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    I just found this job if by chance anyone who stumbles across this is based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In any case, it is another example of a job in the field (admin related, but you'd be working within a mindful team I imagine!) https://www.mindful.org/administrative-assistant-3/
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    Here's one Texas Resource, Ladies, though they require a Masters or Doctorate Degree which I do not have: https://mindfulcounselingtexas.com/employment/
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    Hey Gillian: As I am beginning my Mindful Meditation Scripts; here are some of mine: (My Email is: Finestcoaching524@gmail.com My Global Mindful Meditation Education Podcast: https://anchor.fm/FinestCoaching-RickBarber >>>I would love to have a Guest on for a Mindfulness discussion & Meditation sometime. Our Facebook: Global Mindful Meditation Group: >>>https://www.facebook.com/groups/GlobalMindfulMeditationGroup Care to do a Joint Meditation sometime? 254 Members are here in our group! Our Linkedin similar Group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12268868/ 69 Members are here! Feel free to join any all; support is needed at these. so let's connect:) Thanks.
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    Hello! I had a general question about what title people use, and what is appropriate. I'm currently a certified meditation teacher, working on my 2nd through this program, and a licensed master's of social work. I offer private sessions and don't know which is appropriate, "teacher" or "coach". I don't offer counseling or therapy because I am not certified as a clinical social worker. But feel my private sessions will be more than just a guided meditation session. I plan to provide education, explore client's specific needs, create meditations for them, help them work through any meditation struggles, and of course refer them to other services should they need counseling or something. What are people's thoughts? I don't want to say "coach" if you need to be certified specifically as a meditation coach. However, I feel coach more accurately would describe my role. Thank you for your feedback.
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    Hi Heather, Welcome to the community! This is a really great question you've raised. As far as I know, you do not need any specific certification to be a meditation coach, though you of course couldn't say that you are a 'certified meditation coach'. Don't quote me on this though because there could perhaps be some jurisdictions that don't allow it, but I haven't heard of that for this particular term. If you feel that 'meditation coach' more accurately describes what you'd like to offer then it might just be the best fit.
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    Yes, thank you for sharing! As I continue on my journey to eventually teach, it was interesting to read the job posting and what they are looking for. Thank you for posting this question Gillian!
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    Yes, Gillian, It was Awesome & I too was humbled how Christopher described his Public Speaking Anxiety and how he recovered from that; I definitely related to that! Yeah. somehow that 78% did not seem to surprise me, though for some Folks, that 78 may not apply! And it was nice to see you join us as well!
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    Hi All! Here is the link to my website, The Musing Fox. It's a blog about meditation, has free resources (meditations and printable docs), as well as a section for booking sessions. www.themusingfox.com Looking forward to connecting with more teachers! -Heather
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    I don't know of any either, other than having your own business as well. But I'm very interested in seeing what people think. Thank you!
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    Hey Gillian, Wasn't sure where to put this since we are talking about TSM: (Thought Folks would want to know...hope others come); David's Great about keeping us informed. TSM Meet-Up happening tomorrow, Wednesday, January 13th, from 9:00-10:00am PT. As a reminder, TSM Meet-Ups are free, monthly gatherings designed to support your work and practice. I’ll open the 60-minute session with a short TSM practice, share some thoughts and experiential practices, and then open up a dialogue/Q&A. Tomorrow's Meet-Up is titled, "What's Needed for the Path Ahead? Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness Tools for 2021." We'll explore: How sustained adversity impacts the nervous system (and adaptations you can make to your mindfulness practice and teaching) Which TSM practices best support stabilization and regulation after a period of prolonged stress (e.g., pendulation, resourcing) Ways that the mindfulness community can mobilize in 2021 to support communities that have been most impacted by the pandemic Here are the details for tomorrow's TSM Meet-Up event: Date: Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 Time: 9:00am PT (convert to your time zone) Location: Zoom video call Two ways to connect to the event: Option #1: Online (video or audio) https://zoom.us/j/92463555860 Option #2: Telephone (Dial by your location) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 646 876 9923 US (New York) Meeting ID: 924 6355 5860 International dial-in numbers can be found here.
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    OMG, Gillian....thanks so much; I logged the "Teach" one in my elctronic Notes, thanks.
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    This year I intend to start each day with a thought of gratitude and acknowledgement that Today is a new Day and to end each day with a thought of gratitude and acknowledgement of the day without judgement.
