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  1. Sounds Cool, Anthony!! I began a Podcast too that I need to get back to; it is: https://anchor.fm/FinestCoaching-RickBarber >>my Theme: Global Mindful Meditation Education I would welcome any Mindful Guest Appearance! So check it out!!
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  2. Hi everyone, I'm Stacy Inness and I love in Las Vegas, Nevada USA. I recently joined Mindfulness Mastermind and I was so excited to see that is has evolved into a Teacher Training Program as well! I have had a couple different careers in my life so far, the most recent being a Pilates studio owner where I also brought in different people to host guided meditation sessions for the studio clients. This is something I have wanted to dive deeper into, and teach others mindfulness and meditations. I went on a 10-day Yoga Retreat trip to Rishikesh, India almost 4 years ago and it changed me. I am so
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  3. For me mindfulness has helped me be more aware of my emotions and how they affect me. I don’t have to get wrapped up in all my emotions anymore. I realize that I am not my emotions. Mindfulness helps me to understand them by taking a step back and asking questions and observing. If I’m having a down day or feeling angry about something I can sit down and ask what is the source. Is the anger necessary and can I let the anger go. If I’m just feeling down mindfulness can help me see if there is some thing that is causing me to have a more blue mood. Maybe I just sit with the mood and be there
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  4. The greatest gift mindfulness has given me is the deeper awareness of my connection to all things. Before mindfulness I was obsessed with finding that one special secret that I could adopt that would miraculously change my life. Whilst the journey has been interesting, in the end it has been regular mindfulness practice that has ultimately changed my world. It is now the foundation of my coaching practice. There is not a day goes by where I don't discover something knew about myself or the world around me - mindfulness has opened that door.
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  5. Hi Everyone, I live on the East Coast and due to my work schedule, am unable to attend the weekly Mentoring/Q&A Sessions on Wednesdays with Sean. I LOVE listening to the recordings; however, this past week was extremely powerful for me and left me wishing that I could not only share what I was feeling with the group, but wishing I could let others know that I was supporting them as well. I'm wondering if anyone else is in the same situation and would be interested in connecting as a group once in awhile to share and/or debrief? To give you a little context about where I am in my journ
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  6. Yes, it was the conversation about belonging. For me it was almost a little startling when Sean stood up and started saying I belong here over and over again. I actually got emotional as it is relevant to something I'm going through right now and I thought it was so powerful. I agree I can't imagine what it would have been like live. I just wanted to hug people! LOL Thanks for sharing the info.
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  7. Doing Great after our Deep Freeze, Gillian! Temp is a far cry from the Freezing Temps we had last week in TX.; believe me...I know your Winter feeling! Hope some Folks will be attending our 2PM/CDT Free Live Zoom Meditation today; here is the Link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2712027508... Theme is From Compassion to a Loving Kindness-Self-Compassion; hope some come!!:)...
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  8. This was soo helpful, thank you! I agree about coaching and counseling seeming similar to many clients. I've made sure to outline what to expect in my sessions on my website, hoping that'll be good place to start making the distinction.
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  9. Thank you Amy! This is very good to know.
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  10. Just an idea, there are a few coaches in my school (the JRNI Coaching Intensive) who call themselves Mindfulness Coaches. The term is not necessarily specific to meditation, but it may be of interest to use. Also of note, there are no jurisdictions or required certifications for someone to call themselves a coach of any kind! Certainly, clients may want to know or check up on your schooling or coaching education, and any kind of coaching certification you may have, but usually certification comes from the agency, organization/ or school you went to for coaching. Sometimes, the certification d
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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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 Grou
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  15. 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..
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  16. Does anyone gravitate towards nature-based mindfulness practices? I would love to hear about how nature inspires your work or personal practice. Speaking for myself, I think part of what brought me to mindfulness in the beginning was respect for and reverence of the natural world. It has so much to teach us and I find a lot of peace in reflecting upon its various elements and its innate flow.
