Life is busy.

It’s also fast-paced, hectic, noisy, chaotic, and bursting at the seams with commitments…

And that’s before you’ve even made it out the door in the morning.

Our days are spent rushing around, putting out fires, and desperately trying to keep up with the constant stream of information that’s being levelled at us.

But here’s the thing: living at this frenetic pace – day in, day out – is actually doing us harm. Our brains and bodies are not designed to withstand such prolonged exposure to stress – we’re simply not meant to live in a permanent state of overwhelm, stimulation and anxiety.

Yet for most people, that’s the norm. In fact, they’ve forgotten that life can be anything but stressful…

But there is another way…

It’s called Mindfulness.

This scientifically-proven practice is a simple, time efficient way to help you create more space, find more focus and improve your day-to-day productivity. It’s incredibly effective, it’s easy to learn, and it’s all backed up by the latest neuroscience.

Best of all, as well as making you feel a whole lot better as you go through your daily life, this practice can actually improve your performance and output in all areas of your life – whether it’s in your career, your creative pursuits, your home life, your health, or your relationships. In fact, the flow-on effects from this one tool can – quite simply – revolutionise your life.

Sound like your cup of chamomile?

Enter…


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Whether you have already dipped your toe into meditation, or are a novice excited by the possibilities, Dr. Elise Bialylew's course on Mindfulness is highly recommended. Elise makes even the most complex scientific information on the brain accessible and interesting - I won't forget neuroplasticity in a hurry.

This was seriously one of the best things I have done to empower myself with tools to proactively seek better mental health. I really thought the interviews were engaging, thought provoking and relevant to this journey. They provided me with many 'aha' moments where I was able to learn about myself and how being mindful can improve my quality of life in various ways.

I have tried mediation in the past and found it beneficial but this program has taken my understanding and experience of meditation to a new level. I wasn't expecting the interviews and other information to be so inspiring. I am certain that I will continue a daily or almost daily practice. I feel like mindfulness is allowing me to be more truly and courageously me and to be more connected to people near and far

The course taught me more about mindfulness with lots of practical advice, backed up with scientific information on how our brains work and react and the related benefits a mindfulness practice can bring. Elise is a lovely, engaging teacher and I came away with a feeling that I can really use this to deal with feelings of stress and anxiety

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As a doctor with a specialisation in psychiatry, I see way too many people struggling to cope with the stresses and demands of daily life. I see it take a toll on their health, their families, their friendships, their work, and the way they feel as they trudge through each day.

Having discovered the incredible power of mindfulness in my own life, I knew that it could help others too.

But if you tell a busy boardroom executive or a strung-out mum of three (or anyone in between) to fit in an hour’s worth of yoga or to sit in silent meditation for half an hour every morning, you can bet your bottom dollar their reaction is going to be something like this:

I don’t have time for that – life is busy enough as it is!

And I get it – I truly do.

See, a lot of stress-relieving techniques just simply aren’t practical. On top of that, many are steeped in spiritual or religious dogma that a lot of people aren’t comfortable with. It can also seem way left of field – ‘Isn’t meditation just for hippies?’ is something I hear a LOT.

But thinking about mindfulness in this way means you’re missing out on a truckload of potential benefits.

Not to mention: it’s not true.

Mindfulness – and in particular, mindful meditation – is actually a practice that has been proven by science to help rewire your brain, calm your body’s stress response, and improve your ability to deal with the ups and downs of daily life. It has been shown to help you:

  • Enhance your focus, so that you can get more done
  • Manage your emotions more effectively – including anger, fear, and other difficult-to-deal-with feelings
  • Improve your work efficiency
  • Communicate more powerfully
  • Have a healthier, more mindful relationship with technology
  • Manage stress more effectively
  • Be kinder to yourself
  • Make better decisions
  • Think more creatively with better problem-solving abilities
  • Trust yourself more
  • Increase confidence and your ability to take healthy risks, and
  • Manage confrontation and difficult conversations

In fact, mindfulness techniques are being used by world leaders, CEOs, elite athletes, artists and entertainers across the globe to help them perform at their peak, deal with stress, and feel better along the way.