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    Hey, Gillian, You always seem to get my back! Thanks so much! Funny you should ask about the Hospital; I just zipped off an email to this Regional Marketing Director who is completely tight-lipped and gave no reason whatsoever, as she is the Top PR Staff person for the Hospital as well, so with my observation of poor communication today at the Hospital, I filed a complaint re: some basic comunication issue today with no response from their Guest Relations Dept. It is afe to say, if Communication issues occur at the Basic level...there must Greater issues at the top, albeit, the Covid crisis ongoing. So I left her some things to think about with my Open-door policy prevailing. Anyway, anoer hard lesson to learn here... RE: Covid...the Us is struggling on numerous levels to get the Vaccine out; I have applied for the shot with None in sight as yet; we can only pray and hope!:)
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    Thank you, Gillian! Last question (I hope) . While we are meant to teach each of these practices 3 times, do we fill out each form only once? Thanks!
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    This week's question asks: Why do you (or why do you want to) teach mindfulness? I invite you to take a few moments to consider what led you down this path as a mindfulness teacher. Feel free to share as much or as little about your inner callings, experience, and aspirations as you like.
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    It's nice to meet you Gillian. Thank you for the email as well. No, I haven't facilitated any practices yet. I've meditated for a couple years, but really deepened my practice in 2020, participating in meditation groups and completing an MBSR course. I'm excited to see what 2021 will bring.
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    I have two reasons why I want to teach others: I lived 48+ years of my life based on certain beliefs and feelings about myself, as I grew up believing what other people thought about me, and who they said I was, was true. I have since learned so much through mindfulness and meditation practices and had many "Aha" moments, which have shifted my life. I want to share what I have learned to help others feel better about themselves, so they don't live their entire life under the identify of other people's perceptions. The second reason is because, in my opinion, so much of the world is focused on business and doing and many people live under the umbrella of constant stress and to-do's. I love that mindfulness not only allows the pause of non-doing, that it encourages it. And what a gift it is to take that pause. I want to help others who are seeking that pause in their lives, and support them on their own journey of self-discovery. My hope is to help others, while I myself continue to learn, how to notice and appreciate our lives so we don't miss out in the beauty of it. I truly feel within myself that this is my calling and I am so excited to see how it will unfold.
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    Yes, I do believe things fall into place in the right time And do share your website and offerings with us here when they are ready to be released.
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    Thank you Gillian. I am still working through where I should be. I am in transition I guess my starting point is Reiki, Those that make appointments do so for a myriad of reasons. The underlying resolution for all is to take the time to be present and become aware of your true being. It is a process, we identify,acknowledge, accept who we are in any given moment. we learn self compassion through meditation. It is a beautiful to share this space. I believe adding the Mindfulness Meditation will enhance the experience even more. I'm working on my website, & will be doing an online event with a colleague in January on Self DIscovery. I am also working on creating a Podcast for February on Self love. I guess everything will fall into place in time, Namaste Nancy
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    OMG, isn't that the Truth, Gillian!!! LOL!! Though I had a pleasant trip down Memory lane with my Brother yesterday partly testing his Memory! Some of his Memories were better than mine! And I'm the Younger!! Some days he is very sharp, othertimes not so much!:( at lease we can have a rational Mindful conversation!:) I think he gets my Loving Kind concern today! Just for today!!:)
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    Hope you enjoyed your Time Off, Gillian! My Fiance' and I shared some Gifts with our Wonderful Senior Neighbor across the Street from us, whom had a terrible Christmas whose Daughter-In-Law was in and out of the hospital; as I dropped off the Gifts she came to her doorway as I was parting across the street, and so I expressed our Gratitude for her in the form of "Loving Kindness" and she blew me a kiss, & expressed a mutual Gratitude!!! It's amazing how affective we can be when we do that!!! It's new verbage for me with "Loving Kindness" extended back to us!!! And, point being, that "Loving Kindness" can be extended to anyone!!! I have to make attempts at repairing some old family hurts long overdue!!! That will be a True test of sorts!! Not all will accept that them either!!
