Belief change process

Cooking Time: 35 minutes
A deep change process to move beyond limiting beliefs. Many changemakers, especially those leading changemaking organisations, often struggle with two limiting beliefs: a lack of value and a lack of...

Mindful check-in

Cooking Time: 5 minutes
A brief mindfulness check-in practice. Check-ins are common best-practices in many changemaking circles already, but mindful check-ins add a new quality to the experience. This brief formal mindful practice helps...

EQ check-in

Cooking Time: 15 minutes
A quick check-in practice to foster emotional intelligence in a group. In the past few centuries, the dominant approach to...

The deathbed test

Cooking Time: 1 hour
A self-inquiry to discover the meaning in life. If your life will end anyway and you will soon be forgotten, what is the point of anything you do? This question...

Active listening

Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Promoting understanding and improving communication through listening. Most of us consider themselves to be good listeners, but the reality is that we often listen to our conversation partner without really...

Morning intention setting

Cooking Time: 10 minutes
A practice to act consciously. You wake up. You are in a good mood. You think it will be a good day. You feel it. Until you read that email in your...

Three good things

Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Savouring in the goodness to rewire our brain for happiness. You wake up to the sound of roadwork outside your house. You spill your coffee on your clean clothes while...

Mountain meditation

Cooking Time: 15 minutes
A meditation practice to find calmness in Nature. Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thích Nhất Hạnh reminds us that “peace is all...

4-7-8 breath technique

Cooking Time: 5 minutes
A breathing technique to relax and calm down. In a world constantly running, one of the wisest things we can do to boost our wellbeing is to stop for a...

BRAVING

A check-list to trust others and ourselves and brave the wilderness. Sometimes changemakers feel completely alone and isolated in their efforts to create a better world. You might feel you...

Five steps to purpose

Cooking Time: 1.5 hours
A five-step process to discover your purpose. Finding your passion is extremely important to ensure you devote focus attention to...

Year Compass

Cooking Time: 4.5 hours
A set of questions to help you reflect on your past year and plan for the hear ahead. The Year...

Mindful Emailing

Emails in the workplace often come with questions, work to do, goals to reach, and obstacles to overcome. That makes them inherently stressful or anxiety producing. Plus, communication is hard...

Tea Meditation

Cooking Time: 25
The simple ritual of making and drinking tea has been celebrated as a source of energy, light and alignment since ancient times. But due to lack of awareness and appreciation,...

Sleeping Well

Getting enough good quality sleep is one of the most effective performance enhancing tools in your toolbox. But sleeping well  is something many changemakers struggle with. Here are 4 steps to...

Ice Bath

Many athletes use ice baths to help recovery after a competition.  The general theory behind this cold therapy is that the exposure to cold helps to combat the microtrauma (small...

Managing Stress

Stress can, if unmanaged, significantly influence the impact of your work. Therefore, understanding how to manage stress is important. One...

Mental health for employers

Mental health is an integral part of how we feel about our jobs, how well we perform and how well we interact with colleagues, customers and clients. With 1 in 6...

Learning how to learn

Cooking Time: 1.5 hours
A reflective exercise to turn your organisation into a learning organisation. We live in a world of global information and technology-driven...

Coping with the sense of urgency

Cooking Time: 45 minutes
Embracing “enough” in a paradigm of scarcity. There is a growing sense of urgency among changemakers, social entrepreneurs, and social change activists. It feels like we are running out of time and...

The wheel of burnout

Cooking Time: 2 hours
Exploring to the root causes of burnout. Very often we are aware of the symptoms of burnout, such as physical tiredness and mental exhaustion, pessimism and cynicism, emptiness and numbness, sense...

The river of life

Cooking Time: 2.5 hours
Exploring the flow that connects our changemaker journey. What are the features of a river? A river has a source...

Truth Mandala

Cooking Time: 2 hours
A ritual to honour our pain for the world so as to heal from it. The following activity has been taken from Joanna Macy’s book Coming Back to Life. In her own...

Solo day

Cooking Time: 24 hours
In a world overloaded with unhelpful information and never-ending distractions, it is essential that changemakers find the time to retreat in silence and solitude to reconfirm the clarity of their vision...

Privilege walk

Cooking Time: 60 minutes
The privilege walk is an experiential activity to highlight how people benefit from or are marginalised by systems in our...

Body scan meditation

Cooking Time: 20 minutes
A simple meditation to re-align body and mind. The following activity has been taken from Mark Williams and Danny Penman’s book Mindfulness: A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic...

Self-compassion for your inner child

Cooking Time: 30 minutes
The following activity has been taken from Dr Rick Hanson’s course The Foundation of Well-Being. The course guides you through a journey of 12 pillars for well-being and provides you with a...

Calm your nerves

Cooking Time: 5 minutes
A little mindfulness can go a long way. Many of us become anxious and stressed before an interview, an important...

Managing change

Cooking Time: 45 minutes
Symbolic death is an essential step towards self-renewal. The following activity has been taken from Dr Mick Collins’s book The Unselfish...

