Have I got this right?
1. You want to transform your relationship with stress with mindfulness meditation.
2. You know it will be good for you (90% of the people look up to meditate + you have had some success…!)
…BUT, and it’s a big BUT…
Learning on your own is:
Making you feel insecure
You’re never quite sure if you’re doing it right, not quite sure you’re doing the right type of meditation or what exactly you’re supposed to be doing (there is SO much out there!) and not quite sure you’re getting the kind of results you’re supposed to be getting. It’s also…
You thought you’d feel calmer by now or at least succeeded in clearing your mind A LITTLE, but
Failure after failure
Instead of what you thought you’d get with meditation (calm, a clear mind, some insight
You end up stuck between thinking there’s something wrong with you & really wanting to learn because you can see the benefits for others (plus – you like a challenge).
But learning by yourself? It’s not working out for you.
I totally get that (and I respect your honesty with yourself!).
At the time of this
It’s only when I invested in the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), an experiential based, teacher-led 8-week program that these insecurities melted into an appreciation of our common humanity. It was through listening to my fellow students that my subconscious mind finally understood – it’s not just me and it’s all okay. The meditation is still working. My meditation practice hasn’t been the same since.
But enough about me –
You have a meditation practice to establish & big things to accomplish in this world and I respect you too much not to be real with you. If what I described above resonates, I humbly invite you to consider signing up for the next MBSR round. You can get all the details here.
In the meantime, I want you to know three things:
(1) You’re probably not doing it wrong.
(2) Mindfulness meditation isn’t always pleasant.
Life is bumpy, messy, wonderful, awful, complicated, simple, boring, overwhelming, weird, funny, … and so if you’re paying attention to the present moment, on purpose, without judgment, your meditation will reflect that. None of it is wrong.
(3) Learning mindfulness meditation is hard for everyone.
Doing it together with other human beings, a qualified teacher and a scientifically validated program definitely help.
ready to give mindfulness meditation a real shot to reduce stress and increase well-being?
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program (MBSR) is for you.
During this 8-week program, we will meet in person every week for 8 weeks + one full Saturday between weeks 6 & 7. Each meeting is 2.5 hours except for the retreat which is 6 hours + 1 hour for lunch.
During each of the meetings, you will: receive guidance on mindful meditation, practice meditation (mostly guided), receive insight about the nature of stress in modern times, participate in group explorations of how mindfulness helps reduce stress & explore the challenges of home practice.
In between each group session, the real magic of this program is at work with your home practices. Each week you will be given homework, that consists of between 30 and 45-minutes of mindfulness meditation each day (you will receive recordings to guide you) + other
Tell me –
Are you ready to save yourself months of insecurity, frustration and feeling like you’re failing?