Flourishing

This week, Anna discusses Flourishing – a holistic, God-centred understanding of wellbeing… Flourishing is the final value of Leeds Sanctuary. This value was developed during Lockdown. We were seeing so many people struggling with their wellbeing that I started to explore wellbeing resources that might help people see themselves as a full, whole, complicated human …

Always Angry?

This meditation was written and recorded for us by our friend Tim from The Blackbird Project, who runs our Monday Mindfulness sessions. The meditation is an opportunity for you to examine emotions that may feel like they are always with you, with a short focus at the start on anger as an example. It is …

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‚Äôs less daylight, and the weather is becoming increasingly cold and more unpredictable. This can present genuine challenges to our …

Monday Mindfulness

After a successful pilot Monday Mindfulness is returning on Monday 6th September on Zoom for the forseeable future. Each Monday Tim of Blackbird mindfulness leads us in 25 minutes of mindfulness. He often includes some breathwork, body scans and helps us become aware of our thoughts and feelings. It is all about us connecting with …

Flow

What does it mean to find flow in your life? 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 encourage you to reflect on how you are. This month we look at …

Meditation on Flourishing

This is a recorded meditation about flourishing. It explores what is means for us to flourish and gives you a time of stillness. It for anyone thinking about what their life might look like as lockdown eases and life changes. If you want to flourish this could be a useful reflection. This meditation is influenced …

Letting go: mindfulness pillar 7

Each month we explore a different attitude of mindfulness with Tim of Blackbird Mindfulness. This month he teaches us and takes us through a practice of ‘Letting go’. He encourages us to let go of memories, judgements, thoughts and emotions during a mindfulness practice. To recognise them and then let those things go. https://soundcloud.com/leedsmethodistmission/letting-go Here …