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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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    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: 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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    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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