Do you have wall to wall, floor to ceiling self-help books at home? Each time you see a new title do you think…..aha....this one has the answer!
It’s all very well knowing the theory, reading about it again and again in different ways in different books, but we have got ‘to do’ something about it. Paradoxically the most effective way of ‘doing’ something about it is by practising ‘non-doing’ (as referred to by Jon Kabat-Zinn).
In this stressful modern world, for a lot of us the mind can be full of fear and anxiety, the body can also ‘hold’ this fear and anxiety. We constantly dash from one task to another, from one thought to another. As the mind and body cry out for rest and rejuvenation we just push ourselves further and further. The body rarely stops and the mind NEVER stops. The end result is that we are literally ‘running on empty’.
Studies of the mind/body connection have shown that biochemical changes occur in the body as a result of what is happening in the mind. According to Eckhart Tolle (Endocrinologist and Author) “ Compulsive thinking has become a collective disease”. Even when we lie down in bed at night and finally ‘still’ the body, the mind seems busier than ever, making it difficult to sleep.
The Sui package is an investment in good health and well-being. It is based on what Derval Dunford learned herself through recovery from illness. Sui offers a wide range of options from 5mins to 20mins including Meditation, Relaxation, Visualisation, Tibetan bowls, Mindfulness and ‘sleep inducing’ relaxations.
Being guided effortlessly through these simple yet powerful practices, builds up your inner resources for dealing with stress. It allows the mind and body to REALLY rest and rejuvenate. It promotes restful sleep and brings balance to your life.
What is Mindfulness? Click for info
Suí is a Westport based project run by Derval Dunford and Mick Hogan. Inspired by her recovery from illness, Derval has produced 'Suí',a double CD of guided and non guided meditation, while her partner Mick produces high quality meditation stools from his Co Mayo workshop.
Suí featured on RTE 1's Nationwide
on Friday November 27th
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(7.40 mins in)