And now you can experience the benefits for yourself…

The POWER OF PRESENCE e-course is a powerful mindfulness meditation program, that will sharpen your mind and give you simple yet transformative skills for better living.

How it works…

I created this eCourse to make mindfulness accessible and achievable for everyone – whether you’re a busy parent, a high-flying professional, a hardworking business-owner, a strung-out student, or anyone in between.

That’s why it’s all delivered online – so you can access it at any time from anywhere – and it only includes the most potent, powerful, scientifically-proven tools and tips (because who’s got time for fluff and filler?).

In a nutshell, this course will teach you how to meditate in just ten minutes a day.

Not only that, you’ll also learn how to use mindfulness to enhance your biochemistry, increase your creativity, improve your relationships, manage your stress response, and reduce the negative biases that are hardwired into your brain.

Everything you learn in this course is results-oriented: this isn’t about giving you an in-depth science report on the brain or a stuffy history lesson on ancient monks. It’s all practical, down-to-earth, and incredibly useful.

You’ll receive:
  • Weekly modules including video interviews and audio guided mediations addressing different themes of mindfulness
  • Daily lessons accessed through the learning platform with clear, accessible guidances on how to meditate
  • A new guided audio meditation each week for you to use forever
  • Simple mindful exercises that you can squeeze into the busiest day to create more calm and focus
  • Exclusive interviews with leading global mindfulness teachers and researchers from around the world including Dr Daniel Siegel and Dr Richie Davidson
  • Weekly live online guided meditations PLUS the opportunity to ask questions to clarify your learning
  • A meditation journal to keep track of your progress

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In a nutshell, this is ONLINE course WILL kick-start your journey to mindful living. At the end of IT, you’ll be more calm, less stressed, and HAVE A COLLECTION OF POWERFUL SKILLS TO HELP YOU MAKE WISER DECISIONS In your daily life.

 

In fact, you won’t believe the difference you can experience in as little as 10 minutes a day…


I really benefited from being committed to 10 minutes of mindful practice a day. I've had trouble in the past sticking with meditation. This gave me the focus and encouragement I've needed. Now, I'm enjoying the practice and believe it's become part of my routine. I hope to carry it forward. I loved the interviews, and took away some great advice on being present in discussions, and how to be more compassionate with myself.

I've really enjoyed the practice each day, the 10mins per day has been achievable and I've really noticed the clarity I've had through a very trying month, enabling me to leave the day behind and start a fresh after the practice. Mindfulness came into my life 2years ago, I did a 6 week course and it transformed my life, after years of battling depression, it made me realise that I could be in control of my my mind. My awareness flourished and for the first time I stepped out and actually felt the sun on my back, breeze on my face and the brilliant colours all around me, I could feel life, this was living.Thank you ... very grateful

I found the program very encouraging and the interviews were so well chosen. I loved the balance of compassion, practical suggestions for our lives and the research that supported these practices in the recorded practices and the interviews. I personally found many of the interviews inspiring and even life changing and know I would love to keep listening to them and following up on their websites and books.


This program is ideal for you if:
  • You are new to meditation and mindfulness
  • You want to FIND MORE SPACE in your daily life
  • You are looking for a simple way to MANAGE YOUR STRESS
  • You are a successful professional but you are looking for ways to IMPROVE YOUR CAPABILITIES and PERFORMANCE
  • You value connection and would like a simple tool to SHARPEN YOUR COMMUNICATION and improve your relationships
  • You’ve tried to meditate before but have never been able to turn it into a regular practice
  • You’ve meditated on and off, but have never experienced the profound benefits of a daily practice
  • You’re busy. You’ve got no more than 10 minutes to spare each day to practice meditation
  • You’re looking for simple tools to be MORE EFFECTIVE at what you do
  • You frequently find yourself distracted and multitasking, leading to time-wasting and frustration
  • You have experienced burn out – or feel you are heading in that direction – if you don’t find a better way to manage stress
  • You want to improve your emotional intelligence and manage emotions like anger and fear more effectively


