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Practical Mindfulness

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Mindfulness as a platform for mental strength

Practical Mindfulness

be awarebe presentbe peacefulbe balancedbe responsive

Mindfulness as a platform for mental strength

Practical Mindfulness

be awarebe presentbe peacefulbe balancedbe responsive

Mindfulness as a platform for mental strength

Practical Mindfulness

be awarebe presentbe peacefulbe balancedbe responsive

Mindfulness as a platform for mental strength

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what makes us different

We’re about more than just mindfulness. Here you’ll find a self-development program that stands on a science-based and a wisdom-based mindfulness platform, and then delivers a bunch of the best tools and practices that come from the world of coaching and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). Everything is delivered in a simple, modular format that is easy to recall—and therefore easy to apply. You’ll enjoy improved performance in all areas of your life, and an all-round better experience of life in general!

MINDFULNESS IS about so much more than just being present when you’re eating your lunch (or raisins) and staying calm and centred when you’re stressed. Yes, those are beneficial, however, those are toe-in-the-water applications of mindfulness.

Mindfulness can provide a broad and stable foundation for living your life.

It’s not for nothing that Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, which is the most evidence-based form of psychology, has incorporated mindfulness practices into its solutions.

Neuroscience has also proven the efficacy of meditation, which is the core practice of mindfulness.

If you just make a simple observation, having a stable and peaceful mind can help you with many things. Managing anxiety. Making decisions. Being motivated. Managing pain. And so on.

So whether you’re new to mindfulness, or you’ve been using an app for years, we’re sure that we can show you how to apply mindfulness as a foundation for living your life effectively.

MINDFULNESS IS about so much more than just being present when you’re eating your lunch (or raisins) and staying calm and centred when you’re stressed. Yes, those are beneficial, however, those are toe-in-the-water applications of mindfulness.

Mindfulness can provide a broad and stable foundation for living your life.

It’s not for nothing that Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, which is the most evidence-based form of psychology, has incorporated mindfulness practices into its solutions.

Neuroscience has also proven the efficacy of meditation, which is the core practice of mindfulness.

If you just make a simple observation, having a stable and peaceful mind can help you with many things. Managing anxiety. Making decisions. Being motivated. Managing pain. And so on.

So whether you’re new to mindfulness, or you’ve been using an app for years, we’re sure that we can show you how to apply mindfulness as a foundation for living your life effectively.

In short, we bring together the best of…

Meditation

MINDFULNESS IS synonymous with meditation, though mindfulness is not only meditation. It has meditation at its core, and underlying all modern mindfulness meditation is the big daddy of meditations, called Vipassana. This program draws strongly on the learnings that have arisen from 15 years of practising Vipassana meditation.

Coaching

THE PRACTICAL application of mindfulness joins seamlessly with the modern modality known as coaching. Being present, aware, and having a more direct relationship with reality is the first step to enhanced performance, which coaching can then leverage and build on. Program co-founder Neil is a qualified executive coach with nearly two decades of experience.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

CBT IS a school of psychology that emphasizes measurable results based on different inputs. Those different inputs can be your own thoughts, which are reprogrammed by working with a skilled, qualified therapist. Mindful awareness increases the effectiveness and sustainability of a CBT process. Program co-founder Colinda is a CBT specialist with 30 years of experience.

Neuroscience

BEING ABLE to back up a subject as potentially airy-fairy as mindfulness with some good science is essential, and we’ve made sure we’ve done that. You’ll find references to the research and the data throughout our work. Program co-founder Colinda has a research-based PhD in clinical psychology so she is no slouch when it comes to evaluating the scientific rigour of those references.

Ontology

ONTOLOGY IS the study of the nature of being. This means taking a direct look at the way things are in the world, which can be contrasted with an abstract cause-effect model or a narrative model. This overlays well with the Vipassana meditation origins of mindfulness. Program co-founder Neil’s extensive coach training has been strongly grounded in ontology.

