Raisin meditation

Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Mindfulness through the senses. Mindful eating is a form of mindfulness practice that has numerous benefits for your mind and...

36 Qs for increasing closeness

Cooking Time: 45 minutes
A deeply connecting practice to increase closeness with others. Getting to know your co-workers and changemaker colleagues can be difficult nowadays. You might tend to focus on “getting things done” without...

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...

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...

Finding your inner refuge

Cooking Time: 80 minutes
An investigative writing practice to find refuge from fears and desires. Do you ever experience loneliness? It feels empty and alienating. Is it possible to turn it into something more...

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...

Dealing with others’ suffering

Cooking Time: 15 minutes
A tonglen practice to cultivate compassion. Contrary to what you might think, shielding yourself from discomfort and pain causes you to suffer. In fact, separation becomes like a prison that limits your...

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...

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...

Walking meditation

Cooking Time: 10 minutes
A quick walking meditation to connect you to the Earth. Changemakers share a deep commitment to make the world a better place. But this commitment can sometimes transform into an...

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...

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 Compass is a booklet that helps you look back at...

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...

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...

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 organisations. A huge amount of information is transferred every second. The success...

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...

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...

Mindful awareness through the body

Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Using the body to cultivate mindful awareness and become responsive. One of the most important dimensions to empower social change is to develop a responsive consciousness that listens to the feedback...

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...

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 society. This is a powerful exercise to raise awareness of...

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...

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 Spirit: Human Evolution in a Time of Global Crisis. The...

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...

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 Ronald J. Luyet’s book Radical Collaboration: Five Essential Skills to Overcome...

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...

Gratitude journal

Cooking Time: 10 minutes
A quick activity to send you to sleep with a smile on your face. Our brain is hardwired to see the negative before the positive. Hence why you remember how...

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....

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...

Identifying your goals and resources

Cooking Time: 1.5 hours
A peer-coaching action planning process to identify practical steps to move forward into your purpose. The following activity has been taken from Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone’s book Active Hope: How...

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....

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 brain to be happy. Using the hidden power of everyday...

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...

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 upon your own cultural identity, and inviting you to appreciate...

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,...

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 a powerful tool to help you take ownership of your...

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...

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 of art to invite you to be fully present in...

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...