The art of Celebrating

When was the last time you celebrated one of your achievements? When was the last time you threw your hands in the air and let out a big fat wohoo!!!!! I bet you have to think long and hard to remember the last time. Celebrating your victories is not only something you should do because [...]

10 Tips for Mindfulness on the run

Mindfulness reduces stress and boosts happiness, and it doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming; you don’t have to go away on a retreat or sit still for 20 minutes per day. Mindfulness can be simple and practical. Here are our top 10 Mindfulness on-the-run tips. #1 Breath Take 3 deep breaths, the belly kind [...]

It’s all about connection

How does brain chemistry affect our relationships and moments of connection? And how can you affect it to become a better partner,parent or friend? We aim to be loving, caring, loyal and stay out of judgement. These high standards are met more easily when we are happy and relaxed. However, when we are stressed and trying to […]

Meet the team

Chantal Hofstee - Founder of Renew Your Mind, Clinical Psychologist, Mindfulness facilitator and business trainer, writer and public speaker. Chantal is a Clinical Psychologist who specialises in practical Mindfulness training and developed the Renew Your Mind mindfulness courses. To book a session with Chantal click here. Shirley Pastiroff - Renew Your Mind counsellor and Mindfulness course facilitator Shirley is a registered [...]

Walk Yourself Happy

Would you be interested in a simple and free way to reduce depressive symptoms? One that has no negative side effects and will make you healthier, happier and more energetic? This might sound like another add telling you something that is too good to be true but don’t worry, these findings are based on more […]

Red brain vs Green brain

Your brain is your most complex body part and science still does not fully understand how it works. Your perceptions, thoughts and emotions are equally complex. They are constantly changing and interacting and consist of many different layers. Some are part of your conscious mind while others are part of your subconscious mind. To put [...]

Raising Confident Kids

We want to teach our children how to behave, but it is often our own behaviour that stands in the way. Imagine that you are feeling upset about something and are explaining this to your partner or a close friend. They respond by saying "you are not upset, you are fine." Or imagine you are [...]

Be more confident in 2 minutes

About 75% of our communication is non verbal – our posture, facial expression and the tone of our voice. Our brains are wired to initially focus on peoples ‘non verbals’ and that is what we base most of our judgements on. This is an automatic process that saves the brain time and energy and makes it work […]

Creative Flow

Do you know the feeling of getting lost in doing something you love? This feeling is associated with being fully immersed in something, with energised focus and full involvement. It leads to joy, fulfilment and spectacular progress in the task you are performing. In the 1950′s psychologist Mihaly Csíkszentmihályi became fascinated by artists who would […]

Mindfulness at Work

Why would businesses like Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Google and Apple be interested in Mindfulness? The answer is simple. Happiness is the new productivity The simple truth is that happy people do better jobs. Research has shown that the introduction of Mindfulness practices to the work place increases employee happiness and it improves the business [...]

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