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Gillian Florence

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  1. Hi Ashlyn! A warm welcome to the program. I'm Gillian - the community moderator and part of Sean's support team. If you have any questions as you navigate things, reach out at any time. With gratitude, Gillian
  2. Hi Christabelle! A warm welcome to you Thank you for the introduction. I'm Gillian - Chief Care Officer for Sean's program - so if you have any questions as you navigate the materials, let me know. It sounds like you are doing such valuable work. This program will complement all that you have already learned through previous work and studies and from your almost 20 years of personal practice. With gratitude, Gillian
  3. For anyone looking for peer support - Molley has organized a group Zoom call for today at 1pm Mountain Time. You can find the link here:
  4. Wonderful Molley! I will post an announcement about it so that more might see it and be able to join you today
  5. Hi Leigh! So wonderful to have you here and to read your introduction. I'm very glad the resources have been helpful for you and that you're joining the program to further enhance your skills and knowledge. If you have any questions, reach out at anytime. I am part of Sean's support team With gratitude, Gillian
  6. Hey Colleen, Did you end up getting in? I think the link was not working for everyone when they clicked it directly, but copy-paste seemed to work. Sorry for this inconvenience! Let me know what ended up happening for you.
  7. Okay, glad I got that right! Tagging you, Maria, to increase your chance of seeing this (it seems not everyone has notifications coming through email) @decembrie8@yahoo.com
  8. Nice to hear from you Lisa! I will keep you in the loop if something comes up. Gillian
  9. Hi Abby, Welcome to our program and thank you for introducing yourself! The work you wish to do is vital. I worry about our younger generations as they are growing up in a world very different than previous generations. I'm Gillian, by the way, Chief Care Officer for the program. Let me know if you have any questions as you work through things. With gratitude, Gillian
  10. Hi Wayde! Welcome to the program and our online community. I'm Gillian, part of Sean's support team. Let me know if you have any questions as you navigate things. In alignment with your mindfulness goals, you might like to start by checking out Michael Taft's workshop. It focused on how to teach within corporate settings. - https://teach.mindfulnessexercises.com/9-24-20-michael-taft-teaching-mindfulness-for-companies/ With gratitude, Gillian
  11. Hi Sukey, Welcome to our community! I'm Gillian - Chief Care Officer for the program. If you have any questions, reach out at anytime. It's wonderful to hear that you are leading two groups next week! Have you been guiding for a long time or just beginning? Feel free to also share any other questions, insights, or reflections you have elsewhere in the forum if you'd like. With gratitude, Gillian
  12. Absolutely. You can definitely skip over and return to sections of the book as feels right for you.
  13. Hi Taj! Wonderful to have you in the community. Thanks for your introduction and for the work that you do. Have you had a chance to check out our workshops with David Treleaven on trauma-sensitive mindfulness? Gillian
  14. Wonderful to connect with you, Virginia! I'm Gillian - Chief Care Officer for the program. If you have any questions, reach out at anytime. And thank you for your introduction. It sounds like this training will be a wonderful complement to your existing training and experience. With gratitude, Gillian
  15. Hi Patrice, Great question and feedback. I will pass this on, but I'll also share some thoughts about how to fill this out. First, you can absolutely use the Training Deep Dives to help you fill this out. There is a lot of great information there, for instance, about how to help students cultivate beginner's mind (i.e. by asking open-ended questions infused with curiosity). But beyond the Training Deep Dives, I recommend approaching this chart by asking yourself the following questions and seeing what intuitively arises. I'll use 'non-striving' as an example: How can I model non-striving through my way of being? (i.e. "If a student expresses that they were trying to feel relaxed during a practice but couldn't, I can hold space for their experience as it was and help them to inquire into what they did feel") What words, examples, or stories can I use to talk about non-striving? (i.e. "I can explain that we're not trying to get anywhere or achieve anything through mindfulness; we're just opening to what is") What sorts of practices might help my students gain an experiential understanding of non-striving? (i.e. "Mindfulness of breathing helps to convey non-striving because we aren't trying to reach another breath; we're just noticing this one." You certainly don't need to answer all of these questions to fill out the chart, but they might help you to come up with ideas for each. Let me know if this helps!
  16. I am about to listen now and will send over my thoughts and feedback via message when I am done
  17. Hello Deann! Wonderful to e-meet you - and thanks for the introduction. Your work sound very interesting - and inspiring! I am currently undertaking a program in Depth Hypnotherapy after which I hope to also work one-on-one with seekers and wanderers I'm Gillian, by the way - Chief Care Officer for this program. If you have any questions as you navigate things, reach out at any time. Looking forward to learning more from you. Feel free to share any thoughts, reflections, or insights elsewhere in the forum if you feel called to.
  18. Hi Michelle! A warm welcome to our program and online community space I'm Gillian - part of Sean's support team, so if you have any questions as you navigate things, let me know. Looking forward to learning more from you here in the forum!
  19. Hi everyone! I just watched the replay of this week's Q&A and realized there are some questions lingering about the self-assessment rubric, perhaps certificate requirements as well. This thread will be dedicated to asking and answering any questions related to curriculum & certification. Also - you can now find a helpful FAQ document on the Certification Requisites page! https://teach.mindfulnessexercises.com/mindfulness-meditation-teacher-certification/ You are also free to email me or send a private message if you prefer.
  20. Lovely to read about your vision, Maria. Thank you for sharing. This is certainly important work. Do you have any suggested articles or resources to recommended on the connection between mindfulness and dementia or Alzheimer's?
  21. Hello Maria! So wonderful to e-meet you. Welcome to our program and community. I'm Gillian - the community moderator and part of Sean's support team. If you have any questions, let me know. @lisammany@gmail.com - Lisa, I am tagging you here as I think you asked a question in a Q&A call about older populations/Alzheimer's. I am not 100% sure on this, but in case this is accurate, maybe you'd like to connect with Maria and/or pose some questions.
  22. I think as this was optional, it was being left for self-organization. I, too, thought there was someone who was taking a list and organizing something. I'll check in with Sean to see if he's heard anything.
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