4 days ago

Soothe away some lockdown stress...

Eve from Eve Rudkin Mindfulness

Come and join our mindfulness group for a session outside: at a park in Newmarket, 5.30pm, Tues 30th Nov for one hour. All levels welcome, bring a friend, no payment, it is a celebration of getting through the year and being able to connect in real life rather than on screens!

Careful following of… View more
Come and join our mindfulness group for a session outside: at a park in Newmarket, 5.30pm, Tues 30th Nov for one hour. All levels welcome, bring a friend, no payment, it is a celebration of getting through the year and being able to connect in real life rather than on screens!

Careful following of Covid guidelines including numbers present, social distancing and vaccination. Details will be sent on booking - contact me here or Everudkin@gmail.com or click Read more to go to website

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12 days ago

Ahhhhhh that's the way to wake up!

Eve from Eve Rudkin Mindfulness

Hi Neighbours, taking an extra few moments when you wake up is the best way to start the day. A wee stretch, a minute to properly wake up will set the tone for the rest of the day, less rushed.

Try it and see what it feels like. In a way, that is what mindfulness feels like. To find out more … View more
Hi Neighbours, taking an extra few moments when you wake up is the best way to start the day. A wee stretch, a minute to properly wake up will set the tone for the rest of the day, less rushed.

Try it and see what it feels like. In a way, that is what mindfulness feels like. To find out more about it, and me, click Read more. I teach mindfulness locally.

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19 days ago

One step backwards!

Eve from Eve Rudkin Mindfulness

Hi Neighbours, I posted about how acceptance is helpful... then within two minutes I was not accepting stuff!

So its not easy huh. Hang in there and enjoy these lovely days. Kind wishes, Eve

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26 days ago

One step to get out of 'meh'...

Eve from Eve Rudkin Mindfulness

The pandemic is having a huge toll on all of us - you might find you're stuck in a state of feeling 'meh', uninspired and stagnant.

We don't have the ability to influence the Covid situation - circumstances are beyond our control, which is a recipe for this state of being … View more
The pandemic is having a huge toll on all of us - you might find you're stuck in a state of feeling 'meh', uninspired and stagnant.

We don't have the ability to influence the Covid situation - circumstances are beyond our control, which is a recipe for this state of being 'meh'.

However, research shows that "acceptance coping" results in significantly less distress during such times.

Importantly, acceptance isn't a passive process. It's not giving up. Rather, it's reminding ourselves "this is how things are right now". Psychologists call this helpful, active acceptance, as opposed to resigning acceptance.

Active acceptance is a key quality in mindfulness. Click Read More to find out more, I am a local registered mindfulness teacher.

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32 days ago

Spoonbills moving on best roost Orakei Basin?

Eve from Eve Rudkin Mindfulness

Something is happening on Orakei Basin. I enjoy watching the shags build nests and raise their young on their old tree over the water.

Over the past year a couple of spoonbills were around in the water, then on an old tree low in the water (inferior roost!) then a couple made their way to what I … View more
Something is happening on Orakei Basin. I enjoy watching the shags build nests and raise their young on their old tree over the water.

Over the past year a couple of spoonbills were around in the water, then on an old tree low in the water (inferior roost!) then a couple made their way to what I think is the best roost, where the shags have been for years.

Recently I saw 7 spoonbills on the primo roost! And they are taking to a higher roost in the trees too. Looks like they are moving in?? Better plot than Netflix?

Enjoy nature at this time. Kind wishes, Eve

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41 days ago

Connection matters huh

Eve from Eve Rudkin Mindfulness

Hi Neighbours, I have been reflecting on how much connection matters recently. Without the usual chances to see people, I have felt the value of connection. I have been offering mindfulness meditation sessions on Zoom, which surprisingly offers a sense of being connected.

And in a couple of weeks … View more
Hi Neighbours, I have been reflecting on how much connection matters recently. Without the usual chances to see people, I have felt the value of connection. I have been offering mindfulness meditation sessions on Zoom, which surprisingly offers a sense of being connected.

And in a couple of weeks I will start again offering in-person groups, gentle mindfulness stretches outside: Meadowbank Community Centre. Relaxing and friendly. Double-vaccinated, limited numbers, bookings essential through me.

Click Read more to go to my website :-)

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55 days ago

Final free online mindfulness for Mental Health - tomorrow at noon

Eve from Eve Rudkin Mindfulness

Hi Neighbours, I have enjoyed connecting with others online to support Mental Health at a time when we really need it, with meditations tailored for these uncertain times!

