WHAT I DO: As a Mindfulness Trainer and Life Coach, we have private (online) training courses, that reduce stress, anxiety and enhance all relationships.
WHY IT WORKS: Science has proven that grounded attention and informed intentions provide the power to change the pathways of the brain.
HOW IT WORKS: This is done on our private self-paced online Mindfulness-Training.Teachable.com site. Presently all our courses are free except for the full original Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program.
WHAT OTHERS SAY: Testimonial- H from South-Africa. Just a quick note of gratitude for sharing the course content in such a nice, clear and concise way. The audio practices are great value and make the learning experience so rich.
About Ross: I am fully qualified Mindfulness Trainer, University of Massachusetts Medical School program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn (2007). A Certified Life Coach, living in Ontario, Canada. My passion is easy mindfulness training online. I have been teaching Mindfulness Meditation for 20+ years.
Try it: As you read this, find and wiggle your toes. Feel the way they push against your shoes. Gently notice how your toes feel in this present moment. This is mindfulness; using attention and intention in a simple way.
Mindfulness-Training online courses are private, self-paced and available anytime via cell phone, iPad or laptop etc.
1. Reduced Stress & Anxiety.
2. Enhanced relationships at home and work.
3. Improved workplace performance and satisfaction.
Our (free) courses are easy to navigate, effective and not religious. – TheMindfulCoach.com
FEE: – $198
This online MBSR training program is being enjoyed by the business, educational and health care communities. – MBSRTraining.com
“Mindfulness is being interested in our present moment experiences.”
G Ross Clark
Cell – 519-570-8880
Email – TheMindfulCoach@gmail.com
Website – Mindfulness-Training.Teachable.com
What is A Mindfulness Coach?
A mindfulness coach, is a Certified Life Coach and a Mindfulness Bases Stress Reduction (MBSR) trainer. University of Massachusetts Medical School developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn. G Ross Clark, lives in Ontario, Canada and has been teaching meditation for over 20 years.
Here you find mindfulness resources, videos and exercises provide more health and happiness. Three thousand plus studies, show mindfulness reduces stress and reduced anxiety naturally, without the use of drugs. The more interested we are in training in mindfulness the more benefits we will receive.
Mindfulness (interest) has been the essential life skill, that has safely guided me through, the loss of my health, career & savings.
Questions? Call 1-519-648-2985
$299 (33% off)
- Start at any time
- Training is self-paced
- Lessons are short, easy to navigate
Why Mindfulness Works:
The amygdala is the brain’s “fight or flight” center and expands with stress and anxiety. Mindfulness causes the amygdala to shrink back to its normal size and function.
It is now understood that a few hours of quiet time each week can lead to mental and physical health benefits. Science has proven that grounded attention and informed intentions provides the power to change the pathways of the brain.
This changes the way different regions of the brain communicate with each other – and therefore how we think – permanently.
As you read this, find and wiggle your toes. Feel the way they push against your shoes. Gently notice how your toes feel in this present moment. This is mindfulness, using attention and intention in a skillful way.
1. Stress Management & Anxiety Relief.
2. Enhanced relationships at home and at work.
3. Improved workplace performance and satisfaction.
G Ross Clark
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction ($198)
This online MBSR training online program is enjoyed by business, educational and health care communities.
Three Life Skills.
1. To be Grounded
2. Open Minded
In losing my career, health and life savings, I have learned a lot. The three practices of grounding, opening and reflecting have safely carried my through to the other side. On this website, I share the why and how of what I have learned form this remarkable journey.
Stress Management Video
What is a Mindfulness Coach?
A mindfulness coach has two certifications.
- Certified Life Coach
- Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction trainer
The mindfulness coach provides the required mindfulness skill to deal with the issue being experience by the client. The role of a mindfulness coach is to strengthen, guide and protect their clients. The mindfulness coach recognizes the inner wisdom of each person.
Self-coaching is the goal of mindfulness coaching.
Who is the Mindful Coach?
Ross, ‘The Mindfulness Coach’ is both a certified ‘Life Coach’ and a certified ‘M.B.S.R. Mindfulness Trainer’. He has been teaching mindfulness meditation for 19 years. Credentials …
Location– Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
What Is Mindfulness?
Broadly defined mindfulness training is developing our mental faculties of attention, intention and reflection. We bring a non-judgmental attention, to our daily life experiences. Then we choose a wise intention, to match the experience. As we reflect on these experiences we learn from them. This deepens our understanding, resulting in more health & happiness and less stress.
Mindfulness Training Online:
- Online Courses
- Mindfulness Consulting
- Anxiety & Stress Management
- Team Building & Work-Life Balance
- Guest Speaking, Lunch & Learns
- Training Seminars, Workshops & Staff Retreats
- Ongoing Training, Education & Support & Group Coaching
Training and coaching in a variety of: University, Health Care and Business settings.
