Mindfulness and Physical Pain – Three Ways Practice Can Help

Mindfulness and Physical Pain – Three Ways Practice Can Help by Mary Jennings It’s been almost a year. It’s been a challenge. Dealing with tendonitis in the hip that seems intractable to all the interventions of physiotherapists, orthopaedic specialists, exercises and painkillers. I began to use another intervention – a more deliberate mindfulness approach. Firstly, mindfulness helped me turn towards …

How to find calm in a busy world – Sr. Stanislaus Kennedy

Meditation is often put forward as a cure all. There are many studies that claim it can do many things for us, it can lower our blood pressure, it can reduce stress, it can boost our immunity, it can improve our memory, it can make us more serene and easier to live with and yet there are many people, many …

The Science of Breath

Trinity College Dublin researchers have recently published research that suggests controlled breathing can enhance attention and improve overall brain health. It has long been claimed by Yogis and Buddhists that meditation and ancient breath-focused practices strengthen our ability to focus on tasks. A new study by researchers at Trinity College Dublin explains for the first time the neurophysiological link between …

“Mindfulness? – I’m too busy!” Says The Teacher!

Have you ever felt that way as a busy teacher?  Dominic Cogan knows all about it after working in education for thirty years. Ahead of his .b Foundations course starting he talks us through the benefits of mindfulness for teachers. It’s like we know we need to unwind, to take stock, to pause amid all the rushing around that passes for …

Sr Stan Interviewed On Love And Courage.

Sr Stan joined Ruairí McKiernan on his latest Love and Courage podcast. Stan talks about the Sanctuary and her motivations behind it, as well as giving insights on the wider topic of contemplative meditation. The Love and Courage podcast features interviews with inspirational people who are making a real difference in the world today. Guests are typically people passionate about …