The Importance of Sleep

In recent times quite a few group members expressed issues they were having with sleep. In light of this we wanted to give people the opportunity to explore this. There were a mixture of issues with some wondering if they were sleeping too much and others questioning whether they were getting enough sleep. People feltContinue reading “The Importance of Sleep”

A Better And Fairer Society Post-Pandemic

The group had wanted to discuss how society could emerge from this pandemic better and fairer from the lessons learned. So we spent this session imagining suggested changes and improvements. Our discussion was set within the six topics of the ‘Post-Covid Compassion Wheel’. It was suggested that within an increasingly technological world we maybe needContinue reading “A Better And Fairer Society Post-Pandemic”

Self-Compassion

Self-compassion is an area we will continue to visit often in this group as it is something helpful for us all to practice and something we generally struggle to do, so encouragement and reminders to be self-compassionate are helpful. Compassion literally means to ‘suffer with’ and is an active word, implying movement, a rising upContinue reading “Self-Compassion”

Mindfulness after the storm

A couple of nights before the group met last week, residents of Edinburgh and neighbouring parts of Scotland encountered the most dramatic storms we have seen in quite some time. We met online for a session on mindfulness, firstly defining mindfulness as: “The awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment,Continue reading “Mindfulness after the storm”

Enjoying Nature During Lockdown

In last week’s meeting online we discussed where we had been for walks during lockdown and what we had discovered or rediscovered and enjoyed during this time. Some had stayed quite close to home and in doing so discovered a great deal more about their locality than they had previously noticed. People had found newContinue reading “Enjoying Nature During Lockdown”

The cookie thief (by Valerie Cox)

A woman was waiting at an airport one night, with several long hours before her flight. She hunted for a book in the airport shops, bought a bag of cookies and found a place to drop. She was engrossed in her book but happened to see, that the man sitting beside her, as bold asContinue reading “The cookie thief (by Valerie Cox)”

Dealing with shame

It had been requested by the group to look at dealing with shame as a group topic. We began by watching the video clip of Brene Brown talking to Oprah about her research about shame. Group members responded to this idea that talking about shame is helpful as some of them had experienced that thisContinue reading “Dealing with shame”

Strengths

“I don’t see what others see in me”.  This is a saying that we can hear a lot of in society throughout all walks of life. Is this a default position we go to or are there cultural reasons for it? Certainly here in Scotland and the rest of the U.K. there does seem toContinue reading “Strengths”

New group programme/referral process

If you are interested in attending the group please contact us and we will put you on the waiting list with the hope being that you will not have to wait too long.