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    Hi The last couple of weeks I have been withdrawn, thinking on my how's and whys of what is to come next. This happens to me often during the change of seasons, this year it has been deeper. Maybe because of COVID, along with turning 60 yesterday; so this question is timely. In many informal, instinctive ways throughout my life, I have been a teacher of many things. Universe has crossed my path with many travelers. The last 5 years I have begun to understand my path. Teaching mindfulness is one of my destinations. I have learned a lot about myself. This course along with the study of Karuna Reiki has been key in continuing to work on my inner garden. Each day I feel and see how the impact of mindfulness. I feel that this course is providing the confidence and affirmation that I am ready to help others understand who they are and create awareness of our interconnectiveness. How the way we choose to be, has an impact far greater than what we usually imagine. To be able to relate on this level is how we can work for the higher good. Nancy
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    Hello all, My name is Doreen. I am a retired educator, over 38 years, 9 as a Special Education Teacher and 29 as a school administrator. I have been a meditator for 2 decades and practice yoga for the same 2 decades. Mindfulness and yoga have transformed my life. I am no longer taking medication for depression and sleep. I live each day, each moment with the knowledge that "i am ok" in this moment. And if anything gets in the way, which it does, I have learned the Mindfulness process. I have been teaching Mindfulness since retirement, about 4 years. I started with the certification with the Mindful Schools Curriculum. And I have had the pure pleasure of teaching Alternative Ed students, elementary students, and special education students. With this experience, I was approached about teaching adults. And so, got out in the "arena" with all my vulnerability and lots of meditation on courage and acceptance. I love teaching Mindfulness to adults. My own mindfulness and yoga practice continue almost every day (my morning medication ...). I am enjoying the teaching and learning that Mindfulexercises is providing, and realize that this will continue to be a life long journey. I love this community of practitioners and learners. Just so you know, at the Wednesday mentoring meetings, I am somewhat silent as I am caring for my grandson now as his daycare has had some Covid concerns. But I hear you and I am listening as best I can. Peace to you in each moment. Doreen
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    Hi Folks, I hope more Folks take advantage here: I wanted to post my Podcast before I was ever aware of our Program here; Gillian, for the benefit of others, can we have a separate Topic of Podcasts? Anyway, here is my "Global Mindful Meditation Education"? I had not done any Podcasts recently, though I will be beginning to focus more on Meditations. I did one one or more...I have to research more; here's the Link: https://anchor.fm/finestcoaching-rickbarber/episodes/Global-Mindful-Meditation-Education-e5h655 Would love to hear feedback...now there are 17 Podcasts, so just an FYI...Hope y'all enjoy, please share with others...I would love to entertain doing a Podcast with others here, call it a Dual Mindful Meditation!
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    Hello everyone, Megan Moyer, here. I've introduced myself previously but I'd like to let you all know that in order to present meditations that I am leading for the certification requirements, I have scheduled quite a few free online meditations using Eventbrite. My Eventbrite link is: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/invitation-to-meditate-tickets-132681031537 I've scheduled the events at different times and on different days so you might be able to find time to join me. Take care, Megan
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    Hmmm...food for Thought, Megan!! I'd like to do that too...asking for Feedback as well...so glad to see you here!!
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    As I get older, and listening to Jack Kornfield, we are only here for a limited time, and then we are gone! Everything arrives and then passes away! It hit me last night while in bed, and he reminds us there will be an "ocean of tears" too regarding Losses we experience as I shed a few last evening! And Losses can be of many kinds! I sensed for me, some of my youth was stolen from me because my natural emotional growth was shattered one day when I got slapped across the face by our Sister Principal in front of my First Grade class for such a minor innocent infraction, & that incident held me back for many many years...it took a lot of Therapy and standing up to a Boss of mine one day when I was encouraged by a dear Nurse Friend of mine, to tell my Boss off in an appropriate way, since this was during a "Feelings" meeting on a Friday afternoon...I was in my 30's then...believe me, my Courage prevailed too, in another Work situation, when an Attorney tried to get me fired from a Job as a Child Protective Services Worker job when I was in my 50's, basically due to her own ignorance relating to what my Role was with a mutual Case...she later came up to me and admittedly, she finally understood my Job....so accusations come and go as Jack relates...so today my Courage continues...I realize today, these were Transformation times, major Growth spurts! I have always had a Passion for Learning and Training; the more I learn, the more confident I become, so my limited time has come to share my Growth and expertise with others, so that hopefully, when I do pass away, there will always be at least one person who will remember me for who and what I had become.... You might say, Jack Kornfield's message stirred up many years last night...and many lost feelings!!!! Well, Gillian, I am still here & learning; this almost felt like Therapy today, even though many of those issues have passed! So Ha Gillian, you did say, "Feel free to share as much or as little about your inner callings...."!
