Welcome to the course. Learning to meditate is one of the most powerful and impactful things you can do for your own personal mental health and well-being.
So, I’m glad that you signed up, and I’m excited to get started.
Before we jump into the meditation practices, I want to make sure that you get the most out of this course. So, in this video I’ll be describing the Five Keys to Success.
Number one: Do the guided meditations.
The videos in this course have everything you need in order to learn the fundamentals.
So, all you need to do is follow along with the guided meditations.
I really can't stress this one enough.
You can't learn how to do mindfulness just by reading a book or watching a YouTube video.
In order to really learn the skill of mindfulness, you just have to do the practices.
Number two: Focus on doing just a little bit each day.
This course is structured specifically as a 14 day training guide.
So, each day there is a new section, with new material.
So, rather than doing it all at once and just jamming through the course, really see if you can spread it out over these 14 days, or even a little bit longer, if you need the time.
Number three: Aim for consistency.
See if you're able to do the practices at roughly the same time each day.
So, that can be either in the morning just after you wake up, or maybe in the evening, just before you go to bed.
It's really different for each person but just finding what works for your schedule, and then seeing if you can be consistent each day.
If you miss a day, don't worry about it, just get right back on track the next day.
Number four: Bring the practices into your daily life.
Learning to meditate is really about how we bring what we learn on the meditation cushion, or in the chair, into our daily life.
So, it's about how we're relating to the world, and how we can have a better relationship to what happens in our life.
So, as much as you can, see if you can apply the practices from this course to your daily life.
And finally, number five: Have fun.
Don't take this course too seriously. Really use this course as a playground or as an exploration for getting to know yourself.
So, those are my Five Keys to Success in this course.
I'll see you in the next video.
Day 1 completed. Interesting to place full attention on the sensation of the in and out breath….I could feel my heart beat in my belly which was very calming.
Lovely gentle introduction ?
Thanks for this opportunity! Very gentle of you to provide this to us so generously.
Thank you, I really appreciate this instruction as I overcome my alcoholism
I recently quit drinking- trying to live a cleaner lifestyle. This practice has helped greatly with my anxiety. Prayers for your recovery journey.
The 3 minutes breathing cycle is very relaxing. Letting go of my story helped me to examine the traits and characteristics that i believed in as forming my personality and found out that they were not really me but just beliefs. I am committed to letting go gradually. Thank you so much for making me aware.
Amazing….I was definitely lost in the moments and totally aware of my breathing….amazing!!
His voice is very calming
Its hard for me to sit still im always running
Counting my breaths helps
I really need to do this and i appreciate the free course
thank you. Breathing mindfully very relaxing.
a good start
I finished day 1 very happy and so calm, made de Letting go of your story exercise, wrote a lot about me so conscious, thank you!
Being doing a fair amount of meditation, and always the cycle of breath put me a lot more at ease and calm 🙂
The breathing helps us to focus on our inner well being as well to align our inner selves and outter more in tune
I am excited to find this course, and I am eager to begin, however, I am a tech trogladite, and I am having difficulty navigating the page. Is there a section to actually enroll?
I need help.
Thanks, Joseph. There is no formal enrollment.
Fantastic, thank you I really needed this today.
Great calming voice and instruction
I am very happy to begin my meditation course.Thank you for this opportunity.
Great beginning! Thanks
Nice place to start, I received more then expected amazing results refreshed and grounded.
Just read through the workbook. Do we close our eyes for 10 – 15 minutes and try and memorise the questions or go through each one and then back to the breathe?
Thank you for the Introdution and the Practices. The Practices are the most important
amazing the letting go has really helped me understand more things clearly
How can I keep my records of which class I have completed?
I just returned to the course, but my previous record what I had completed were gone!
Hi Gabrielle, I’m so sorry about that. Since this is a free course without the need to log in, all progress is not kept. You can bookmark the last lesson you took so you can go back to where you left off. Thank you.