Here’s what we’ll cover:

Week 1: MINDFUL FOUNDATIONS

This is where we start to bring awareness to your body, and focus your mind. If you often feel distracted or scattered, you’re going to love what we explore this week. We’ll dive into:

  • What is mindfulness and how can it enhance your daily life?
  • The truth about stress, and how it affects higher brain function
  • How mindfulness can literally transform your brain for the better, so that you can start changing your brain from the inside out
  • The common challenges that arise when beginning mindfulness meditation (and the tried and true techniques to overcome these obstacles)
  • How eating can be an opportunity to train your mental focus (and how mindfulness can even help you lose weight)
  • PLUS: guided meditations, live webinar and Q&A session.

Expert interviews:

richie davidson MLPDr Richie Davidson – Named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME magazine, Dr Richard Davidson, PhD, is a researcher and pioneer in the exciting frontier of mind-body medicine. He shares with us his cutting-edge findings about meditation and the brain.

sara lazarDr Sara Lazar – is at the cutting edge of research into the affects of meditation and yoga on brain activity and changes in brain structure. She has made breakthrough discoveries using brain scans to examine the impact of meditation on brain activity and structure.

Craig Hassed-2Dr Craig Hassed  – is a General Practitioner and senior lecturer at Monash University in Melbourne. He catalysed the introduction of mindfulness training into the core medical undergraduate curriculum. He is regularly invited to speak in Australia and overseas on these topics.


Week 2: SHARPEN YOUR FOCUS + CREATE POSITIVE MENTAL HABITS THAT STICK

Did you know that our brains are hardwired with a bias towards negativity? Which is why that one tiny criticism you hear, outweighs the hundreds of compliments you also receive. This bias can keep us small and stuck, but not if you’ve got the tools to manage and overcome it. This week we deepen our focus through a new mindfulness practice and learn powerful practices to create positive mental habits that really stick. We’ll delve into:

  • A guided mindfulness practice to deepen your focus and improve your effectiveness in daily life
  • The power of starting small: infusing micro-meditations into your day to maintain focus and calm
  • How to mindfully manage negative thoughts so that they don’t have as much impact on your life
  • Transformative tips on how to make meditation a habit that lasts
  • Learn about the brains negativity bias and what you need to do to re-wire it to greater positivity
  • PLUS: guided meditations, live webinar and Q&A session.

Expert interviews:

bjfoggBJ Fogg – is a Stanford psychologist and human behaviour expert who has created a new model of human behaviour change, which has helped thousands of people create habits that stick.

rickhansonMLPwebsiteRick Hanson, PhD –  is a neuropsychologist and New York Times best-selling author.  Founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom.  He’s been an invited speaker at Oxford, Sanford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide.

mark coleman

Mark Coleman – is a mindfulness facilitator and the founder of Awake in the Wild and The Mindfulness Institute, where he guides students on five continents to find greater peace and fulfilment through nature-based mindfulness practice and mindfulness retreats. Mark is also a corporate consultant, counsellor, poet, wilderness guide, and outdoor adventurer.



Week 3: MANAGE STRESS + MASTER YOUR EMOTIONS  

This week, it’s all about exchanging stress for serenity and gaining mastery over your emotions.  We’ll also examine the power of bringing mindfulness to your communications with others, and the incredible flow-on effects this one simple shift can bring to your life. You’ll learn: 

  • How to become less emotionally reactive and more skilfully responsive to daily stress (a KEY factor in emotional intelligence)
  • Discover a powerful practice that will transform how you manage difficult emotions like anger, fear and sadness
  • How bringing mindfulness into your communication with others can enhance your relationships (both at home and at work)
  • How to become more focused, productive and efficient, so that you can perform at your peak and thrive under pressure
  • How this practice can enhance your capacity for meaningful relationships
  • PLUS: guided meditations, live webinar and Q&A session.

