My Mindfulness

Redundant ? Yippeee!

It’s not really a great word. There is something about being ‘made redundant’ which implies somehow you have no more value, like an old worn out robot being thrown on the trash heap as the new shiny one arrives. The dictionary defines it as “no longer needed’ or ‘superfluous’. Everyone wants to be needed, to […]

Top Reasons To Do Mindfulness at Work

The benefits of a regular mindfulness practice include.. Improved decision making via greater clarity of mind Expand your leadership ability Improve team collaboration Increased mental stability and resilience to turbulence Better able to handle conflict & challenging relationships Less distracted mind leading to increased productivity Reduced stress improves energy and enthusiasm More engaged with other employees

Science Behind Mindfulness

Check out some of these research studies Contemplative Science Research at Harvardhttp://contemplativeneurosciences.com/ Meditation’s positive residual effectshttp://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2012/11/meditations-positive-residual-effects/ Centre for Mindfulness (University of Massachusetts)http://www.umassmed.edu/cfm/ Mindfulness Centrehttp://www.themindfulnesscenter.org/ Mindsight Institutehttps://www.mindsightinstitute.com/ Harvard’s Eight Weeks to A Better Brainhttp://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2011/01/eight-weeks-to-a-better-brain/

Instinct vs Impulse by Paul von Bergen

On first look, an impulse can feel very much like an instinct. It comes from inside and seems to drive you to do something. Instincts also come from inside but are more a general gut feeling that you should follow a particular path. Impulses are not always good for you whereas instincts usually are. If […]

How to Set Intentions or Goals by Paul von Bergen

By Paul von Bergen With the new year firmly established it is appropriate to reflect on the direction of our life and whether we are creating the reality we want. It is also a time when a lot of us set goals with the belief that this will more likely make them happen. How often […]

Background to Mindfulness by Paul von Bergen

By Paul von Bergen Inspired by John Kabat Zinn If you were part of the London Philharmonic Orchestra you would not dream of using your instrument without tuning it first yet. The mind is our instrument of running our life yet most of us don’t spend even a moment of our life tuning it. Mindfulness […]

Forest Bathing is Scientifically Good for You!

We were fascinated by this article about some scientific research in Japan that actually explains why hanging out with trees improves your immune function! The Japanese practice of forest bathing is proven to lower heart rate and blood pressure, reduce stress hormone production, boost the immune system, and improve overall feelings of wellbeing” QZ.COM Forest […]

Our Pillars of Health, Wellness, Longevity & Joy by Paul von Bergen

1. Eat Well Eat the right foods. Look after your gut biome. No processed foods – just eat real food and slowly so it can be digested properly. No antibiotics if at all possible. Lots of natural probiotics. Minimise or avoid alcohol and caffeine. Avoid anything with hormones, chemicals, pesticides or antibiotics in it (that […]

What Is Mindfulness by Paul von Bergen

By Paul von Bergen Mindfulness is quite simply the biggest revolution in health and wellness but not because it is new, it is not. The concepts and ideas of mindfulness have been around for thousands of years. It is because the concept of mindfulness has captured the imagination of millions of people around the world […]

Setting Quality Intentions: Top Eight Tips by Paul von Bergen

By Paul von Bergen, Founder, Billabong Retreat Learning how to set high quality intentions rather than poor quality resolutions is an essential skill for anyone who wants to create change in their lives. How many times have you or someone else set a new year resolution on the first of January only to break it […]

How to Make New Year Intentions Stick

It’s that time of the year where new resolutions and intentions are set, but how do we actually make them stick? Here are some quick and easy tips. Limit how many resolutions you have to three (If you accomplish them early, then add more) Work out how you’ll deal with the temptations that come up. […]

Top tips for practising mindfulness by Paul von Bergen

By Paul von Bergen Anchor each day with a meditation, however small Be forgiving with yourself & your mind first Sprinkle your day with short minute meditations Identify stress triggers and watch out for them Notice repetitive patterns of thought Tail each day with a meditation Remember meditation can be many things – not only […]

Indigenous Wisdom by Paul von Bergen

By Paul von Bergen If you have read the article on perspective, then you will realize that the amount of time that Europeans have been in Australia is miniscule compared to the time that indigenous people have. About 250 years versus 40,000 years – 0.00625% of the time to be exact. The changes that Europeans […]