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A Chocolate Meditation from Dr Danny Penman

Friday, June 15th, 2012

We are delighted to present this “Chocolate Meditation”

It comes from one of the best websites around on mindfulness called Frantic .

Dr Danny Penman has kindly granted us permission to use it and we think is the perfect way to talk about the idea of mindfulness.

You can find out more about Dr Danny Penman and his book  book called “Mindfulness – an eight week plan for finding peace in a frantic world” here.
Get your piece of chocolate ready and enjoy. (4.5mb)
Click here to access the chocolate meditation.
 Here’s how Dr Penman describes mindfulness

Mindfulness is about observation without criticism; being compassionate with yourself. When unhappiness or stress hover overhead, rather than taking it all personally, you learn to treat them as if they were black clouds in the sky, and to observe them with friendly curiosity as they drift past. In essence, mindfulness allows you to catch negative thought patterns before they tip you into a downward spiral. It begins the process of putting you back in control of your life.


  • Posted June 18, 2012 at 9:39 am | Permalink

    Hi Kath
    I must say I was very disappointed when that smooth, silky, lindt chilli chocolate … that was melting and tingling on my toungue – was MISSING when I swallowed :-) … I guess that was the limit of my “mindfulness”? anyhow, looking forward to getting better at it … It certainly left me smiling
    love Lx
    ps well done!

    Louise Rose

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