Clinical Mindfulness Archives - Cubex
At the last Just Breathe London Grand Gathering, Mr Adam Shulberg, Managing Director and Senior Audiologist from Cubex spoke about hearing, cognition and the health precautions we should all consider now to ensure our long term cognitive well-being.
Cubex recently started the UK’s first Mindfulness Based Auditory Cognitive Treatment Pathway to support individuals experiencing reduced hearing ability, tinnitus and cognitive fatigue. In addition to bringing mindfulness into the clinical environment we also partnered with the UK’s first Modern Mindfulness & Mass Meditation community, Just Breathe London to create a space to breath & positively affect the cultural fabric and cognitive health of our city. It provides a place for community, connection & culture with the vision to create an oasis of space amidst London’s hustle and bustle.
At each event real world relevance of a mindful way of living is shared. At each and every Grand Gathering, our community of experts in the medical, health & well being sector share some wise words.
By Michael James Wong
On 16, Sep 2017 | In Clinical Mindfulness | By Michael James Wong
Every day we apply cognitive energy to navigate through our auditory world, especially when living in a loud, chaotic, fast paced city like London. For the most part we are unaware of the mental skills and effort involved. However, as our natural ability to hear starts to reduce, we become even more reliant on our cognitive skills to make sense of the world and this increases the load on our brains which is why it comes as no surprise that untreated audiological conditions can lead to anxiety, stress, depression, poorer communication and eventual isolation.
Repeated experiences of stress is actually damaging for brain health and halts the birth of new neurons. Fortunately, our brains have the remarkable ability to change and form new healthy neural connections, we call this neuroplasticity.
The act of mindfulness and regular meditation practice promotes the relaxation response in the brain and has the potential to encourage new neural network connections and reduce the levels of anxiety and stress that are usually associated with hearing loss and tinnitus.(1)It increases our capacity to notice what is happening around us, giving us a fuller perspective on the present moment and can help us improve our attention and ability to concentrate and focus on something specific while ignoring distractions. It enables us to intentionally shape the direction of our plasticity and change the way we respond to life’s challenges. Simply put, we can use our thoughts and our breath to positively influence our mental & physical physiology.
There are a variety of Meditation techniques, styles and guidelines to help put the mind at ease, increase mental clarity and improve cognitive reserve in the most effective way. There are a few easy and accessible practices that are relevant for the modern man or women. In this article we speak to Cubex Clinical Mindfulness & Wellness Programmes Facilitator, Michael James Wong about the small steps that we can take to start a process of cultivating well-being.
Just Breathe London – Volume 6
With all the challenges and demands of life, we can benefit from a strategy to help us manage stress and fatigue, especially if you experience the effects of the cognitive load from reduced hearing ability and/or tinnitus. Learning to manage stress is the most powerful way of ensuring that life is fun, fulfilling and creative. There are many scientifically validated benefits from a regular mindfulness and meditation practice.
- Increased brain function
- Increased immune function
- Decreased stress, anxiety and depression
- Greater energy and vitality
- Increased emotional stability
- Increased focus and concentration
- Greater feeling of happiness and well-being
We feel honoured and privileged to have recently partnered with the UK’s first Modern Mindfulness & Mass Meditation community, Just Breathe London.
Launched in 2016, Just Breathe is a fast growing community with a mission to make the practice of mindfulness and meditation accessible to anyone and everyone. The aim is simple, to create a space to breath & positively affect the cultural fabric and cognitive health of our city. It provides a place for community, connection & culture with the vision to create an oasis of space amidst London’s hustle and bustle. Almost a year later and now in full stride, the events, workshops & Grand Gatherings provide an opportunity for Londoners to step into less.
By Henrietta Greene
On 21, Mar 2017 | In Clinical Mindfulness | By Henrietta Greene
January starts with a bang but soon becomes a drag. And then February – a month of nothingness. Not the new year, and not yet close enough to March to warrant walks in the brighter air with a lighter heart. Before you know it, in walks Spring with it’s progressively longer days, medley of bird songs and signs of renewal.
By Henrietta Greene
On 22, Nov 2016 | In Clinical Mindfulness | By Henrietta Greene
Sitting at a desk all day can wreak havoc on the body. The human skeleton, with its 206 bones, and 112 joints that facilitate movement of this structure, is literally designed to move. However finding the time, and perhaps more crucially, the energy to move more can be difficult. Start off slowly, aiming to add 10-15 minutes of extra movement into your day, throughout the week and weekend, and you may find that your energy levels start to improve. Increase the duration of your activity as you start to feel the benefit of using your body how it’s been designed to be used!!
By Cubex Concierge
On 16, Nov 2016 | In Clinical Mindfulness | By Cubex Concierge
A Mindful Movement
We live in a busy world & engaging in day-to-day life can be chaotic, stressful and exhausting. Especially if you experience hearing loss or tinnitus.
JUST BREATHE is the first modern mindfulness meditation community in the heart of the UK where people come together to create an oasis of space amidst the London hustle, and it’s about time.
By Cubex Concierge
On 15, Sep 2016 | In Clinical Mindfulness | By Cubex Concierge
Isn’t it time you stepped out of your comfort zone?
Join Michael James Wong as we step into the unknown for a once in a lifetime experience both on and off the mat… this is NOT your typical beach yoga retreat!
What to expect
What to expect
Leave your expectations at home and join fellow yogis from around the world as we explore the power of Mother Nature, and the power within us all, as we embark on an adventure that’s both breath-making and breath-taking. Throughout the week we’ll explore the highs and the lows, the fast and the slow of the practice, the beautiful winter elements and ourselves.
A mindful movement
Just Breathe | London is the first modern meditation community in the heart of the UK.
A place where people of like mind come together to breathe.
Join us in supporting Just Breathe | London’s monthly events where mindfulness is brought to the masses creating a new kind of community coming together to sit and share in a group meditation. Each event is enjoyed with live music at the Quiet Concert following each Meditation session.
Meditation and focussed breathing have been proven by a number of studies to both physically and psychologically improve brain health, particularly for those experiencing stress and suffering with pain, depression, anxiety or addiction. At Cubex, it is used to help reduce the negative psychological and cognitive effects of tinnitus , hearing loss and other hearing conditions.
Just Breathe | London, Vol. 1
September 29th 2016, 6:30 – 8:30pm
The Boiler Room, Bricklane, Shoreditch
With Jody Shield, Charlie Kelly & Michael James Wong. Quiet Concert by Arli Liberman
*All events are gold coin donation to support our charities
Learn more at www.justbreathelondon.com
Meet the founder of JUST BREATHE | London, Michael James Wong.
Yoga can benefit your brain and body in unique ways. There is a wealth of evidence that suggests that regular yoga practice can influence cognitive function, gene expression and immune response.
We caught up with London-based teacher, Global Yogi, meditator and lifestyle consultant, Michael James Wong who talks to us about who can benefit from yoga. Michael is recognised as a leading voice in the modern yoga movement around the world. His approach to the practice brings a strong anatomical focus and mindful approach to the movement, while aiming to teach traditional yoga concepts with a modern day attitude. Michael is also the Founder of BOYS OF YOGA , a global movement celebrated worldwide helping to bring more men to the mat and smashing the stereotypes and misconceptions of men who yoga which you can read more about in this post.
Soul Circus yoga festival is about shedding the constraints and stressors of your adult life and rediscovering the world through the fresh, open eyes. It is an opportunity to learn how to integrate your mind, body and soul with guidance from some of the worlds finest teachers, including our very own Cubex yogini and mindfulness coach, Henrietta Greene.