Heart-breathing meditation

Cooking Time: 15 minutes
A breathing technique to fill your heart with compassion. The following activity has been taken from Scilla Elworthy’s book Pioneering the Possible: Awakened Leadership for a World that Works. The book...

Eye gazing meditation

Cooking Time: 1 hour
A soul-connecting meditation to feel whole. Eye gazing is a deeply connecting and transformative Buddhist meditative practice. In a world with endless visual stimuli, we have unlearnt what it is...

Alternate Nostril Breathing

Cooking Time: 10 minutes
A calming breathing technique. The Nadi Shodhan Pranayama is also known as alternate nostril breathing technique, which helps you clear...

Mental rehearsal

Cooking Time: 30'
Letting go of the past to reclaim the future. The following activity has been taken from James W. Tamm and...

Seven practices for peace

Cooking Time: 1 week
A seven-day programme to transform you into a peacemaker. The following activity has been taken from Deepak Chopra’s book Peace is the way: Bringing war and violence to an end. The...

Coaching feedback

Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Transforming feedback in a positive force for change. Many people are resistant to feedback as they connect it with negative experiences of criticism and rejection. Rightfully so, as many organisations...

The wheel of awareness

Cooking Time: 30 minutes
A time-in practice to integrate consciousness. The following activity has been taken from Dr Daniel Siegel’s book Brainstorm: The power and purpose of the teenage brain. The book explores how we...

Colour breathing meditation

Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Using colours to cultivate calmness and happiness. The colour breathing meditation is a powerful breathing exercise that helps reduce stress. It involves mentally picturing a colour that represents how you...

Transforming conflict

Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Using the heart to transform conflict into an opportunity. The following activity has been taken from Scilla Elworthy’s book Pioneering the...

Open sentences on gratitudes

Cooking Time: 30'
Open sentences to discover gratefulness. The following activity has been taken from Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone’s book Active Hope: How to face the mess we’re in without going crazy. The book...

Unexpressed gratitude letter

Cooking Time: 1.5 hours
A healing activity to foster forgiveness and acceptance. Writing gratitude letters can boost your happiness and sense of gratefulness in life. How about writing letters of gratitude where it has never...

A welcome thought

Cooking Time: 10 minutes
A quick activity to make everyone feel at home, that they belong to this world. The following activity, A Welcome Thought, has...

Hardwiring happiness

Cooking Time: Lifetime
A science-backed book to rewire your brain to be happy. Neuropsychologist Dr Rick Hanson shows how we can rewire our...

Unlimited empathy

Cooking Time: 1.5 hours
An empathy circle to deeply connect to the other. Empathy lies at the core of the human ability to connect to others. The word comes from the German Einfühlung, meaning ‘feeling...

The art of happiness

Cooking Time: Lifetime
An insightful and practical book to help you develop the skill of happiness. Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard shows that happiness is much more than a pleasurable emotion. It is connected...

Mindful eating

Cooking Time: 5 minutes
An effective practice to be present whilst enjoying food. Mindful eating is a form of mindfulness practice that has numerous...

Crossing the line

Cooking Time: 1.5 hours
A deep activity to build diversity awareness within a group. Crossing the line helps you learn about yourself by reflecting...

Sugar cubes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes
A quick way to cultivate gratitude   Using this very simple activity during a workshop or training is the best way to make sure that everyone goes back home with their hearts...

Yoga morning exercises

Cooking Time: 15 minutes
A practical way to start your day feeling grounded and connected. In addition to improving your physical wellbeing in many ways, yoga practices also improve your mental wellbeing by helping you...

A way into your purpose

Cooking Time: 1.5 hours
A peer-coaching activity to help you gain clarity over your life purpose. (To be repeated every 6 months) Peer-coaching is...

Heart-to-heart hug

Cooking Time: 30 Seconds
A deeply nourishing and connecting hug. What do you do when you see a dear friend of yours who is hurt and is suffering? Most likely, you will give them...

Gratitude walk

Cooking Time: 30 minutes
A trust-based exercise to appreciate the fullness of life. Walking itself solves problems, boosts wellbeing and reduces stress. Similarly, gratitude echoes those qualities. Gratitude heals, destresses, and elevates you towards...

Dialogue in the Dark

Cooking Time: 60 minutes
Using the idea of Dialogue in the Dark, participants experience a blindfolded dialogue of the heart. When a person is...

Collaborative painting

Cooking Time: 1.5 hours
A creative activity to let your imagination wander and be fully in the moment. Collaborative painting builds on the healing power...

Giving and receiving circle

Cooking Time: 10 Minutes
A space for us to come together, hold space, connect and experience giving and receiving. We all need a sanctuary, a sacred space where we feel safe, accepted, and cared...

Action Learning Set

Cooking Time: 2 hours
An Action Learning Set is a group of peers who regularly come together to work through real wellbeing challenges, using questioning to help the presenter to re-interpret challenging situations and...