What we know about trauma is that the body remembers some of the specific details in a concrete and tangible way. We cannot predict which ones it will remember and often people feel frustrated by the things that their system ‘on alert’ responds to.
Today, November 18th is International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. It is a day where people from across the globe can come together to recognize the profound impact traumatic grief leaves in its wake. It is a time to remember those loved ones who have been lost and to support survivors who live on with this often unbearable weight.
November transforms into Movember each year, marked by the sprouting of mustaches on thousands of men’s faces worldwide. While seeing your loved ones and acquaintances sporting a new mustache may be amusing, the underpinning cause of Movember is no laughing matter.
Infidelity can be painful and challenging, but you don’t need to go through it alone. Counselling can help you navigate these tumultuous waters, providing a safe and supportive place to move towards healing and overall well-being.
How counselling can help with anxiety and support you to find a way to live in harmony and experience a more peaceful and satisfying life.
In our last post, we talked about the critical voice that can come up when you try to meditate and in previous posts we have looked at our reactions to meditation, and what to expect when trying to meditate. Now, we are going to look at why we would consider trying it at all!
Mingyur Rinpoche, a Buddhist Monk, taught a simple meditation training in our last post. As you might have noticed, he is not the same monk who coined the idea of the puppy mind I mentioned in our first blog post on mediation. Mingyur uses the term ‘monkey mind’ to describe the all over the place, and into everything way our mind wanders in the same way that the Vancouver monk I worked with used the idea of a puppy mind. Both monkeys and puppies have a playfulness about them. There is a lightness to them.
The Simple Meditation. Meditate Everywhere Anytime…
Thanks for joining us again to learn more about meditation. Last post, we talked about the most common stumbling block of developing a mediation practice, which is how uncomfortable and unbearable it can feel when your mind is all over. It is at this moment that you’re actually doing it, just as it was intended.
Maybe you’ve meditated before, maybe you’ve wanted to meditate, but didn’t know where to begin, or maybe you think meditation is some hippy, woo-woo, granola thing and you’ve rolled your eyes at it.