Wonder and Creation

In January our theme is ‘Wonder’. It feels like an appropriate topic at a time of year when things often feel dreary and hard work. This month we are inviting you to find the wonder in the day-to-day. As many of you who have read Leeds Sanctuary blogs before will know, we are keen campaigners …

What is The Enneagram?

The Enneagram is a map of nine personality types. Like all other personality typing tools, it has the danger of simplifying and “boxing” each of us up; this is a criticism I have often heard levelled at it. However, if used carefully, thoughtfully and maybe even prayerfully, it can be an incredibly insightful lifelong journey …

New Year Wellbeing Course

We are pleased to announce that we will be running a New Year Wellbeing Course starting on 11 January, at Leeds Dock. Wellbeing is a key element of the work we do here at Leeds Sanctuary. We believe in holistic wellbeing that sees the whole of you, as we know that when one area of …

Stillness

This meditation was kindly provided for us by Tim at Blackbird Mindfulness, who runs our weekly Monday Mindfulness sessions. This meditation was written and recorded to give you the opportunity to discover Stillness. Stillness can be found all the time, and this practice encourages you to still your mind and your heart, finding a comfortable …

Labelling

This meditation was kindly provided for us by Tim at Blackbird Mindfulness, who runs our Monday Mindfulness sessions. Sometimes our minds can be very busy; our thoughts darting and pulling our attention in different directions. This recording is an introduction to the practice of labelling your thoughts, empowering you to defuse them and take control. …

Home

This month we have been thinking a lot about “home”… What is your relationship with home? Many of us find ourselves starting to spend more time at home and indoors at this time of year; there’s less daylight, and the weather is becoming increasingly cold and more unpredictable. This can present genuine challenges to our …

Parenting Wellbeing Course

As part of Baby Week Leeds 2021, LMM are offering a five week course for new parents to think about how to look after their own wellbeing in this new phase. The sessions will be 2-3pm every Thursday from Thursday 18 November for 5 weeks. It will be in the Community Room at St George’s …

New Beginnings

September is a time of New Beginnings for so many… have you been contemplating what this next season will look like for you? Ask yourself this question with our guided meditation this month. Our guided meditations are inspired by mindfulness and ancient Christian contemplative practices. We hope to help you notice the present moment and …

Wellbeing and Activism

A webinar for 8 to 14 year old in partnership with Agents of Change Saturday 17th July 2021, 4-4.45pm This webinar, aimed at 8 to 14 year olds but also suitable for older participants. It will explore ways in which we can look after our minds and emotions as we work to make the world …