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  17. I would have to say the traits that speak to me most are authentic, transparent, open minded, humor, and coachable themselves. I feel we are most able to grow, when those teaching us are also students in the process. Every client I have teaches me so much. That committment to growth and not ego to wisdom. that is my jammmm
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  18. The first thing that come to mind: a sense of humor! That just makes it all so much more accessible and makes me, as a student, take myself less seriously. But also: compassion. Great storytelling skills. An ability to call me and other students on our BS. An ability to tune in so well to what we're saying and where it's coming from.
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  19. One of the reasons for joining this program was to help in developing a new online initiative. (Or better said, reviving one I'd started back in 2017 but needed to put on the back burner during an international move.) I've set a goal of 52 posts within a year and it looks like this was too ambitious. That said, I managed to post the 6th of the lot today and since they've all been longer and more in-depth than originally planned, I think less will prove to be more. The site itself still needs a lot of TLC, but I'm glad it's up and running and getting a fairly regular run of new
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  20. This is a wonderful thing to do. Procedural memory develops nicely in a way that can make this feel and almost literally happen on something like "autopilot." The post I just released is on What To Do About Anxiety: 7 POWERFUL Tips.
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  21. That's wonderful Anthony! Is there a link to your blog or website? I am a freelance writer though I haven't been writing too much of my own content lately (aside from in my journal). However, it is interesting you bring this up because I have set an intention to write an article this week to post on my own website or Medium account. I plan to start working that muscle again, just letting things free flow according to whatever is moving through my heart and mind at the moment.
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  22. @AnthonyM - Thank you for sharing your TED Talk! That was a wonderful watch. I love these two questions - 'Are my thoughts useful?' and 'How do they behave?' Thank you for stating those so clearly. I am going to practice mantra meditation this afternoon
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  23. This was beautiful One thought at a time. I read the 7 Spiritual Laws Of Yoga by Deepak Chopra and David Simon about 10 yrs ago. I wrote each law in a notebook and practiced one each day. Some were easy like " give something to everyone you meet today" others were more difficult, like "judge nothing that occurs". To practice non judgement, I started with my commute to work. No radio, just me and my judgements and my continuous dialogue with myself. What an eye opener! I judged all the other drivers, and when not judging, was creating speculative dialogue for the work day! Since then I
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  24. Yes I can see where confabulation could easily occur. I think if the right intention is set for dream interpretation, inner wisdom will speak. I am in the midst of some pretty deep self growth and awareness, which encourages me to take pause and listen. I will have to learn more about Memory Palaces. Thank you... and you never know , that rainy day could be closer than you think
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  25. Thank you Gillian and Anthony I am new to the community. I do journal at least 4x/week. I find it very insightful. Sometimes I journal before I meditate and sometimes after. I am interested in the dream analysis. I have recently been recording my dreams. I am finding that even if I remember only a tidbit, once I write it, more follows. I have been categorizing into topics a) the probability if related to something that did happen that day b) what emotions were experienced and c) who the characters were. I will be checking out the links you provided. Peace and Clarity Nancy
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  26. David's Presentation was Awesome! I enjoyed his whole approach to Trauma! I actually got to see it twice since he presented at the Embodiement Summit! I took copious notes too! The Key take away for me was "Options" given the PTSD Person options whether with specific choices to open their eyes, leaving the meditation with another person, then coming back; giving them the choice to discern anything with the Meditator after the meeting...all quality choices. His Book sounds awesome too! My Next Read!
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  27. I found David's workshop to be helpful, not just in terms of the topic - trauma-sensitive mindfulness - but for the general utility of some of his concepts/models. In particular, I think the TSM Practice model that he shared (3 circles - safe, learning, & overwhelm) is a fabulous framework that can be applied to almost any situation. I used the model the day after the workshop in a coaching situation with a colleague who was struggling with her role on a specific project. The model provided her with a simple framework to help her determine if she was learning/feeling some discomfort, or
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  28. Hi Gillian, Had a nice chat with Sean! He will be looking into glitches discussed. What I wanted to leave with you RE: Apple Users: If they are having problems with writing in the Notebook, they can under "File" do a "Save as" to an Icloud Folder and be able to retrieve their Work everytime!!! Thanks for all your communications! ~~Rick~~~
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  29. So this is directed to anyone in the community who might have useful insights. I have some clients at the moment who have become increasingly anxious due to covid. I plan to suggest some mindfulness practice to help but I was wondering what specific mindfulness exercises people have used and found to be effective when it comes to helping with anxiety. Thanks in advance for your sharing.