Expert interviews:


Tara Brach
Tara Brach, PhD – is founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, and teaches meditation there and at centres throughout the United States. She is a clinical psychologist and author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge.

david rock MLP websiteDavid Rock – is author of Your Brain at Work and co-founder of the NeuroLeadership Institute, and CEO of the NeuroLeadership Group, a global human performance firm with operations in 24 countries. David is on the advisory board and faculty of the international business school CIMBA in Italy, and a guest lecturer at Oxford University’s Business School.

gregory kramer 3Gregory Kramer  – is the Founder and Guiding Teacher of Insight Meditation, a powerful meditation practice which brings mindful awareness to the domain of relationships to deepen communication and understanding. He travels internationally and was a guest speaker at Google.


Week 4: GROW RESILIENCE, SELF COMPASSION + CREATIVITY  

This is where we discover the power of mindfulness in helping you manage setbacks more effectively. Self compassion, the ability to relate to yourself with kindness will be a foundation to your resilience. If you feel that you have a loud inner critic that you depend on to get things done, but which drives you into the ground, you’re going to love what we explore this week. We’ll dive into:

  • How to bounce back from stress, and the BEST ways to use mindfulness to enhance resilience
  • How to let go of your inner critic and be more kind to yourself (in a way that does NOT compromise your productivity)
  • How mindfulness can help you deal with challenging emotional situations at work or home (the essence of mindfulness in action!)
  • Some key tips to overcome one of the biggest obstacles to your mindfulness practice
  • How to use meditation for deeper creativity and innovation, so that you can enhance your performance and problem-solving abilities
  • PLUS: guided meditations, live webinar and Q&A session.

Expert interviews:

susan piver 2Susan Piver Bestselling author of six books and frequent guest on network television, (including The Oprah Winfrey Show), Susan teaches workshops on meditation, relationships and creativity.

KristinNeffPhoto webinarDr Kristin Neff – is an Associate Professor of Human Development at the University of Texas. She is a pioneering researcher into the psychological health benefits of self-compassion. She is the author of Self-Compassion: Step-by-Step.

daniel siegel MLPDr. Daniel Siegel – is a Harvard-trained professor and is considered the global leader in applying brain science to wellbeing, resilience and performance. He is a bestselling author, psychiatrist, researcher and founder of The Mindful Awareness Research Centre.


Week 5: MASTER YOUR MIND  

This week you’re going to learn one of the most transformative aspects of mindfulness which is, how you relate to your own thoughts. This new perspective will reduce the impact that worry, perfectionism, self doubt, and many other unhelpful mental habits can have on your life. You’ll learn:

  • A mindfulness practice that will transform your capacity to manage negative thinking
  • How to recognise “stress thoughts” so that you can stay calm under pressure
  • How to create a growth mindset and turn challenges into opportunities for growth
  • The four steps to guarding your mind from unhelpful thoughts and living by your values rather than your fear
  • PLUS: guided meditations, live webinar and Q&A session.

Expert interviews:

Carol-DweckCarol Dweck Ph.D., is one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of motivation and is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. Her research has focused on why people succeed and how to foster success.

Trudy-Goodman-MLPTrudy Goodman – is the founder and Guiding Teacher at InsightLA. She has studied and practiced meditation since 1974 and taught retreats and workshops nationwide for many years. Trudy co-founded the first Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, in Cambridge MA.

jefrrey schwartzDr Jeffrey Schwartz – is a psychiatrist and researcher in the field of neuroplasticity. He has written several books including You Are Not Your Brain and his work has revolutionised how we understand the brain.



Week 6: ENHANCING HAPPINESS

In this final module you will learn how to apply mindfulness practices to build a vision for your greatest happiness and get clear on your purpose. Through the practice of gratitude you will start planting the seeds of appreciation in life – a key factor for true happiness. We’ll dive into:

  • The latest science around the benefits of gratitude
  • Powerful gratitude practices that have been proven to increase your happiness
  • The science of love and how practising meditation can reduce loneliness, increase your sense of connection and as a result improve your health
  • A powerful way to transform your perfectionism so that it optimises all aspects of your life
  • We’ll also be looking at the different ways to enhance positive emotions so that you can manage your moods and prime yourself for positivity
  • A guided mindfulness practice which will remind you what really matters, support you in aligning your life with your values and get clear about our purpose
  • PLUS: guided meditations, live webinar and Q&A session.

