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And breathe! The power of the breath

Have you ever sat in a meeting with your heart racing, sweat starting to gather on your brow, wondering how on earth you are going to get through this challenge in front of you? You […]

What does it mean to be well?

The new year often means plans for a new you, new resolutions for your health and wellbeing. But what does it actually mean to be well? What is health? Does it mean physical, emotional, or […]

Tips and ideas for effective self-care

What is self-care? Here are some tips and ideas for effective self-care

Self-care allows us to care better for those around us.

What is self-care? Here are some tips and ideas for effective self-care

A royal seal of approval

The majestic setting of Elmfield Estate near Gilford in Co. Down, received a very special visit on Thursday 23 September when Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, attended Elmfield […]

Can Building Personal Resilience help us Adapt to Change?

  So many industries have faced unexpected challenges over the last 18 months; staff shortages, uncertain covid regulations, price hikes in raw materials, and many more. This adds to the stress on our physical and […]

How can radical acceptance support our wellbeing?

“I was born when all I once feared—I could love.” (Rabia of Basra, c717-801) These words of Rabia of Basra speak to the need to accept ourselves through radical acceptance. The concept of radical acceptance […]

Experiencing the interconnection of life

“At times I feel as if I am spread out over the landscape and inside things, and am myself living in every tree, in the splashing of the waves, in the clouds and in the animals […]

Can you accept yourself exactly as you are?

Embodied listening supports your wellbeing

Can better listening support our wellbeing as we emerge out of lockdown? According to Stephen Porges, a neuroscientist researcher of human social engagement and interaction, our culture doesn’t support us to listen to each other […]

Managing anxiety

Why we should take care of our nervous system My heart pounded, sweat dripped into my already sticky palms, my face felt on fire. I watched as the door opened and the tall figure approached. […]

Social isolation affects us all

Social isolation affects us all, albeit in different ways. Dobzhansky (1962) said that “the fittest may also be the gentlest, because survival often requires mutual help and co-operation.” This speaks to how we can support […]

Guided meditation: midline grounding

A guided audio mediation

Guided meditation: Beginning with the breath

A guided audio meditation Short guided meditation using the breath to reduce stress and anxiety

Fear, trust and hope. What we learned through The Power of Story

In our recent online event The Power of Story, Molly Sturges asked, “How can I be a good ancestor?” What can we each do to contribute to a better, more ‘well’ society? Throughout the last seven weeks we have heard twenty-one different people share their personal and professional stories, uncovering what it might mean to be a well society. Each week we focused on a different area of society, from law and order to healthcare, from climate justice to the arts, to the media, youth and leadership. It was a rich and powerful conversation.

Writing as a harbinger of wellness

From a young age, writing has bridged my relationship between myself and the world around me. I cannot remember exactly when I decided to become a journalist. I would say it was in my teens when the fire of puberty erupted within and spurred my wish for change, for impact, for influence as part of my entangled expression in and with the planet.

Writing was a harbinger of wellness in that it funnelled somewhat confused meanderings onto a page…

Fear or Excitement?

This has been a year of upheaval, change and uncertainty. There certainly is
reason to be afraid and worried about what the future will hold. At the same time, I think it is worth asking ourselves, are we truly afraid or excited?

Physiologically speaking, the body doesn’t experience a difference between fear and excitement.

Free the Flow

When I reflect upon the concept of climate change, I often feel fear. How is flow related to something so large and so hard to lean into and face? Climate change isn’t a subtle share. […]

Listen for what’s not said

Working with high risk populations that have survived intergenerational trauma taught me to answer the question behind the question, understand the intention behind the mal-adaptive behavior, and give voice to the inner hurt, years of pain and suffering that lead to delinquent charge.

The Power of Story

Stories have a way of penetrating our psyche, offering us a reawakening or reimagining of ourselves. A story from ancient mythology, a folk tale, or a story in the latest film can resonate within. How often do you have the chance to feel your way through a story and offer it a place within your being?

What Does It Mean To Be Well? My Recent Story

Being well means something different for each of us, for our family, and for our society and at different times.

I lost my hair to alopecia a few years ago. I used to have long, thick, silky, brown hair, with a few greying streaks. I was devastated when it all fell out, but there was little I could do.

I chose not to wear a wig. I hate having things on my head. For me, it also felt false, a fake version of myself. And yet, I hated being seen without hair.

Thinking back over the last four years, I see now that I withdrew inward and stopped going out.

Meditation to tune into the fluid rhythms of the body

A guided audio meditation

How can you be better supported in a pandemic situation?

Can we look to the origins of what it means to be well as a response to the current situation? Is it enough to be resilient, or is there more?

Connecting with nature to support our wellbeing

Can the rose love me in the same way I love the rose? Is the natural world animated with soul I often wonder?

7 tips for wellbeing and resilience during the pandemic

About This Event Many of us are feeling anxious these days, whether from the threat of physical illness, economic hardship or general uncertainty over the future. How can Wellean Wisdom support us in a practical […]

How can you be better supported in a pandemic situation?

Can we look to the origins of what it means to be well as a response to the current situation? Is it enough to be resilient, or is there more? The Lancet recently described the […]

Guided meditation: Body awareness scan for relaxation

A guided audio mediation Body awareness scan for relaxation  

5 Top Tips to Create Safety and Resilience in the Body

My heart pounded, sweat dripped into my already sticky palms, my face felt on fire. I watched as the door opened and the huge man approached. Now feeling faint, I could feel the blood drain […]

Stories give wings to science: Evidence of the power of story in healthcare

I have never met Natoma Canfield, but I am unlikely to forget her story. Natoma is a woman with cancer who had dutifully paid her health insurance premiums over the years she was healthy but […]

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