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  30. Hello Everyone, Reyhan is here, greetings from Sydney. Looking forward deeping my knowledge and experience in this platform, Stay blessed
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  31. My partner is a teacher at a large college in London and we have hosted some awesomely powerful and transformational mindfulness sessions there and we have also hosted some not-so successful mindfulness sessions there. Looking back at what made the more successful ones successful vs the unsuccessful ones, we have learned a lot when delivering mindfulness to younger people and children. I had always seen it as a control thing, the more I was in control, the better the teaching experience was for me. Children have the ability to be disruptive and struggle to take things seriously some
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  32. I have recently been trying out this meditation where not only are you using all of your senses but you are actively trying to expand them and I have found this to be very helpful in increasing my reaction time and being more aware, not only of the immediate things around me but also of things in the distance. It has made me much more reactive to my environment and interactive with my environment. Sitting in a comfortable position, bring your attention to your breath. Breathing deeply, allow your mind and body to relax. Coupled with the body scan, you can really focus on rela
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  33. Hello, I am Jas and I live in NJ, USA. I am so glad to have found this site. I am grateful for the program and resources. I am a long time meditator and have practiced & taught various techniques. The current times started to have a negative affect on me so I was looking for a way to deal with times and give back. I found the practice of reading a positive quote, writing an affirmation, then reflecting on them helpful. I have created a site ReflectandRespond ( https://reflectandrespond.com ) and with my daughter share quotes/affirmations almost daily. I plan
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  34. Hi All, A big win for me following the Tony Robbins UPW Virtual was the decision to go public with my side passion project. It's been moving in the background where I've been sharing material, ideas and posts. I felt I had to be careful, afterall, I have a full-time job. But I have 'outside business approval' so I thought why not I have 45 guided meditations on YouTube. I will upload to InsightTimer soon enough. I also share daily my insights on key topics with quotes. On my main LinkedIn I also share several great articles I've found each day before summarising at the end of each we
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  35. When I read this it caused me to pause. I realize that I don’t really have a specific long-term vision at this point in my life. My general vision is to bring people into my life that I truly feel I connect with. I’m in somewhat of a dry spell. I’m looking to be inspired to head down new pads. I enjoy my friends I currently have but feel that they don’t bring out my full personality. My vision for the world is that people would be able to pause to look inside and to be honest about who they are. Sometimes the world feels too busy and when things get busy it seems to deaden our soul. I’m g
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  36. Hi Gillian! Yes I have read this book. The main takeaways I discovered are that we must acknowledge what our window of tolerance is in our day to day life in addition to tracking this during meditation as well as the following: Here are some helpful tips when someone is in a state of disregulated arousal: Muscle tone extremely slack (collapsed, noticeably flat affect) • Muscle tone extremely rigid • Hyperventilation • Exaggerated startle response • Excessive sweating • Noticeable dissociation (person appears highly disconnected from their body) • Noticeably pale skin tone • Em
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  37. Hey Mark, So first of all, your question reminds me of something that was put up on Mindfulness Exercises a few months ago. It's a simple guide for dealing with anxiety during covid times, so it might be a good resource to consider: https://mindfulnessexercises.com/dealing-with-covid-19/ There are so many different practices one could explore, but two that stand out are 1) breathing practices that ease the stress response, and 2) those that increase our sense of community. The first (such as diaphragmatic breathing) can help us to manage the physiological effect of heightened stress,
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  38. A few tips I wish I would have known when starting: - chill ... its a practice and practice takes a lifetime. - there is no destination ... we don’t at some point arrive at a finish line to be forever and fully mindful from that point on. We can minimize distraction and reactivity but they come with the experience of existing in a human body with a mind that tends toward wild in an insane culture that exploits the mindlessness it purposefully manufactures. - when mindlessness is dominating the personal experience of existing, pause and direct the attention to the edge of the n
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  39. Hello Gillian, great to meet you! I'm a fellow airy person, gemini Also love journalling.... Look forward to connecting more, Lisa
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  40. Hi! Im Mario Gonzalez Lam. I’m currently based in Miami, Fl. Traveling in the Midwest for now. Grateful for this work and this community.
