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  3. Hey John, I will send you a private message. Keep your eye out.
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  5. Hello all, I hope this finds each of you doing well under difficult times --- even though for many, things seem to be getting a little bit better. I am in the early stages of establishing a mindfulness meditation business providing services, workshops and trainings to individuals, organizations and businesses. My website is "under construction" and I've started a social media presence. As I start down this road, I find myself questioning and doubting my decision to do this, and also doubting the steps that I've currently taken so far. In thinking through this, as a new small
  6. I'd like to know where I can download # 5 - Breath Focus A FINAL. I've been getting bonus meditations on the 100 day meditation challenge. I'm up to 109 which I believe is number 9 in the 30 day fitmind program. I didn't receive the 105 bonus meditation email so I haven't been able to download it. I have found it on the site so I am able to listen to it, but I would enjoy downloading it as I have with all the meditations so far. Any help would be appreciated.
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  8. In case you missed it, here are Sean's 5 mindful musings for the week: enhancing non-judgmental moment-to-moment awareness
  9. What a wonderful technique. It is a good reminder to celebrate our small moments of noticing when we've become lost in negative, critical thoughts. Thanks for sharing Daniel!
  10. Hello Gareth! Thank you for the lovely introduction - and for your input on the question re: schizophrenia. It seems like you have a wealth of experience and knowledge. I'm Gillian - part of the support team for Sean's teacher training program and the community moderator of this forum. If you have any question, feel free to ask. In the meantime, if you'd like to share any thoughts or reflections elsewhere in the forum, it would be great to hear more about your expertise. Wishing you a peaceful Thursday! Gillian
  11. Thanks to you both for your input! @Cookie, is this helpful for you?
  12. Thank you for your response.  I am an LCSW and do not work with clients who have paranoid schizoaffective disorder.  Someone close to me has this diagnosis so I am always looking for additional ways to support this person.  Any insight you have is greatly appreciated if this is a population you work with at this time.  Thanks!

  13. Hi both, An interesting question. I've worked with Paranoid Schizophrenics in a Forensic Mental Health Care Home setting here in the UK. I was allowed to offer them Mindfulness, but NOT Hypnotherapy / Self Hypnosis... I could have applied for permission to work with hypnosis with these individuals as long as they weren't in a florid state. But I didn't get around to that as felt the Mindfulness would be enough for now. I don't know where you are in the World or what the regulations are there, but here are some interesting readings: https://thepsychologist.bps.org.
  14. Hello! Please allow me to introduce myself as a Consultant Medical Hypnotherapist, Solution Focused Psychotherapist and Mindfulness Teacher. Oh and by the way, I still write as a journalist and make broadcast and online content as I spent 30 years in multimedia journalism and communications. I've been thoroughly enjoying Sean's Mindfulness scripts. I get just as much out of them as my students and customer-patients do! I've just purchased the 300+ Mindfulness Exercises and I look forward to integrating them into my practice and teaching. I'd love to hear from anyone wh
  15. I’m trained as a clinical psychotherapist. I wouldn’t teach mindfulness practices to someone diagnosed with paranoid schizoaffective disorder. IMO, it is contraindicated for this population. If you don’t mind, can you share what it is in your psychology training that suggests that mindfulness practice would be appropriate for this population?
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  17. My favorite technique is one I learned from David on this forum. If I fall into self criticism, I catch myself, thank myself for recognizing that and return to the present. I use TNH's statements to center myself: "breathing in, I am aware of breathing in, breathing out I am aware of breathing out". Then, I tell myself some positive affirmations and move on. For me, this works. I know I will likely be challenged again but I will use these techniques and they will help me again. Daniel
  18. What are your favourite self-compassion techniques? Choose the answers that resonate most with you. If your preferred practice is not on the list, share a bit about it below.
  19. Poetry lovers (and fans of David Whyte) may enjoy this chat on On Being: https://onbeing.org/programs/david-whyte-the-conversational-nature-of-reality/
  20. I just wanted to share this new article on teaching mindfulness to children. If you read through it, feel free to share your thoughts here: https://mindfulnessexercises.com/8-resources-to-help-you-teach-mindfulness-to-children/
  21. Hello Frances! What a wonderful introduction to read. This was lovely. I'm Gillian - the community moderator here. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out at any time. It sounds like you have a wealth of knowledge and a strong sense of intuition. I'd love to hear more of your thoughts, reflections, and insights. Feel free to jump in on any conversation that speaks to you here in the forum. With gratitude, Gillian
  22. Hello, my name is Frances, I live in Melbourne, Australia. I migrated to Australia from Scotland in 1988. I have a son who is 42 years old and lives in London. I have been married for 44 years. I have been a meditator for many years, I studied Christian Meditation 15 years ago. I am retired now but when I was in employment, I was a Holistic Counsellor, specialising in addictions medicine. I used mindfulness meditation in group therapy and in one to one counselling. The benefits of slowing down, using the breath to release tension and relax muscles was a great way to start therapy. Mi
  23. Thank you for your condolences, Gillian. Animals sure are a special part of the family! They also teach us much about impermanence. Your fur kids are adorable! Bless you for rescuing them!
  24. Hello Jenn! It is wonderful to read your introduction. Welcome to the community! I'm Gillian - the moderator for the forum. I am also a part of the support team for Sean's teacher training program, so if you have any questions, feel free to reach out. I'd love to hear more about your insights, reflections, and experience. If you feel drawn to share in any other corners of the community, I'd love to read what's present for you. Wishing you a peaceful Monday!
  25. Beautiful way to put it! Thank you for sharing Rachel. Your words, as always, are very cherished here. Cherish, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Animals are such a special part of the family. My partner and I have a mom-daughter pair of dogs. They were strays from Greece so we do not know the breed (the mother was found abandoned in a dumpster and soon after had three puppies). Here they are:
  26. Thank you, Gillian...What's up with you? Any Mindful Thoughts? Care to comment/critique on my Meditation: https://drive.google.com/file/d/18uBYI-OJSUAcfMCgx_5G2t4zsddCtuAW/view?usp=sharing
  27. Hi, my name is Jenn and I'm a mental health provider in the Seattle area. I have been meditating for over 10 years now, yoga for over 20 years, and in the mental health field even longer than that. I have aspirations of being a mindfulness teacher, and plan to join Sean's certification training in the near future. I'm part of a local sangha here in Seattle as well as online with my teacher's teacher. Every day I strive to be more mindful in my choices and behaviors, and every day I make mistakes or forget, and start over. Looking forward to learning more though this community!
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