Expert interviews:

barbara fredricksonDr Barbara Fredrickson – has been advancing the science of positive emotions for more than 20 years. Her books, Positivity and Love 2.0 have been translated into more than 20 languages. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Economist, Oprah Magazine and she has been invited to present her research at the White House and for the Dalai Lama.


Tal_BenShahar MLPTal Ben Shahar – is an author and lecturer who taught the most popular course at Harvard University on Positive Psychology, and the third most popular course on The Psychology of Leadership. He is the author of Happiness, The Pursuit of Perfect and Choose the Life You Want.

sharon salzberg cropSharon Salzberg – As the co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society, Sharon has written many successful books including Real Happiness At Work: meditations for accomplishment, achievement and peace.


So in a nutshell, you’re getting a complete guide to mindfulness in your daily life – the tools, techniques and strategies you need to embrace this powerful practice and feel the difference in your wellbeing every single day…

 

So that you can reduce stress, release overwhelm, and reset your life.

 

And the results?

After completing this online course, you’ll walk away with:

  • A regular mindfulness practice that enhances your ability to stay calm, grounded and peaceful
  • The tools you need to understand and manage your stress levels, so that you can better cope with the demands of daily life.
  • Strategies to rewire your brain for positivity and happiness, improving how you feel on a day-to-day basis
  • Enhanced communication skills (with incredible flow-on benefits to your relationships)
  • Increased focus, clarity and creativity, so that you can achieve more with less distraction
  • Improved physiological responses to stress – including an enhanced immune system, nervous system and hormonal response. (Meaning: your body will actually be changing on a cellular level as you embrace your new practice.)
  • And so much more…
All this, in just ten minutes a day.

 

Why this course is different…

There are plenty of mindfulness courses around, but this one is different.

As a doctor trained in psychiatry, I truly know the most effective techniques for using mindfulness to enhance health and wellbeing. So you can rest assured that this course distils the most cutting-edge scientific principles into easy-to-digest strategic tools that will give you the most bang for your buck.

But that by itself is not enough.

I also know the best way to empower you to create change in your life and make your new habits stick. And after teaching mindfulness meditation to thousands of people around the globe through the Mindful in May movement, I know what works – everything in this course has been tried, tested and absolutely shown to produce results.

I bring to this program:
  • 15+ years of study around body-mind wellbeing, human personality and behaviour, and psychology
  • 10+ years of study in meditation
  • A background of training with global leaders in mindfulness meditation including Jon Kabat Zinn
  • A committed personal mindfulness meditation practice with a conviction of its benefits and capacity for personal transformation
  • Extensive experience teaching thousands of people around the world how to meditate through the Mindful in May global online campaign

And all of this knowledge has taught me one fundamental truth: you truly can change your life in just ten minutes a day…

Are you ready to experience the power of mindfulness for yourself?

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I was really surprised by how this experience has really affected me. I am so grateful for the opportunity to do this and found it easy to commit to (surprisingly) I didn't always have the time to go through the whole days information but went back to it often on the weekend. I started to get quite sad that it was coming to an end. It has been a difficult few months for me personally and I can honestly say that these small practices have had a major impact on my sense of wellbeing.

The programme was incredibly inspiring. From the guided meditations that grew incrementally enough to absorb them fully into a daily practice, to the amazing interviews and teachers that I have discovered along the way. I really do feel that this program has changed my life, and I am so so grateful. Thank you, thank you thank you!

While it was hard at the beginning to stay focussed in the meditations, your guidance throughout the month encouraged me to keep going and to not be too hard on myself if I drifted off during meditation or if I missed a day or two. The interviews and meditations were really easy to use and listen to and it has now become part of my daily routine. I think I have become less reactive to stressful situations and I seem more focussed on things I do. I'm so glad I did this and I'm going to keep doing the meditation. I have already recommended it to all of my friends.