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  41. Patty Gates Northampton Ma. More about me on theartofinnerpeace.com Always happy to learn more! Thank you Sean and community for all that you offer!
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  42. Hi Gillian. I am a person who really struggles with the reality of death. Whilst I love the thought of past life and an afterlife the reality is that we only really know one life - the one we're in right now. So we've got to really make the most of the one we've got, right? That's my mission at least. I have been fortunate to not yet experienced the passing of someone really close to me yet, so I cannot fully appreciate the depths of bereavement. However, literally in the last week someone reached out to me for support relating to the bereavement of their father. She hasn't eve
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  43. Hello everyone! My name is Gillian and I'm a writer and yoga & meditation teacher based in Stockholm. I'm from Toronto originally and only just moved to Stockholm in May 2019 to live with my Swedish partner. I have two dogs and live a pretty low-key life (especially at the moment given the pandemic we're experiencing). I look forward to connecting with you all!
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  44. Hello, I'm Jermaine from Toronto (like you, Gillian!) and I just joined this mastermind. I've practiced yoga and meditation off and on for over 20 years, and I got certified to teach yoga last year. My YTT program included a meditation module and I was reminded how much sitting quietly with myself means to me. I'll always be grateful that I've been able to re-establish my daily meditation practice during this pandemic. I work in corporate (executive support and communications) and started teaching chair yoga at work after becoming certified. Recently, while working from home, I launched a
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  45. HI all, I'm very happy to be here! I am a yoga teacher and mindfulness meditation teacher, I teach meditation from both the Yogic and Buddhist traditions. I taught meditation in an adult education college for 2 years and I have always brought in the foundations of ethics and how we live in the world. I find it important to keep the philosophy alive in what I teach. I'm really interested in helping people to build more resilience 'to weather the storm' in changing times and to find a way to help heal the divisions that happen around the world. Other interests: Love adventures outdoor
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  46. Thanks, Gillian, I am reading this Article; thanks...Great tips! ...we become the Solution for rather than focusing on the Anx of How to!!! Though the How Tips are mentioned too!
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  47. Ahh...& hear I figured I was rambling unintentionally; sorry to hear, Gillian; doing better, thanks, that OTC Med..really took me out of my element...always be aware when combining certain Meds, OTC or not... I spent numerous time in Meditations yesterday. Despite the Benefits, we cannot ignore the Physical, for sure...when is doubt of Chest pain...get Checked out!Medically!!! The Life you save may be your own!! I had an Anxiety Attack back in 2017 (2nd time in my lifetime) and wound up at the ER; thank God it was just that...and never never play doctor..see how our minds get dis
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  48. Hi everyone, I thought I'd get a general discussion going on how we're feeling at present. Putting aside what we want to learn or to offer when it comes to mindfulness, this is an invitation for us to check in with ourselves and to share with the group anything that is in heart and mind. At the moment I am feeling relaxed and content. It has been raining here in Stockholm after a bit of a dry spell. Two nights ago I was awoken in the middle of the night by an incredible display of thunder that seemed to roll on and on and on. Listening to it was incredibly meditative and really made
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  49. I wish I could be more specific on who inspired me to start exploring mindfulness. For me it was just getting a little nuggets of information and starting to put those little nuggets together. I just found that I started to enjoy the mindfulness practices and found great benefit from it. Some thing that I do for myself is on occasion reflect on my reaction to things and ask myself what is the motive behind my response and why did I react in such away. I contribute that practice to being my discovery of mindfulness. I started this at a Young age. I also found myself attracted to the mind body
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