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Gillian Florence

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  1. Welcome Anisha! It is wonderful to have you in our program and community. My name is Gillian and I am part of Sean's support team. You can reach out with any questions you may have as you navigate the materials. Thanks for sharing a bit about your background. It sounds like two wonderful paths ahead of you to choose from. Keep us posted on how your studies go and I look forward to learning more about your journey through this program.
  2. Hi Carole, You can certainly use other meditation practices, so long as they are mindfulness-based. Self-guided mindfulness meditation can be included as well.
  3. Hej! Welcome to the course @Geo Slam. I'm Gillian - part of Sean's support team and community moderator. Let me know if you have any questions as you move through things. I have no doubt this program will complement your other experience and trainings quite well. Oh, and I am located in Sweden too! From Toronto, but I have been here now for a few years.
  4. Hi Carole, Great question! Most people have submitted a completed electronic copy of the workbook. However, you can also fill it out by hand, have it scanned (into a single document in the correct order), and send it to us electronically that way. So long as we are able to read the handwriting when it is scanned, this will suffice. I hope this helps!
  5. Hi Emily! Wonderful to connect with you here in the community. Welcome to the program. Thanks for the introduction and I look forward to learning more about your journey as you make your way through this course. With gratitude, Gillian
  6. Ah yes, what you are referring to is not a part of the program (but of course everyone in the program is so so welcome to join!) Every Thursday, Sean will do a live meditation on YouTube and will then be answering questions that viewers post in the chat. https://www.youtube.com/c/Mindfulnessexercisesfree/live
  7. This week's question asks: Reflecting on 2021, what gifts or insights did mindfulness bring to your life? Share with our community anything that mindfulness helped to shift or illuminate in your life last year. I look forward to reading your responses.
  8. Hello Hanat, Welcome to the program and to our online community. It sounds like incredible work that you are doing! Thank you for what you do. I'm Gillian, by the way - part of Sean's support team. If you have any question as you navigate the material, reach out at any time. With gratitude, Gillian
  9. Hey Rick, It looks like this is from the official MBI:TAC form. You do not need to worry about this, but yes, it would be the person doing the assessment.
  10. Hey Rick, I have not heard of a second Q&A. Where did you see this?
  11. Thanks Rick! Yes, generally speaking, affirmations are not a part of strict mindfulness practice (and therefore not explored in the program), but they are certainly an aspect of self-compassion. Others I like are: I see you. I hear you. I love you.
  12. Hello Zhihao! Welcome to the program and the online community. It's great to have you hear. I'm Gillian, by the way, part of Sean's support team. Reach out if any questions arise as you move through things. Wishing you a happy transition into 2022 as well and I look forward to following your journey through the program. With gratitude, Gillian
  13. Hello Yana! Welcome to the program. It's wonderful to have you here. I'm Gillian - part of Sean's support team - and I can help address any questions you have as you move through the material. Looking forward to connecting with you further! Gillian
  14. Hi Katherine! Welcome to the program. I know we've connected now via email, but I wanted to say hello here as well I'm so glad to hear that you've come to this place to deepen your own practice. Many in this program have commented on just how much they learn about themselves as they move through this course. Reach out at any time if more questions arise. With gratitude, Gillian
  15. Hi Sham! Welcome to the program and to our online community space. I'm Gillian - part of Sean's support team. If you have questions as you navigate the program, reach out at any time. I am sure this program will complement all the knowledge and experience you already have
  16. Hi Rick! I hope you had a great holiday as well. I am currently working through a variety of other books, so I will not be able to partake in this one.
  17. Hi Alexaraye! In what way would you like to support meditations on this platform? You are very welcome to post your own meditation listings here
  18. Happy New Years to you as well Meng Yew!
  19. Hi Antoinette! Welcome to the program and to our online community space. I'm Gillian - part of Sean's support team. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out. In regards to the challenge of keeping a daily meditation practice, you might like to check out the 100 day mindfulness challenge. It is not part of the teacher training, but it may help to provide inspiration to develop the daily habit. Also, you might enjoy Giovanni Dienstmann's recent workshop on mindful self-disciple. Links below Mindful self-discipline workshop - https://teach.mindfulnessexercises.com/12-08-21-giovanni-dienstmann-mindful-self-discipline/ 100 day mindfulness challenge - https://mindfulnessexercises.com/100-day-mindfulness-challenge/
  20. Hi Debra, The Tuesday calls are the best place to get feedback on your teachings. However, you can also bring any questions to Sean's Wednesday calls. Have you seen yet the course on How to Guide Mindfulness Meditations? This may be of support for you (and is part of the requirements for certification): https://teach.mindfulnessexercises.com/mindfulness-courses/how-to-guide-mindfulness-meditations-for-well-being-and-resilience/ Furthermore, you can have a look at the MBI:TAC documents, which outline how you should be assessing your own teachings. This is what I consider when giving feedback in the Tuesday sessions: https://teach.mindfulnessexercises.com/course/the-mbitac-tool/
  21. Hi Debra, Thank you for the notification of this. Is this still occurring for you? I have not run into this issue on my end.
  22. Hi all! Apologies for the delay. I've been on holiday since Dec. 23rd. Alexaraye, I sent you an email back so we can discuss your case that way. For anyone else, I will second what Rick has said. Though this may not be the issue for everyone, a lot of people access the workbook first THROUGH their browser, i.e. Google Chrome. Anything typed in here will be lost. For anyone having this issue now or in the future, try the following: 1. Find the complete workbook here: https://teach.mindfulnessexercises.com/course/mindfulness-teaching-fundamentals/ 2. Near the top-right corner of the workbook, there is a button that says 'Download' if you hover over it. Download from there. 3. Open that file, but do not begin typing anything into it. It will likely have opened in your browser and nothing written while you are viewing the document in your browser will save. So, you need to hit the 'Download' button again or 'Save As' in order to save a copy on your computer. Save it in a place where you will remember it. The next time you add to your workbook, make sure you are adding to this file and not to anything in your Downloads folder. In other words, there may be two copies on your computer, so just be mindful of that. 4. Each time you will need to 'Save As' to replace the previous version. If you want to play it extra safe, email yourself the PDF file every now and again so you ensure you have a backup. To Colleen's question about the Adobe version to use: I have Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2021.005.20048 and have not run into this issue. And if you need a Word version of this workbook, please email Kaila at support@mindfulnessexercises.com I hope this helps someone now or in the future!
  23. The 10-week curriculum is under the Curriculum tab in the Dashboard. You can definitely tailor these according to your audience and context, using just the sessions that suit your teaching needs. And yes, there are editable slides there. Under the Resources tab, some of what is offered can be edited/rebranded. Specifically, you can edit/brand the: articles, slides, programs, workbooks, and sample lessons. I hope this helps!
  24. Hello Damodar! Welcome to the program and our community. Thanks so much for your introduction and for joining us. There are many students here with a range of other modalities and trainings behind them (i.e. life coaching, reiki, yoga, nursing, etc.). Mindfulness is a wonderful addition to all of these and more. I'm sure what you learn here will wonderfully complement your coaching. I'm Gillian by the way - the community moderator and part of Sean's support team. If you have any questions as you move through things, let me know. With gratitude, Gillian
  25. Thanks for the post Colleen! You'll see I sent you an email, but I am interested still if other members have encountered this issue. Let us know.
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