I am new to meditation and mindfulness and there were definitely days when it was tough to complete the whole ten minutes. I was bored and frustrated - 'I'm just sitting here! I could be doing so much more with my time!'. And that's exactly why I needed to start. Somehow the guidance seemed to understand that while my experiences of starting we're unique and special to me, they were not uncommon. The tone struck the right balance between encouragement, authority and understanding. It is hard to find the time to meditate, harder still some days to face it, but so worthwhile!

I thought it was amazing making a commitment to mindfulness for the month. I forced myself to try every night of the month, no matter how tired or busy I was, something I would have never done had I not committed to the program. Some days I really struggled and found it to be a really difficult or unhelpful experience. Most days I found it to be very grounding and helpful in letting going of the remnants of the stresses of my days. A few times I actually had some spectacular experiences - including some really strong emotions, some of the most intense calm I've experienced (sounds like an oxymoron but really it was full on) and lingering feelings of deep content. Overall, I feel so much more mindful in my everyday activities. I'm better at letting negative emotions go and at taking care of myself when I'm feeling under pressure. I pay more attention to myself and my thoughts and my mind feels clearer and less full all the time. I think this is an amazing program and I'm so glad to have taken part.

The interviews were fascinating- I found it really interesting to hear about the scientific research on the tangible benefits of meditation, and the different aspects of meditation. I enjoyed all of the interviews, but of particular relevance to me were the interviews with Kristin Neff and Carol Dweck. I found the content to be interesting and the whole program was really well put together.

I think the thing that was most powerful for me is that the ten minutes of meditation acted like a slingshot for me. It set me back for ten minutes, but then I was able to fly forward with more clarity and energy. I hope it is OK to share one story with you here: One Saturday was particularly rough. My husband was sick, we had just returned from a long trip and I was exhausted and our two little ones were having one tantrum after another. I felt completely exhausted and started to lose my temper. I then realized that I needed to do my meditation. I asked my husband to 'tap in' for ten minutes so I could 'tap out.' I began my meditation and halfway through, our three year old came in while my husband read books to our one year old (no locks on the bedroom door--darn!). I told her what I was doing but remained still and continued the practice. In the last ten seconds of the meditation, my husband wondered where our daughter was and then saw that she was hanging out with me while meditating. While it wasn't the most peaceful meditation session, I felt refreshed and was able to hold onto my calmness and find a way to refresh our family by going out to the park. Those haphazard 10 minutes kept me going for hours and was just what I needed. Would I recommend it to others? Absolutely!


FAQs:

When does the course start?
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How much time do I need to dedicate to the lessons?
We’ll dive into the nuts and bolts of regular meditation practice once we start the course, but ideally, you’ll be able to devote 10 minutes a day to your meditation practice and about 2 – 3 hours per week to going through the other materials.

What if I can’t get through all the material in 6 weeks?
Don’t worry, you get access to the material way beyond the 6 weeks of the course and you can download all the material to keep forever. So you can do it whenever it suits.

I have never meditated before. Is this course too advanced?
No. This course is perfect for beginners, and will give you a comprehensive, science-based understanding of the benefits of meditation. Plus, you’ll learn everything you need to know to continue independently once it has finished.

If I have done Mindful in May, will I still benefit from doing this course?
If you have already done Mindful in May, this course will give you a good mindful reboot. Also, you’ll get extra benefits including lifetime access to the content, interview transcripts, and live weekly guided meditation workshops with me. Please email support@mindlifeproject.com with any further questions.

What if I can’t make the weekly live guided meditations?
Don’t worry – they will be recorded and accessible for you to download after they’re finished (and if you have questions you’d like addressed during but can’t make it live you can email them through).

I’m not quite sure… will learning meditation online will really work for me?
This course is very user friendly, and if you are unsure you can always ask for help through the course.

If you feel the course is not right, you can get a 7-day no questions asked refund. There’s nothing to lose!

 

So let me ask you: can you find just 10 minutes each day to enhance your health and wellbeing, improve your relationships, and optimise your performance?
 
And the more important question:

 

Can you afford not to?

 

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