About Me

Counselling in Scotstoun, Glasgow

I have been volunteering at Kingsway Health and Wellbeing Centre, Scotstoun, Glasgow for the last ten months, spending one day a week meeting with local residents. While the physical buildings have been improved this community lacks places for people to express themselves and enact the changes they would like to see. However, in this very …

Large black butterfly feeding on pink flowers.

Mindfulness with and without meditation

Last Saturday I attended Dr Francesco Pagnini Mindfulness talk at the Hong Kong University where he distinguished two types of Mindfulness. Firstly, inspired by Theravada Buddhism, is the Mindfulness championed by Jon Kabat-Zinn who Westernised Buddhist practices for a contemporary audience. He focused on strategies for managing people’s relationship with their pain. With these techniques …

Two brown bunnies lying together but facing in opposite directions. They are watching and alert while saving their energies.

Who can be the laziest today?

I have a little experience with Alexander Technique and Feldenkrais teachers and if you live in a big city you might find affordable group classes you can attend. Otherwise try an online class. These bodywork classes emphasis going slowly, experiencing sensorial information completely, to do bodyscans through the day, so you may notice fatigue, reluctance, …