43 episodes

A podcast focused on how you can pick up the basics of mindfulness and meditation with the aim of creating a calmer, kinder world.

Mindfulness For Beginners Shaun Donaghy

    • Mental Health

A podcast focused on how you can pick up the basics of mindfulness and meditation with the aim of creating a calmer, kinder world.

    Focus on your peace; you have more impact on the world than you know - with guided meditation

    Focus on your peace; you have more impact on the world than you know - with guided meditation

    You may have heard mindfulness / meditation being called selfish - its easy to see how sitting with your eyes closed breathing might seem detached from the needs of others. However, we affect other people with every word we say, every action we take and every choice we make. Without being peaceful ourselves, the ripples we send out to the world may not be as positive as we would hope. By coming back to the present moment and bringing our mind and body together we can become more compassionate and build a kinder world.

    Meditation  can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to  share with others and say hello!   If you're on Apple podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.

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    • 27 min
    How to stop procrastinating and achieve your goals - with guided meditation

    How to stop procrastinating and achieve your goals - with guided meditation

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    Everyone procrastinates - you might have tasks for work or school we're dreading and have been putting off. Its important to be aware in the moment when this happens, sit with the thoughts you're having and get to the root of what is driving your avoidance. A lot of the time we can be afraid to fail, in our own eyes and the eyes of others. By sitting with our insecurity, accepting it and becoming comfortable we can overcome our fear of failure and start to do what we've always wanted.

    Meditation  can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to  share with others and say hello!   If you're on Apple podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.

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    • 25 min
    Learning to love yourself part 1 - with guided meditation

    Learning to love yourself part 1 - with guided meditation

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    All of us can struggle with our self-esteem, particularly how we look - there are always aspects of ourselves that we wish were different. We can support our wellbeing by becoming more aware of the negative thoughts we have about our own appearance rather than avoiding them; looking deeply into the roots of why we feel this way will free us from our insecurities. Our bodies are amazing - by focusing on what makes them great we can let go of negative views and enjoy simply being alive.

    Meditation  can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to  share with others and say hello!   If you're on Apple podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.

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    • 26 min
    Letting go of hunger and cravings - with guided meditation

    Letting go of hunger and cravings - with guided meditation

    If you've tried giving up smoking or cutting back on calories you know how difficult dealing with cravings can be. Most of the time we try to distract ourselves - but this can end up making them worse. By being present with our thinking and accepting the associated feeling we can break the connection between the initial thoughts and acting to satisfy the desire, increasing our chances of long term wellbeing.

    Meditation  can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to  share with others and say hello!   If you're on Apple podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for

    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaun-at-mindfulness-for-beginners-7b79a019b/

    • 24 min
    Compassion is an essential quality for leaders - guided mindfulness meditation

    Compassion is an essential quality for leaders - guided mindfulness meditation

    You may have heard "you have to be tough to lead." Its true that making difficult decisions does require a certain amount of resilience - but compassion is critical for good leaders to understand the consequences of the decisions they make and look after the wellbeing of their people. If you've previously ruled yourself out for not being tough enough to lead you may ask yourself - is it really you that needs to change?

    Meditation  can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to  share with others and say hello!   If you're on Apple podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for

    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaun-at-mindfulness-for-beginners-7b79a019b/

    • 25 min
    Is cabin fever leading to friction with your loved ones during lockdown? With guided mindfulness meditation

    Is cabin fever leading to friction with your loved ones during lockdown? With guided mindfulness meditation

    During lockdown you and your loved ones may be occasionally butting heads. Its important to realise that the roots of this friction can be the stress of the situation rather than the argument itself - so looking after your daily mental health is critical, including sleep, exercise and regular meditation. It can also be helpful to take time for yourself, particularly if conversations have become heated. Allowing a few hours for tempers to cool before discussing can help you to reach a resolution and live together peacefully.

    Meditation  can be used to reduce stress / anxiety, improve your mood and live a  more peaceful, fulfilled life. If you find it helpful, I invite you to  share with others and say hello!   If you're on Apple podcasts, you may wish to leave a review. May you be happy, may you be peaceful, may you be healthy and live a long life.

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/mindfulness_for

    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaun-at-mindfulness-for-beginners-7b79a019b/

    • 26 min

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