Mindfulness Coaching & Training
“In the comfort of your own home.“
The course is yours for life.
No previous experience is required.
You can download all course materials, to use later.
M.B.S.R. Online Training is cost effective and convenient.
How does Mindfulness Training online work?
- Start any time.
- M.B.S.R. is experiential.
- The training is self-paced.
- There are 8 2 1/2 hour lessons.
- Each lesson contains 12 lesson topics.
- Each lesson includes audio, video & text topics.
- Each lesson will have questions for personal reflection.
- Each lesson will require daily formal and informal practices.
- The seventh lesson will be a 6 hour self-retreat in a setting of your choice.
- You can receive a certificate of participation upon successfully completing the course.
- The curriculum is the same as offered by the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
- The course is self-paced, at your convenience and in the comfort of your home.
Full course support will be available by:
- Phone: 1-519-648-2985
- Skype: themindfulcoach
- Email: email@example.com
“More mindfulness, more choices.” -G Ross Clark, C.C.P.,
What is Mindfulness Training?
Mindfulness training is a way of learning to consciously and systematically work with stress, pain, illness, and the challenges and demands of everyday life by not turning away from them but learning how to be resilient with and through them.
Mindfulness is already within the human experience. A deep internal resource of attention, intention and attitude that is available to us. Mindfulness is patiently waiting to be used in the service of learning, growing and healing.
“Mindfulness is moment to moment, non-judgmental awareness.” -Jon Kabat Zinn , Ph.D. (1990)
History of Mindfulness:
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) was founded by John Kabat Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in 1979. MBSR has now spread to multiple populations including health professionals and medical and nursing students as well as in multiple settings including work places and educational setting.
Benefits of Mindfulness:
Two decades of published research indicates that the majority of people who complete MBSR courses report:
- Improved self-esteem
- An increased ability to relax
- Greater energy and enthusiasm for life
- Lasting decreases in physical and psychological symptoms
- Reductions in pain levels and an enhanced ability to cope with pain
- An ability to cope more effectively with both short and long-term stressful situations.
Mindfulness is a way of learning to consciously and systematically work with stress, pain, illness, and the challenges and demands of everyday life by not turning away from them but learning to be resilient with and through them.
Mindfulness is not something that one gets or acquires. It is already within the human experience a deep internal resource of attention, intention and attitude. That is available to us and is patiently waiting to be observed and used in the service of learning, growing, and healing.
Reasons why people train in M.B.S.R.:
- GI distress
- Chronic pain
- Anxiety and panic
- Sleep disturbances
- High blood pressure
- Compassion Fatigue
- Stress — job, family or financial
Respectfully, G Ross Clark
How to Have a Mindful Conversation
Originally published on Mindful.org on November 18, 2016
Our toughest talks are full of half-truths—not because we’re serial liars, but because we’re survivalists. Here’s how to bring clarity and intention to your most important relationships.
Most of us would agree that honesty is not only a good policy, it’s what we most want and need in our relationships with others. Particularly in our closest relationships, a willingness to tell the truth is key to minimizing pain and maximizing understanding.
And by truth, I’m not talking about some moralistic parting of clouds and downward-shining declarations from on high. I’m not even referring to what most people are focused on when talking about “honesty” in relationships—not the absence of lying or casting around blame about the who, what, where, when and how of our daily doings and misdoings. No, I’m focused on big “T” truth that is always accurate, can never be dismissed or argued away, and is always available. I’m referring to the truth of our present moment experience—the truth that arises amid the charge of interactions.
Have I ever felt the throb of anger and resentment and told someone I was “fine” when asked?
Have I ever stayed quiet about a loved one’s unhealthy or risky choices even though every fiber of my body was screaming out with dread?
Have I ever snapped, pushed, pulled, or shut down with someone and said it was something about them without saying or doing anything about how I was actually feeling and thinking in that moment?
Have I ever said “yes” when my strong gut feeling was “no” or vice versa?
Few of us tell the “full” truth about anything approaching a consistent basis (authors included), particularly in our close relationships where there’s a great deal at stake. We hedge, hide, and flail about with colleagues, family members, and friends—even though we may not be “lying” about the overall and surface-level facts of a given situation. We do so because our brains are biologically wired (after eons of evolution) to make snap judgments and prompt rapid emotional reactions in order to help us manage threats—it’s an ancient form of self-protection that served us well in our cave-dwelling days, but no longer matches the social nuance and (relative) physical safety of the modern world.
For example, I may have been telling the truth that law school was a bad fit for me when I was in my early twenties, and even that the way things were being taught wasn’t necessarily the ideal way to promote deep learning for many students (at least those like me) . . . however, I was not telling the truth of my actual, present moment experience.
