue, especially over the Christmas season. The modern fount of all wisdom, Wikipedia, defines happiness as “a mental or emotional state of well-being defined by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy”.

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Early Wounding

Talking with Greg Donaldson about the impact of early childhood and trauma.

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Meditation and Awarness of Self – dates

The Saturday meditation group is not meeting on Saturday 12th and 19th of March. We are meeting 26th March during Easter, but in Hungerford rather than Chisbury. This is because of the building works on our premises, which are expected to

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Unconsciousness

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This passage from Thomas Moore’s book “Dark Nights of the Soul” states very eloquently how it is. Unconsciousness is like junk food.  It’s an easy way to go through life, but it doesn’t give you the nourishment you need.  You

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Empathy

A lovely video where Brene Brown explains the difference between Empathy and Sympathy.

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Madness and Transformation

We live at a time that above all values ‘sanity’. If we examine what we mean by sanity, often what we really mean is reason. Definitions also include sound judgement, or soundness of mind, which are not the same as

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Connecting to Self

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Modern spiritual teachers often talk about ‘connecting to source’ or a higher power. In Psychosynthesis we use the term ‘Self’, a source of inner guidance and wisdom that is separate from the conscious personality. The Self pervades everything. It may

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The Good Life

The Good Life is a phrase from Positive Psychology, although some of you may also recall the comedy series with Richard Briers and Felicity Kendal. In Positive Psychology your reach The Good Life as a result of effective effort, absorption

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Meditation and Mental Health

Evidence from research suggests that mindfulness style meditation helps you relate to your thoughts and feelings in a non-judgemental and non-reactive fashion. This can bring you to a place where you are more able to observe how you are in

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