I recently encountered a young gentleman, who is a capable professional but unable to listen to his clients; rather chose not to. In his mind “I am Right and You are Wrong, so you do my way!” Such thought creates conflicts in his life, as this is the creation of his Ego. He’s forgotten that his firm was solely hired to work for the clients. Each client has different perspective, and being hired means his task is to assist the clients in achieving their goals. His attitude would also create discords within the organisation. Preventing the team to be successful. Either he is not sharing the same intention in the…

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Sleeping problem is much more common than you might think. If you have messed up your body clock, you might feel sleepy and unable to concentrate in the middle of your working hours. Suffering from chronic fatigue, you are no longer able to perform well… When such symptoms persist, sleep deprivation can cause wide range of physical and mental illness, then no one can function well, as your body and brain start shutting down. Insomnia can cause the symptoms of depression. Feeling of depression can deteriorate your insomnia… a vicious circle! As far as the cause of your sleeping problem is not an illness, such as sleep apnoea, then you…

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The nature of our jobs require responsibilities, stressful deadlines and performance expectations. We tend to push ourselves to the limit. Workplace stress can easily overwhelm our lives. If we are not careful, it could easily result in burn-out, anxiety and depression. To manage job-related stress, our newsletters can assist you to pinpoint the cause of your stress, and offer the alternative way of being. Here are comments from someone who was greatly helped by my method. Over the past year my life has been turned upside down by a number of issues, including the stresses of work. The feeling of complete relaxation and calmness that I am left in is indeed…

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I notice western mindfulness practitioners are quite often trying so hard to attain some special state of mind with in-depth cognitive reasoning. I am often puzzled. Mindfulness practice would not require any stiffness, rather it is like fluid and flow… there is no tension. Japanese cultural norms and traditions are different from the West, this may be the reason why I have this observation. This is not a criticism, but pure observation. Also our practice does not end sitting meditation, it is a way of living life… extending into our daily life with openness and connectedness with nature. Rather effortless by comparison. With relaxed and calm energy, one would become…

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I don’t know if it would apply to you, but as a human being, we tend to think that “if only I achieve X” “if only I obtain Y” or “If only I don’t have Z”, then I will be happy!! Unfortunately, as you may have experienced, objects will not bring peace in your mind. It is not an object which brings happiness. It is already here in you, we already have innate peace. While you are trapped in and absorbed endless thought stream, you cannot even imagine the existence of such inner peace. So how can we find this space? I was asked why our retreat brings outstanding and…

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Good morning! Having taken Mindful shower and practiced morning 15 minute programme, you will receive another day with joy, even if you suffer chronic pain. A therapist in a pain clinic coldly told a friend of mine “Be friend with your pain”, this triggered fury in him. This phrase would only become useful and be appreciated by a patient, when the speaker knows true meaning and spoke with compassion. Pain is a useful signal to draw your attention to the problem region of the body. When struggling to cope sharp, electricity leakage like acute pain, it is virtually impossible to become friend with your pain. STOP PAIN, this is the…

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Winter solstice indicated the start of new wave turning into 2018. As a part of preparation to receive a New Year with good energy, we would like to invite you to a group meditation commencing at 9pm, Saturday the 23rd. . Just be comfortable, you can practice anywhere. A group of people to connect, at the same time, with same intention with energy full of gratitude, this will make huge difference as we live in the field of energy. We are to commence at 9pm, Saturday 23rd of December. The duration is up to you, this could be a couple of minutes or 30 minutes or so. IF you are…

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Good morning! Having taken Mindful shower and practiced morning 15 minute programme, feeling great and focussed and ready to start a lovely day with a big smile on your face. But some day, even your good intentions are there to be happy and feeling calm…. Unwanted thoughts and negative emotions would appear to your mind. Often, with restlessness, one tends to act to inconvenience others and hurt others’ feelings. In the aftermath of a surge of unwanted emotions, you are filled with regrets. Why did I do that? Why could I not anchor my mind to the present moment to stop such actions? That’s OK, no need to criticise yourself….…

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Good morning! Having practiced mindful shower and morning 15 minute programme… breathing exercises would enable you to start a day with joy and calmness in mind. As winter days are short and cold, and the holiday season approaches, even you do not suffer winter blues (SAD: Seasonal Affective Disorder), you might experience restlessness, irritability, tension, anxiety or insomnia. Stress can affect your body, as well as how you feel, think and behave. “Do you run any workshop around Christmas? I want to leave holiday stress behind.” On my return from Japan, having received this enquiry, we have launched Winter Mini Retreat from this month to February 2018, including festive period!…

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Good morning! Having taken Mindful shower and practiced morning 15 minute programme, you must be feeling refreshed and ready to start a lovely day with a big smile on your face. Thank you for those who have sent your interest in attending Sunday Workshop. Just imagine how you would be feeling after our practice together…may I share a lovely testimonial just received from a student. Attending Etsuko’s yoga and meditation class is like entering an oasis of calm in a mad and busy world.   Etsuko has a calming presence and a caring teaching manner.   If I can’t attend a class I really miss it, and always look forward…

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