Blogs and News

Here you can keep up to date with some of the latest blogs and news from the Trust.

Meditation Does Not Require a Silent Mind

One of the most helpful insights I ever heard from a meditation teacher is this: There are two types of meditator. Those who require a silent mind. And those who do not. I was in my early twenties, just beginning my meditation practice, and was confused because my...

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Connecting through daily ritual

20th April 2024As a child I was a devout Christian in an innocent, joyful way. I went to both Methodist church Sunday School and monthly family services at the ancient parish church in the small Yorkshire market town where I grew up. I enjoyed singing hymns and my...

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Mainstream Statements that Include Spirituality

People who are engaged or interested in spirituality often think that mainstream thinking is hostile to spirituality. But do some research and you will be surprised by the number of authoritative bodies that publicly assert the value of spirituality. They may not be...

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Polyvagal Theory and Emotions

Like many folk I hugely benefit from talk therapy. It helps me understand who I am. It clarifies how I navigate my relationships and my work. But for mental and emotional pain, I benefit more from body-oriented therapies — becoming aware of the actual physical...

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Spiritual Caregiving Is All Around Us

  Today I went to a small family gathering. My grandad was there, as was his very close friend. There are some things you should know about my Grandad and his friend. He is 97yrs old, has a Lewy Body Dementia diagnosis and was relatively self-reliant until a...

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What is Spiritual Health?

You can’t judge a book by looking at the cover,’ sang rock n’ roll pioneer, Bo Diddley. These words were acutely relevant to me when I was a young man learning yoga and simultaneously working with the severely disabled. On one side of my life there were these toned,...

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