“Legal education is really like military boot camp,” I’d say at the time. “Pressure cookers of anxiety and competition are not the way to go.” And yet there was the full truth: I was terrified (as if a saber-toothed tiger were lunging at me), full of self-doubt, and confused as to why I’d chosen that path. I felt the bodily sensations of anxiety and the compulsive urges and behaviors of avoidance on a daily basis, and my thoughts had a chokehold on me with assumptions of failure and rejection. Not only was this full truth absent from my conversations with loved ones, I blamed professors, fellow students, and even my family and friends for my predicament. I rarely (if ever) spoke and acted from a connection with my actual experience. And this is where mindfulness can be extremely helpful. When we’re surging with discomfort and emotional pain, tapping into our full experience and communicating mindfully can help us get unstuck.
What Do We Lie About?
We lie (and omit and project onto others) about the only three things we have at our disposal during communication with others:
Our bodies (sensations and emotions)
and what what’s most important to us to feel whole, intact, and like our lives are on track: our core values or needs.
Again, we “lie,” not because we’re bad or inept, but because rapid, reactive blaming and bias toward others as threats to our well-being has helped us stay alive and thrive as a species in the past. Though we are bound to the same biology of our ancestors, with mindfulness (because it actually has been experimentally proven to change our brains in measurable and meaningful ways), we have a shot at slowing down, sidestepping bias and misperception, and cultivating compassionate speech and action. Mindfulness gives us a small gap in our processing of social communication whereby we can let the full truth seep in.
We “lie,” not because we’re bad or inept, but because rapid, reactive blaming and bias toward others as threats to our well-being has helped us stay alive and thrive as a species in the past.
Mindfulness practices are often discussed in “formal” terms—sitting on cushions for 10 or 20 minutes (or even more) and placing our attention on an “object” such as our breath. Keeping it there, gently and non-judgmentally “coming back” to the object when attention wanders. These and other formal mindfulness practices are very important, and can help us develop the clarity, focus, and calm that makes communication (even when there’s heat to the moment) more doable. In addition, in order to learn to break the patterns of “dishonesty” that create so much havoc in our relationships, we need a mindfulness practice that is much more more rubber-on-road.
What follows are a series of mindful “truth-telling” practice steps I use in my work as a psychologist with families, couples, parents, and individuals. I do my best to use it myself. We all fall short of the freedom and ease that can flow from more consistent mindfulness in our communication—the full truth that tends to go unaddressed and unarticulated.
The benefits of telling this version of the truth are many:
improved collaboration and problem-solving
increased (and mutual) understanding and compassion
increased satisfaction and well-being in our relationships
dissolving of perhaps inter-generational patterns of reactivity
Parents can learn to stop passing on unhelpful emotional inheritances to their children. Colleagues can learn the power of authenticity and compassion for really “getting ahead” in an organic, and mutually beneficial way. All of us can learn to see behind one another’s behavior (which may spark upset in us) and speak to the truth of what’s really there—sensations, thoughts, and core values.
And as we depart from the roller coaster of national elections and embark on that of the holiday season, may we all learn to speak the full truth.
Mindfulness Practice: Grabbing Truth and Letting Go of Being Right
1. Before, during, or right after a difficult interaction with someone, pause for a moment.
2. Notice sensations of anxiety, discomfort, or frustration that are showing up in your body.
Watch them move in your body with curious, compassionate attention. Breathe into and penetrate them. See the “truth” of them—a truth that is direct and undeniable.
3. Slowly tighten your right hand into a fist. Draw your attention to the sensations there in your hand—the pulsing and tension. Imagine all the tension, clenching or surging in your body gravitating to the sensations of your fist.
4. This entire practice may only last a few breaths, but notice how rapidly and readily you can direct your attention to this one area of your body. Breathe into the tension in your hand, regardless of what the other person has already said or done (or might). You get to choose how you relate to this tension in your body.
5. Now let go of the tension in your right hand and open it, facing the palm up. Notice the sensations in your hand, and the differences and changes as they occur. Watch how you can let go of being “right” and just witness the truth of what both your body and thoughts are saying. No need to grab onto or shove at anything—if you’re willing, you can just let it all be just as it is. Bodily sensations, thoughts passing through your mind.
6. And now with a final, deep breath, ask yourself: What matters most to me in this moment? What one thing do I most need or value? Perhaps it’s acceptance, validation, collaboration, emotional space, or even honesty itself.
7. And finally . . . Am I willing to speak from the full truth of this practice? Consider saying out loud what is happening:
Give words to your bodily sensations (clenching, pulsing, surging, heat, cold, numbness, vibrating, or whatever)
State the truth of your emotion from the labels of anger, frustration, sadness, fear, confusion, shock/dismay, or (I dare say) joy
Point out what you most need in ONE or TWO words (validation, acceptance, understanding, patience, collaboration, safety, respect, etc.)
8. Consider opening to the other person’s perspective (i.e. actually listening in order to truly understand them versus waiting to make your point, vent your feelings, or insert blame). Invite the other person via your mindful honesty to speak their own truth.
9. Notice, notice, notice what this practice of mindful truth-telling brings.