• Mental Health

    Mental Health benefits of being in Nature

    The air is different up here I had always liked our occasional Sunday walks as a child, and going to the beach, but being in nature wasn’t something that was an integral part of family life for me. It was actually in slightly later life that I first discovered the mental health benefits of being in nature on a trip to Yorkshire with my husband’s family in 2009. I was twenty one and finding initial life outside of university difficult to navigate. Having suffered with anxiety since I was about ten years of age, I remember feeling very anxious about ‘the real world’ and the process of setting up a…

  • Affirmation of the Week

    Affirmation of the week

    Jungle Healing’s affirmation of the week is for those moments when you’re in need of a mental boost. Close your eyes, engage with your breath and say these words of wisdom quietly to yourself. Repeat each affirmation of the week as much as necessary to help you on your way to peace. Our affirmation of the week this week is by renowned  scientist, writer and meditation teacher Jon Kabat-Zinn who focuses on bringing mindfulness into the mainstream of medicine and society.  Thank you for your wisdom. 

  • Affirmation of the Week

    Affirmation of the week

    Jungle Healing’s affirmation of the week is for those moments when you’re in need of a mental boost. Close your eyes, engage with your breath and say these words of wisdom quietly to yourself. Repeat each affirmation of the week as much as necessary to help you on your way to peace. Our affirmation of the week this week is by influential Zen Buddhist teacher and author of ‘The things you can see only when you slow down’, Haemin Sunim.  Thank you for your wisdom. 

  • Affirmation of the Week

    Affirmation of the week

    Jungle Healing’s affirmation of the week is for those moments when you’re in need of a mental boost. Close your eyes, engage with your breath and say these words of wisdom quietly to yourself. Repeat each affirmation of the week as much as necessary to help you on your way to peace. Our affirmation of the week this week is by founder of Buddhism and spiritual leader Buddha. Thank you for your wisdom. 

  • Affirmation of the Week

    Affirmation of the week

    Jungle Healing’s affirmation of the week is for those moments when you’re in need of a mental boost. Close your eyes, engage with your breath and say these words of wisdom quietly to yourself. Repeat each affirmation of the week as much as necessary to help you on your way to peace. Our affirmation of the week this week is by inspirational spiritual leader the 14th Dalai Lama.  Thank you for your wisdom. 

  • Affirmation of the Week

    Affirmation of the week

    Jungle Healing’s affirmation of the week is for those moments when you’re in need of a mental boost. Close your eyes, engage with your breath and say these words of wisdom quietly to yourself. Repeat each affirmation of the week as much as necessary to help you on your way to peace.  Our affirmation of the week this week is by inspirational author and poet Nick Frederickson. Thank you for your wisdom Nick!

  • Affirmation of the Week

    Affirmation of the Week

    Jungle Healing’s affirmation of the week is for those moments when you’re in need of a mental boost. Close your eyes, engage with your breath and say these words of wisdom quietly to yourself. Repeat each affirmation of the week as much as necessary to help you on your way to peace.  Our affirmation of the week this week is by leading expert in personal transformation, Sonia Ricotti.  Thank you for your wisdom Sonia! 

  • Meditation

    Can you still experience the mental benefits of meditation if you meditate without a teacher?

    Misconceptions A lot of people like to meditate alone with apps to guide them or by reading books on the topic. This is how I started my journey with meditation. However, going it alone is not always trouble free. As a beginner without a real life teacher it’s easy to build up misconceptions which can hinder the mental benefits of meditation. For example, I believed that meditation was about achieving an empty mind. When I did find myself thinking, which was often, I would attempt to push my thoughts away and get frustrated that they were there. I didn’t know what to do with them and mistakenly believed that if…

  • Thai Massage

    Meeting Jungle Man

    A discussion with freelance writer Lottie Angell, founder of Mantimoon, on Marek’s journey with Thai Massage, Yoga and Buddhism. LA: First and foremost, why did you choose to learn about Thai Massage? JM: I had been doing classic oil, swedish, deep tissue and sports massages for a couple of years and always felt that there was a much deeper way to connect with and heal the body. There were times when I did not work too much physically during a massage. It can be draining yet the feedback I received was fantastic. So what had happened? What did I do? Did I press something? I had a deep desire to…