Perhaps you have dropped by my blog to pick up some meditation advice, or maybe you are in a situation at work, or in your relationship that is prompting you to look for some answers.
Whatever the reason is that you are here, welcome! I hope you find what you are looking for and if by chance, you don’t find it then drop me an email and let me know what you are interested in. I will see if I can help.
The blogs that you will find here deal with different aspects of wellbeing, along with all the ways in which we can undermine ourselves as we try to achieve it. It’s a funny thing but don’t you find that much as we want to change and grow, we can still manage to get in our own way?
One of the special features of the Awareness in Action blog is the wide range of meditations and exercises we include to help us work with the habits that we have developed in order to help us cope but that actually get in our way. As we learn to make these techniques part of our everyday life, we begin to find ways to exchange these habits for ones that will help us develop. We can bring about the changes we are looking for.
To help you find your way around you will see blogs marked that relate to your own journey, to your relationships and to your workplace. You can also just browse around and see what catches your attention.
Now you have found us, feel free to comment, ask questions and share your own experience. A blog only really comes alive when its readers join in and take part.
Fortunately, I do not know anyone who sets out on their day intending to be not kind to anyone at all. It’s probably the same for you too. So why is it that in any ordinary day all sorts of unkind things happen? Let’s look at our own behaviour at work. We could...read more
I am particularly delighted to welcome Carole to the blog. She is writing about such an important topic—compassion on the internet. In these polarised times it is so important to take her Netiquette guidelines to heart. Thanks for the post, Carole! Compassion is a...read more
Take a moment to think about your workplace. Would you say it was a kind workplace? Is kind behaviour encouraged, or considered important? All too often kindness is simply seen as a ‘soft skill’ and not considered to be necessary for navigating the...read more
Photo by Alvaro Serrano via Unsplash Here is the second of Chris' two guest posts on Compassion Focused Therapy. This one gives helpful guidance on how to do some of the key practices. In the first part of this post on compassionate mind training and Compassion...read more
Photo by Nick Fewings via Unsplash Awareness in Action is delighted to publish the first of two blogs from Chris Winson on the subject of Compassion Focused Therapy. Thanks to Chris for this accessible and informative overview of how CFT works. Part 2 of the blog will...read more
Why it is best not to get stuck in your own story Recently I have been reflecting on how easy it is for each of us to get stuck in our story. What do I mean by that? It’s the state we get into when most of our attention is focused on doing what we are doing right now,...read more
Photo by Edu Lauton on Unsplash I am delighted to share this guest post from the writer, Rosie Dub. In this post she explores the relationship between creativity, and change. She shows how fear can block the process, while an attitude of playfulness can enhance it. Do...read more
Photo by Rosie Kerr on Unsplash Last week was quite a rough week in which gratitude did not readily leap into my mind. A close family member was admitted to hospital early in the week. Our car developed an ominous rattle, which turned out to signal the...read more
I am delighted to share this guest post from Jefferson Cann. I met Jefferson through a shared client in London. Later I participated in his online programme, The Fearless Culture which was a great learning experience and which I highly recommend. If you have any...read more
Nearly everyone I know is back from their holiday now. There’s a big sign up in our street warning drivers that schools are open again and children will be crossing the road. Autumn is already nibbling around the edges, with a definite chill in the air. It’s certainly...read more