Meditation is an ancient and modern technique used to reduce stress, help us focus on one thing at a time, and engage our mind to become less reactive and more responsive.
Mindful Communication is the act of paying attention to our words, reactions, and how we’re using silence in the moment we’re in with a non-judgmental attention.
When I first learned to meditate I didn’t know how much it would help me communicate in a kind, honest, and helpful way.
My meditation practice has helped reduce my fear of confrontation and what others think, lessened my anxiety and worry over what I can’t control, and I am more present in my conversations, more self-aware, more compassionate and intuitive.
Sitting in silence, focusing on my breath, I changed how I interacted with myself, others, and the world. My relationships improved and I really began to enjoy my life – understanding that in each moment I had the choice to see the world as a friendly place or one to fear.
While the concept of meditation and mindful communication is easy to understand and can be practiced by anybody the acts themselves can be difficult to incorporate into a daily practice without some guidance.
I teach meditation and mindful communication to enhance people’s lives. And it is for anyone, anywhere, and anytime.
In the workplace? Meditation and mindful communication help with problem solving, listening skills, decision-making, and assertiveness. It also helps us deal with overwhelm while increasing our creativity. Some of the companies I work with: The Council on Foreign Relations, BroadFutures, xScion Solutions.
In relationships? Meditation and mindful communication help increase a sense of compassion and fulfillment, promotes a greater sense of calm and inner peace and well-being, reduces reactivity, depression, and dependency on what others think and say. We experience higher levels of self-compassion and self-acceptance, a deeper sense of self-trust and a feeling of safety and being supported.
In school? Meditation and mindful communication improve performance, efficiency, and productivity, and create better overall behavior in children. The practice reduces reactivity to stress and decreases depression, nervousness, fear and anxiety along with the need for addictive substances.
And the greatest part? There’s now study after study to back all the aforementioned up! Meditation truly changes the brain. While it sounds like a miracle pill – it only works if you do it.
If you’re interested in learning meditation and mindful communication practices I’m happy to teach you! I’m a certified meditation and mindfulness instructor and I know that if both of these practices changed my life it can do the same for you.
Click here to sign up for my monthly online meditation class where you receive weekly meditations in your inbox. There will also be one live class each month, where I’ll answer any questions you have about meditation and mindfulness. Types of meditation: breath awareness, body awareness, self-inquiry, mantra, loving kindness, forgiveness, prescribed meditations for communication.
If you’re a group or company interested in an introduction to meditation and mindfulness workshop please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more on my own meditation practice see the interview I did with Sarah Fletcher of Quiet Mind Meditation.