Introducing my new 30-Day, 3 minute per day, online program launched on Avanoo: Calming the Storm: How Discovering Meaning Can Change Your Life
A lack of meaning might be called a malaise of our times. When we encounter challenges in life, oftenwe discover that we can’t find a center, a way to cope. What is it all about?
Studies measuring meaning and purpose in life have found that meaning in life mediates uncontrollable stress and substance abuse, depression, anxiety and self-derogation, among others. This meaning or deepest human value, this WHY, points us to reach beyond ourselves, to enrich our lives, and to unfold a deep fulfillment in our work and personal lives.
Sample audio from Day 1 of the Program – This Too Shall Pass.
About This Program
This program offers daily ways for you to overcome difficult situations, to help you to find the WHY that will energize and animate your life. In finding your own WHY, in discovering your meaning and your purpose, your pain will be lessened. You will discover ways to unfold meaning, as well as a personal calling through tasks that you can fulfill, relationships that you can strengthen and enrich, and attitudes that you can develop and cultivate.This practical, inspiring, and potentially life-changing program will take you step by step through a process towards a more fulfilled and enriched working and personal life.
Some of the benefits:
It’s fast: Daily 2 to 3 video minutes a day over 30 days – each day a different story, lesson, and small action on discovering meaning and
It’s fun: Each video contains a story, lesson, and action from me.
It works: People experience an average 46% improvement while taking the Program – and that data is tracked and available for you.
Contact me for the coupon. Sign up here: Avanoo – Calming the Storm | How Discovering Meaning Can Change Your Life.
During 2016, I am starting Personal Meaning Coaching online via Skype.
In his book: Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl talks about his form of therapy as Logotherapy. The word ‘Logos’ is Greek and denotes “meaning”. Logotherapy focuses on the meaning of human existence as well as man’s search for such meaning. According to Logotherapy “…this striving to find a meaning in one’s life is the primary motivational force in man.” Man’s Search for Meaning 2008 page 104.
What is Mindfulness?
“Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgementally,” says Jon Kabat-Zinn. “It’s about knowing what is on your mind.”
Join me for Mindfulness training, Personal Meaning Coaching via Skype, as well as Stress Reduction and Wellness workshops. Contact me for a quotation today.
See our partnership with Charter for Compassion.
The principle of compassion is at the heart of all religions and spiritual traditions. It calls for us to treat others as we would want to be treated ourselves. Compassion is a motivator for us to work tirelessly to alleviate suffering for all beings. It highlights the necessity to treat everyone with justice, equality and respect. It is our belief that training needs to focus on mindfulness, meaning and compassion, whether directly or through soft skills training. It is never more urgent than now.
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Supporting findings and programmes:
Mindfulness and Yoga for Disadvantaged Urban Youth
Tamar Mendelson, PhD, is an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and an alumnus of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health & Society Scholars program (2004-2006).
“Children face it (stress) as well, and they often do it without the same resources—emotional, financial and otherwise—that adults have.
With that in mind, five years ago I began working with a team of researchers from Johns Hopkins and Penn State to explore what a yoga program might do for kids. We began working with the Holistic Life Foundation (HLF) in Baltimore, Md., a small nonprofit founded by brothers Ali and Atman Smith and their colleague Andres Gonzalez.”
Benefits of mindfulness for combating stress in low-income schools
Please see this encouraging segment posted on PBS Newshour about teaching students how to combat the traumas of poverty through mindfulness & yoga.
“At Cesar Chavez Academy in East Palo Alto, Calif., 7th graders are learning yoga as a way to cope with the stress of life in a community rife with homelessness, shootings and gang war trauma. By teaching these children to pay close attention to their breathing and movements, Stanford University researchers are hoping they will focus better in school and beyond. Jeffrey Brown reports.” As many as 50% of the students are homeless.
See also benefits of mindfulness for low-income schools at MindSift & the Mindful Life Project.
“Before we can teach a kid how to academically excel in school, we need to teach him how to have stillness, pay attention, stay on task, regulate, make good choices,” said Larochette. “We tell kids be quiet, calm yourself down, be still. We tell them all these things they need in the classroom, but we’re not teaching them how to do that.” ~ Jean-Gabrielle Larochette. To read more and learn more about this great project – the Mindful Life Project go here to MindShift
Go to the Mindful Life Project
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