Ancient Wisdom

A LOT of what science “discovers” about human behaviour in fact only confirms what those ancient sages knew already, but from another source. We wouldn’t want to wait for science to catch up with what already exists out there, and so we’ve drawn strongly on ancient teachings. Co-founders Neil and Colinda have both had a lifelong interest in wisdom teachings, which they have read with a healthily skeptical raised eyebrow.

In short, we bring together the best of…

Meditation

MINDFULNESS IS synonymous with meditation, though mindfulness is not only meditation. It has meditation at its core, and underlying all modern mindfulness meditation is the big daddy of meditations, called Vipassana. This program draws strongly on the learnings that have arisen from 15 years of practising Vipassana meditation.

Coaching

THE PRACTICAL application of mindfulness joins seamlessly with the modern modality known as coaching. Being present, aware, and having a more direct relationship with reality is the first step to enhanced performance, which coaching can then leverage and build on. Program co-founder Neil is a qualified executive coach with nearly two decades of experience.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

CBT IS a school of psychology that emphasizes measurable results based on different inputs. Those different inputs can be your own thoughts, which are reprogrammed by working with a skilled, qualified therapist. Mindful awareness increases the effectiveness and sustainability of a CBT process. Program co-founder Colinda is a CBT specialist with 30 years of experience.

Neuroscience

BEING ABLE to back up a subject as potentially airy-fairy as mindfulness with some good science is essential, and we’ve made sure we’ve done that. You’ll find references to the research and the data throughout our work. Program co-founder Colinda has a research-based PhD in clinical psychology so she is no slouch when it comes to evaluating the scientific rigour of those references.

Ontology

ONTOLOGY IS the study of the nature of being. This means taking a direct look at the way things are in the world, which can be contrasted with an abstract cause-effect model or a narrative model. This overlays well with the Vipassana meditation origins of mindfulness. Program co-founder Neil’s extensive coach training has been strongly grounded in ontology.

Ancient Wisdom

A LOT of what science “discovers” about human behaviour in fact only confirms what those ancient sages knew already, but from another source. We wouldn’t want to wait for science to catch up with what already exists out there, and so we’ve drawn strongly on ancient teachings. Co-founders Neil and Colinda have both had a lifelong interest in wisdom teachings, which they have read with a healthily skeptical raised eyebrow.

In short, we bring together the best of…

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4-step process

practical mindfulness online program course

Step 1

Complete the FREE online Foundation Module

Even if you’ve had experience with mindfulness, we’re sure you’ll find value in this unique approach. You’ll also need it if you’re going to continue the journey with us, because we’ll refer back to it often. Of course, you may just want to do this module and nothing else, that’s fine too!

Step 2

Complete the Emotion Regulation module and the Stress & Resilience module, both online

You’ll be asked to make a small donation when you engage in this step. Hopefully by now you’ll feel it’s well worth it. We believe that you’ll find tremendous value in these two modules. Once again, if this is as far as you go, you’ll be doing yourself and everyone around you a huge favour!

Step 3

Become a subscriber and gain access to further modules, masterclasses and live webinars

Once you’ve established yourself in the foundations of applied (practical) mindfulness, you’ll be ready to explore how you can apply it into all areas of your life, including decision-making, creating and sustaining the flow state, and even in your relationships. You can do this via our Substack newsletter (launching early 2024), where you’ll gain unlimited access to all our premium content, plus priority access to our webinars and events. 

practical mindfulness corporate program

Step 4

Take us to your leader!

If you’re having a good experience with us and you’d like to share it, tell your boss or the wellness people at your company about us. We’ll gladly offer the same program in the form of live workshops and/or webinars at your workplace. 

follow our

4-step process

Step 1

Complete the FREE online Foundation Module

practical mindfulness online program course

Even if you’ve had experience with mindfulness, we’re sure you’ll find value in this unique approach. You’ll also need it if you’re going to continue the journey with us, because we’ll refer back to it often. Of course, you may just want to do this module and nothing else, that’s fine too!

