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Yoga for Refugees, Ourmala Event, Tues 21st June 2016

According to the 1951 United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, a refugee is “a person who owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the…

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Yoga Therapy for Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic, lifelong condition. There are 2.5 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK alone with over 500,000 people suffering from the condition without even knowing it. The hormone insulin, produced by the pancreas, is used by the body to stimulate cells…

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Schizophrenia, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga and Embodied Healing

We appear to  have gone wrong somewhere in Western society in our treatment of people diagnosed with schizophrenia, which is characterised in the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) by hallucinations, delusions, disorganised thinking (speech), significantly disorganised or abnormal…

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Beyond a Deficit View of Autism

‘All humans are sacred, whatever their culture, race or religion, whatever their capacities or incapacities, and whatever their strengths or weaknesses might be’.  (Jean Vanier, founder of L’Arche). The single deficit model of autism is, in our opinion at the Minded Institute, doing people diagnosed…

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Working Psychotherapeutically with Grief-Fuelled Depression

Whilst we all have days when we would rather stay in bed, depression is an insidious and hope-draining affliction in which the sufferer truly sees life itself as the enemy. Whilst the word ‘depressed’ is now commonly used colloquially to express the sense of  feeling…

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Halasana in the Hospital: Yoga to be Offered to NHS Staff

Back in September of last year, Simon Stevens, NHS England’s chief executive, pledged to launch an initiative to improve staff health and cut the growing amount of sick leave. As part of this initiative, NHS staff are to be offered health checks, Zumba, and yoga…

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Exploring the Benefits of Yoga for Skin Disease

The skin is our largest organ. It acts as a waterproof, insulating shield to protect our bodies from extremes of temperature, sunlight, and harmful substances. It is also wonderfully packed with nerves for keeping the brain in touch with the outside world and is the…

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We are hiring!

Recruiting Experienced Administrative Assistant for Part-time position From July 2015 Position:        Administrative Assistant Hours:            20 per month, with possibility for more Pay Rate:      £12-15 p/h, commensurate with experience Location:       Mostly from home, with some errands in London The innovative Minded Institute is…

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YOGA FLASH MOB – 17th Sept in London!

Do Yoga: Life into Balance Join us for a Yoga Flash Mob in London 17 September at 18:30 at Parliament Square, Westminster  The Minded Institute is dedicated to bridging the worlds of healthcare and yoga. We run free events, help to arrange conferences and this…

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Train with us!

Join us to train with the next wave of Minded Yoga Therapists! There is a lot happening at the Minded Institute these days! We are about to have a new group of yoga therapist graduates!  They’ve worked very hard over the past 18 months, and…

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Yoga Therapy + Mindfulness for Addictions

With Shaura Hall + Heather Mason 12-15 June 2014 in London! Addiction is a complex condition that affects all areas of life – not just for addicts, but also for the people around them. Clinically, it is characterized by a loss of control over drug…

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