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    Thanks Gillian. So, my relationships with community forums has been tentative at best. I am not much for any social media, no blogging, FB, Twitter. I have entered into community forums before and seemed to get lost... scroll back and see what was said previously, Is there a forum topic with just those students taking teacher certification class? Are all topics just those students? Or are all topics with anyone connected to mindfulexercises? And, actually, I am not sure if all will see this post, or just you. Appreciate you time and connection. Be well. Stay safe.
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    Hi Gillian, “As I read the first exercise, I realized I don't have a watch or clock in my home! So I'd have to skip this one... unless there was an alternative? As I write this now, I am sitting in from of my window and noticing the leaves of trees dancing in the wind. I wonder if an alternate option could be to focus on a single leaf of a tree and stay with that as it flutters - or even as it stays still. Alternatively, a candle flame could work. What do you think?” A dancing leaf or a flickering candle flame would work, but I suggest a clock / second hand to my students / clients for a couple of reasons: 1. This is a challenging practice for newbies. The wild mind slipperily resists being trained and will grasp onto any distraction (dancing, flickering), especially if it is pretty, soothing, or entertaining. For beginners (and advanced practitioners) the movement of the second hand is simple, smooth, consistent, and utilitarian, with a repetitive order and is easy to visually track. The clock / second hand can be thought of as a controlled experiment field which, by contrast, highlights / exposes the disorderliness and flightiness of mind. 2. One of the central contexts of the work I introduce students to is a conscious perceptual reintegration with the patterns and processes of the meta-environments we evolved within, are endlessly at the effect of, and that we are utterly dependent on for the sustenance and survival of the species. The cyclical pattern of the second hand subtly mirrors the scale invariant cycles of time operating in the universe, galaxy, solar system, and terrestrial systems that enable and regulate the cyclical physiological / neurological processes of all biological lifeforms (including human), that, in turn, influence perception, cognition and emotion. The rotation of the second hand around the clock serves as a non-conceptual experiential re.minding of the cyclical / seasonal nature of personal existence and all of existence. (I suggest to students that they buy a cheap clock or watch at EBay or Amazon and regarded it as a ritual tool) - - “Are your course takers already versed on three part breathing? I am guessing so but if not, that is something that could be explained.” Yes. Three part breathing is the first exercise I give to new students and I include it as the first part of most of the practices I introduce throughout the year long training. - - - - - - - RELEARNING TO BREATHE In our tension-filled culture many people, if not most, have forgotten how to breathe properly, meaning in the way that the human organism evolved to breathe. The three-part breathing that you’ll learn here should underpin the rest of the exercises in this program and re-pattern your breathing in ways that will benefit you throughout daily life. It results in the processing of up to approximately 10 times more oxygen than shallow repressed breathing allows, which benefits physical and mental health. With practice this way of breathing will become ordinary. NOTE: If you feel dizzy or lightheaded at any time during this exercise, you’re overdoing it. Gently bring your breathing back to normal and sit quietly for a few minutes before resuming. • Sit in a comfortable, cross-legged position on the floor, or on a straight-backed chair. Keep the spine and neck straight, but not strained or rigid. • Exhale slowly and fully through the nostrils. • Inhale slowly and deeply through the nostrils, in a three-part flow. First, let the lower abdomen fill and expand, starting from the bottom of the stomach. Next, let the lower lungs expand naturally. Finally, fill the upper lungs from the bottom all the way to the top, feeling the rib cage expand. This is like filling a container, from the bottom of the abdomen to the top of the lungs, in one smooth motion. Feel the collar bones slightly rise when the lungs are full. Be aware of each of the three stages when you’re beginning: one movement, three stages. It may help when first learning this way of breathing to place your hand first on the abdomen, then on the lower lungs, then on the upper chest near the collar bones to both direct and follow the flow. • Without holding the breath, notice the natural brief pause when the inhalation is complete, before exhaling slowly and fully in the reverse order, preserving an awareness of the three stages. Again, follow the flow with a hand on the body as you become familiar with the process. First let the top of the lungs empty, then the lower lungs, and finally the stomach. Pull the stomach slightly inward at the end of the exhalation to empty the container fully. Notice the natural brief pause before the next inhalation begins. Repeat this process for five cycles, in one slow, gentle, continuous flow: in and out, in and out, breathing in to capacity and exhaling fully, each time letting go of more tension and receiving breath easily. When done, bring the breath back to normal and sit quietly for a moment, feeling the effects in body and mind of this deep, full, gentle receiving and letting go. You may even involuntarily smile! With practice, you can increase this to ten gentle cycles. This is an excellent practice to start and end the day. - - - - - - - Feedback welcome from everyone, both pros and cons.
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