Step 2

Complete the Emotion Regulation module and the Stress & Resilience module, both online

You’ll be asked to make a small donation when you engage in this step. Hopefully by now you’ll feel it’s well worth it. We believe that you’ll find tremendous value in these two modules. Once again, if this is as far as you go, you’ll be doing yourself and everyone around you a huge favour!

Step 3

Become a subscriber and gain access to further online modules, masterclasses and live webinars

Once you’ve established yourself in the foundations of applied (practical) mindfulness, you’ll be ready to explore how you can apply it into all areas of your life, including decision-making, creating and sustaining the flow state, and even in your relationships. You can do this via our Substack newsletter (launching early 2024), where you’ll gain unlimited access to all our premium content, plus priority access to our webinars and events. 

Step 4

Take us to your leader!

practical mindfulness corporate program

If you’re having a good experience with us and you’d like to share it, tell your boss or the wellness people at your company about us. We’ll gladly offer the same program in the form of live workshops and/or webinars at your workplace. 

follow our

4-step process

Step 1

Complete the FREE online Foundation Module

practical mindfulness online program course

Even if you’ve had experience with mindfulness, we’re sure you’ll find value in this unique approach. You’ll also need it if you’re going to continue the journey with us, because we’ll refer back to it often. Of course, you may just want to do this module and nothing else, that’s fine too!

Step 2

Complete the Emotion Regulation module and the Stress & Resilience module, both online

You’ll be asked to make a small donation when you engage in this step. Hopefully by now you’ll feel it’s well worth it. We believe that you’ll find tremendous value in these two modules. Once again, if this is as far as you go, you’ll be doing yourself and everyone around you a huge favour!

Step 3

Become a subscriber and gain access to further online modules, masterclasses and live webinars

Once you’ve established yourself in the foundations of applied (practical) mindfulness, you’ll be ready to explore how you can apply it into all areas of your life, including decision-making, creating and sustaining the flow state, and even in your relationships. You can do this via our Substack newsletter (launching early 2024), where you’ll gain unlimited access to all our premium content, plus priority access to our webinars and events. 

Step 4

Take us to your leader!

practical mindfulness corporate program

If you’re having a good experience with us and you’d like to share it, tell your boss or the wellness people at your company about us. We’ll gladly offer the same program in the form of live workshops and/or webinars at your workplace. 

let’s meet our

co-founders

practical mindfulness co-founder neil bierbaum

Neil Bierbaum

NEIL has been a life and executive coach since 2005 and has practised and taught meditation for more than 20 years. The author of six books on mindfulness and personal effectiveness, he has worked with large corporates, SMEs, entrepreneurs and private clients—many of them looking to manage the enormous stress and increasing complexity in their work and personal lives and make sure they achieve their potential in an uncertain world.

practical mindfulness co-founder dr colinda linde

Dr Colinda Linde

COLINDA has been a clinical psychologist since 1993 and is the former chairperson of SADAG. She specialises in CBT for anxiety disorders (panic, social phobia), and works extensively in the areas of stress management, work-life balance, sleep issues, assertion and mindfulness. Colinda also practises and teaches meditation and founded the self-help CBT website thoughtsfirst.com.

let’s meet our

co-founders

Neil Bierbaum

Neil Bierbaum

NEIL has been a life and executive coach since 2005 and has practised and taught meditation for more than 20 years. The author of six books on mindfulness and personal effectiveness, he has worked with large corporates, SMEs, entrepreneurs and private clients—many of them looking to manage the enormous stress and increasing complexity in their work and personal lives and make sure they achieve their potential in an uncertain world.

Dr Colinda Linde

Dr Colinda Linde

COLINDA has been a clinical psychologist since 1993 and is the former chairperson of SADAG. She specialises in CBT for anxiety disorders (panic, social phobia), and works extensively in the areas of stress management, work-life balance, sleep issues, assertion and mindfulness. Colinda also practises and teaches meditation and founded the self-help CBT website thoughtsfirst.com.

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