We currently find ourselves immersed in the unprecedented escalation of the climate and ecological crisis, rising social inequalities, and, in the UK, prospects of a post-Brexit recession. This is unfolding against a backdrop of the culture of individualism, which is wrapped up with power and systematic dispossession. This individualisation generates isolation and social atomisation, making us feel personally responsible to cope alone with both psychological uncertainty and poor health alike. We are left feeling powerless. In response to stress, anxiety and [...]

2505, 2017

The work of love, the power of community

We live in a world that is fractured, and it seems to get more so with each new event that shakes us. When incidents are close to home, like those in Manchester, we seem to experience the despair of families [...]

901, 2017

Closing a mindfulness course

by Tracey Cramond During the final group meet on an 8 week course or teacher training we consciously acknowledge the dissolving of the circle.  A circle that is formed on the first day with the intention of creating a space [...]

208, 2016

A first retreat – finding deeper practice

by Tracey Cramond “Curiouser and curiouser!” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland I was apprehensive about my first mindfulness silent retreat.  After weeks of being immersed in Brexit results and the shocking tragedies occurring in the world there was anticipation [...]

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