Being in the stillness of the present moment, whether that is through breath work, a mindfulness practice, meditation, a morning walk or a myriad of other wellness techniques, is an invitation to tap in to greater calm, reduce stress, build resilience, access your inner wisdom and experience vibrant health and wellbeing.
Mindful in May is the world's largest online mindfulness fundraising campaign and this year celebrates 10 years of mindful teachings.
If you have always wanted to start a practice and are not sure how to go about it, Mindful in May is a great place to start and offers resources and support to begin a meditation/mindfulness practice, and most importantly create an ongoing habit.
The connectedness of the mind, body and heart is something we are genuinely passionate about. Our energy and our heart resonance impacts everyone with whom we come in contact with. How we show up each day, our connection with our inner self, with family, friends, our workplace and community truly makes a difference in the world.
To be effective, the practice of mindfulness (being aware of our mind, body, heart connection) becomes a way of being. It is not something that is simply practiced in one 10 minute session and then forgotten about. What is experienced in the stillness of the present moment allows us to live each day in a more present and engaged state, with an open, accepting and compassionate attitude.
Our co-founder Kaz had the privilege of attending and sponsoring the recent Mind Heart Connect conference held in Melbourne. This is an event that brings together world renowned speakers and workshop facilitators to share leading edge techniques, therapies and evidence based practices that support emotional and physical wellbeing.
It is so encouraging that wellness approaches such as mindfulness, meditation, emotional freedom techniques (EFT/Tapping), hypnotherapy and energy medicine are increasingly being embraced in mainstream - it is a major therapeutic paradigm shift.
Professor Craig Hassed OAM is a mind-body medicine expert and shared his insights, experiences and wisdom at the event. An interview with Craig Hassed is also featured on the Mindful in May website.
He teaches how mindfulness helps us to be aware of our changing emotional states without becoming attached to them. He invites us to simply notice the thoughts as they come and go. By allowing the thoughts to flow through our consciousness without getting caught up and identified with them - in a state of non reactivity, we can access feelings of freedom and liberation.
In his interview for Mindful in May he shares the quote that most inspires him.
"“To be, or not to be: that is the question.” - Shakespeare. That pretty much sums it up. I love simplicity. Are we going to choose mindfulness or not? Hamlet chose not to be mindful; that’s why it ended up being a tragedy and not a comedy."
Dr Elise Bialylew is the founder of Mindful in May and the author of the bestselling book, The Happiness Plan. She is a doctor trained in psychiatry, turned social entrepreneur and mindfulness expert, she’s passionate about supporting individuals and organisations to develop inner tools for greater wellbeing and flourishing, and offers workshops and training at The Mind Life Project.
What are you waiting for? Are you ready create space for more calm, clarity and wellbeing? Access the best of the last decade's teachings this Mindful in May.
We invite you to wrap yourself in the luxury of pure organic Cashmere for your meditation practice, and to elevate your experience with our Free The Spirit botanical mist - created in collaboration with Combardis Elixirs.
Stimulating the senses with gifts from Nature helps bring us more fully into the here and now.
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