Let me tell you a story.
It’s early in the morning, and the kids are still asleep.
You’ve slept well.
You wake up clear, enjoying the quiet. You make a cup of tea, and settle down for 15 minutes of meditation.
Through the chaos of breakfast and getting your family ready for the day, you stay calm.
The commute is tough as usual, but you don’t feel frustrated.
You’re grounded and inspired at work. You handle things well. You express yourself clearly, and your voice is heard.
Your colleagues notice something different about you. You’re more yourself, more cheerful, more awake. An island of peace in the usual sea of chaos.
Even with all the demands of your life, you don’t feel rushed or overwhelmed.
At the end of the workday, there’s a sense of calm, and time to savor the small joys of life.
The commute home, dinner and bedtime, are calmer, less pressured.
You’re more connected to your family. You feel more appreciated, and you take more pleasure in their company. In fact, you’re taking more pleasure in life.
They notice something different about you, too.
What’s different? Life hasn’t changed, you have!
This is the power of mindfulness.
But it’s not about changing who you are. It’s about learning how to be more yourself. A you who is less overwhelmed, less anxious, more grounded, more cheerful, better able to manage stress and more effective in the world.
Mindfulness is the essence of self-care.
For over 5 years, I have been teaching people how to make this transformation. In this new online course, based on the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction curriculum, I lead you gently through the ancient practices of mindfulness. These have been practiced by millions of people, and have proven themselves over many years.
Try it out now, and you’ll thank yourself for taking the time.
Cory is one of the nation’s leading experts in mindfulness meditation.
– Dr. Oz
What’s Inside the Course:
8+ Hours of Recorded Training Material
You will receive eight modules of video training:
- What is Your Why?
- Beginners Mind
- Drop the Story/Just Be Here
- Mindfulness and Stress
- Exploring Stillness
- Mindful Communication
- Silent Retreat
- Integrating Mindfulness into Your Life
Eight Weekly Live Video Calls with Cory Muscara
These interactive Q&A sessions are your opportunity to review the information from each week’s module and ask Cory about anything that comes up.
Private Membership Site
You can access all of the training materials, including archived recordings of the live sessions at your leisure inside the site. Everything is fully downloadable.
Private Facebook Group
Access to a private Facebook Group that will connect you with a worldwide community to discuss the week’s course material, share experiences, give and receive support.
PLUS: Get these Bonuses
Mindfulness and Trauma: Interview with Kelly Boys
In this video conversation, we will discuss how mindfulness and yoga can be used to work with and heal through various forms of trauma.
Insights from running the World’s Largest Mindfulness Summit: Interview with Melli O’Brien
In this session, we will explore some of Melli’s key insights and learnings after running the world’s largest online mindfulness summit, with over 30 of the leading experts in mindfulness.
Mindfulness and Politics: Interview with Leslie Booker
I will talk with Leslie in this webinar about how to bring mindfulness to a confusing and challenging political climate.
Downloadable Supplementary Materials
Get access to meditations, worksheets, and handouts in the membership site.
Cory is one of my favorite meditation teachers
What's inside each module:
WEEK ONE: WHAT IS YOUR WHY?
Mindfulness practice has been scientifically proven to do many things, from improving our sleep and our sense of wellbeing, to reducing stress-related high blood pressure. But it has the power to go so much deeper and do so much more. This week, we introduce the practice, and explore the deeper ”whys” of getting in to Mindfulness. We’ll touch on the neuroscience of meditation and the attention challenges brought on by smartphones and other devices. Being present to our lives doesn’t mean we need to stop thinking about the past or planning for the future; we can learn to think in a way that doesn’t lead to rumination, anxiety, excess stress, and allows us to drop back into the present.
This week, you will learn:
- The definition of Mindfulness
- The Bell Meditation
- The basics of the Neuroscience of brain plasticity and meditation
- Ways to practice self-care as we get deeper into the practice of mindfulness
WEEK TWO: BEGINNER’S MIND
Mindfulness is not, as some people imagine, about clearing the mind: it’s about not being entrapped by our thinking. In this way we can experience the world fresh, with that quality known as Beginner’s Mind. This week, we will explore the experience of Beginner’s Mind, and go deeper into the practice of meditation. We will then explore common experiences and difficulties people tend to report as they’re getting into the practice.
This week, you will learn:
- An easy but powerful yoga practice that can be done standing or sitting
- The Body Scan meditation
- The Mindful Eating practice
- What to do when your mind wanders during meditation
WEEK THREE: DROP THE STORY; JUST BE HERE
This week, we’ll introduce a Meditation on the Breath, including the technique of Counting Breaths, and Walking Meditation. We will identify the difference between the events that happen in our lives and the stories we tell about them, and talk about the effects of Negativity Bias. He introduces the tool of the Unpleasant Events calendar, and he goes deeper into the practice of Mindful Eating.
This week, you will learn:
- The technique of Meditation on the Breath
- Walking Meditation
- How to identify and drop negative storylines
- The Hedonic Treadmill
- The meaning of Negativity Bias