The final session of the series is tomorrow Thursday - to join see the link in the comments section

Click 'Read … View more
Hi Neighbours, I have enjoyed connecting with others online to support Mental Health at a time when we really need it, with meditations tailored for these uncertain times!

The final session of the series is tomorrow Thursday - to join see the link in the comments section

Click 'Read more' to hear more about it and to register

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61 days ago

Mindfulness for Mental Health Awareness - free online meditations

Eve from Eve Rudkin Mindfulness

Hi Neighbours, I am happy to be joining with BlueSkyMinds to support Mental Health week at a time when we really need it!

There are two more sessions next week, at noon on Wed and Thursday - to join see the link in the comments section
Click 'Read more' to hear more about it

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69 days ago

Level 3 still stressful huh? Try a mindfulness session

Eve from Eve Rudkin Mindfulness

Hi Neighbours, come and join a restorative and friendly mindfulness session - there is one tomorrow Thursday 23rd - give me your email to register for it at no cost. Click Read More to find out more about me.

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77 days ago

Need some peace of mind? Try mindfulness meditation for free

Eve from Eve Rudkin Mindfulness

Hi Neighbours, I teach mindfulness here in Meadowbank, and during lockdown I want to offer these friendly, relaxing online sessions to support you. Click 'find out more' to see my website, or message me so I can give you more information including a link to the session.

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101 days ago

A lovely tui on the cherry tree to bring some cheer

Eve from Eve Rudkin Mindfulness

Hi Neighbours, I was out walking and saw a tui on a flowering cherry tree. I hope this brings you a little bit of cheer in this lockdown - wishing you all the best, stay safe, Eve

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87 days ago

Relaxing mindfulness sessions now online - Tuesday afternoon

Eve from Eve Rudkin Mindfulness

Hi Neighbours, join a community of friendly locals practicing mindfulness meditation – all levels welcome! Gentle simple movement and stillness. First and third Tuesday/month, 1 – 2.30. We normally meet at Meadowbank, but we are meeting online in the meantime. Contact me here or find out more … View moreHi Neighbours, join a community of friendly locals practicing mindfulness meditation – all levels welcome! Gentle simple movement and stillness. First and third Tuesday/month, 1 – 2.30. We normally meet at Meadowbank, but we are meeting online in the meantime. Contact me here or find out more by clicking the Read More button.

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95 days ago

Feeling rattled? Use senses to 'ground' yourself - free audio clip

Eve from Eve Rudkin Mindfulness

Hi Neighbours, did you know you feel more grounded at this time of uncertainty by paying attention using your senses, as with this image, or listen to the 5 minute grounding practice that I recorded, by clicking on the link below.
I hope these things are helpful for you and I wish you all the … View more
Hi Neighbours, did you know you feel more grounded at this time of uncertainty by paying attention using your senses, as with this image, or listen to the 5 minute grounding practice that I recorded, by clicking on the link below.
I hope these things are helpful for you and I wish you all the best, Eve

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108 days ago

Slowness, stillness, stability

Eve from Eve Rudkin Mindfulness

Do you know that feeling of a distracted busy mind? That 'noise' leads us to act on autopilot, using shortcuts in the brain rather than being fully present. We get stuck in patterns of behaviour such as worry and feeling chronically 'stressed.'

The antidote to that is … View more
Do you know that feeling of a distracted busy mind? That 'noise' leads us to act on autopilot, using shortcuts in the brain rather than being fully present. We get stuck in patterns of behaviour such as worry and feeling chronically 'stressed.'

The antidote to that is slowing, paying attention to what is going on in our bodies and around us. We strengthen these brain pathways of experiencing, of being in the present moment. We access stillness, connect with our bodies, and find stability. That is what mindfulness is. To find out more have a look at my website link below - www.everudkinmindfulness.co.nz...

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116 days ago

Seniors enjoying gentle movement and relaxation

Eve from Eve Rudkin Mindfulness

Hi Neighbours, it is lovely that some seniors are coming along to our friendly mindfulness group, the first and third Tuesday/month - come along and try it out to see what it is like! All welcome.

An hour-and-a-half from 1pm, gentle movement and stillness. Meadowbank Community Centre, 29 Saint … View more
Hi Neighbours, it is lovely that some seniors are coming along to our friendly mindfulness group, the first and third Tuesday/month - come along and try it out to see what it is like! All welcome.

An hour-and-a-half from 1pm, gentle movement and stillness. Meadowbank Community Centre, 29 Saint Johns Road. Koha welcome. Contact Eve Rudkin, registered teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, www.everudkinmindfulness.co.nz....

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