Why We Believe Meditation + Mindfulness Will Change The World

Calm Crew here. We would love to re-introduce ourselves.

Calm Mind Project addresses the foundations of inner connection, emotional intelligence and purposeful living by teaching mindfulness, meditation and self awareness.

Our founder, Amber has recorded an on the fly audio for you guys about our current expansion, goals and intentions for Calm Mind Project (down below after you read the blog).

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How To Feel Your Feelings

The feelings that we have about our feelings are not always friendly. I would love to help shift that very unhelpful conditioning because the thing is, feelings can be incredibly empowering and lead us into more wisdom. First things first, most of us intellectualise feelings, which is the reason that this is even a topic.

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Teachers Need Wellbeing Too! – Fighting Burnout With Mindfulness.

To say thanks for all you do as a teacher (and everything else you are in your own lives) we have some very awesome free stuff to fight fatigue and burnout that you can do in a few minutes every day. If your mind could drink an espresso and have a massage at the same time – this is IT!

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Mindfulness and Emotional Resilience

Resilience is the ability to get back up after adversity, to rise strong and see failure and setbacks as an integral part of learning and growth. Life is unpredictable, and there will always be happy and difficult times to experience. Resilient people are able to greet change and difficulty as an opportunity for self-reflection, learning, and growing and don’t get stuck face down in the mud unable to get up and grow.

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3 Mindful Techniques For the Classroom You Can Use RIGHT NOW!

Starting your class on a mindfulness practice is easy and can be done in a numbers of ways that are NON BORING and will engage a diverse range of students. With so many students stressed, anxious and often under slept, you will be surprised how willing they are to get some tools they can use in the classroom and in their lives to help them feel better and more in control.

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The Mind-Bully Connection

Can mindfulness stop bullying? The idea seems crazy doesn’t it – mindfulness is usually thought of as passive, internal and still vs the brutality of a bully. But if we think about it for a moment, it begins to make sense. If all of us are united in our universal suffering and the need to calm our minds and connect to our essential loving and still natures, then the bully and the bullied already share a common experience of life.

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Taking Out The Trash

In meditation world where mindfulness lives, it is often said that your mind gets busier before it gets stiller – who’s finding that right now with their mindfulness practice (I’m imagining hands flying up in the air)? That’s what happens, once you actually come into the moment, and aren’t distracting yourself with past and future fiction of your own making, things start to get a little cray cray.

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Practice Makes…Practice.

At Calm Mind Project we are big believers that we are all perfect all the time. When we hold this as a fundamental belief, then we know that who we are right now is the total best, and we don’t have any reason to be self critical or hate on ourselves or anyone else for that matter.

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Here’s a Present for You...

Who doesn’t love a present? At Calm Mind Project we are massively WRAPPED (see what I did there) with giving a present to everyone we talk to. But I get it, it can be kind of weird to get your head around. So let me break it down and get you set up and ready to be mindful. And that is a key, but subtle part; Mindfulness is being, not doing.

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Mindful As.

Boring. Boring, boring, boring. BORING.

Is that what you think when you think of mindfulness? I recently presented to a bunch of very switched on Year 9 students. Interestingly, when I asked them if they had ever experienced anxiety, stress, bad sleep patterns, depression or worry, their hands SHOT UP in the air, some with both hands raised. But when I asked them if they had ever heard of mindfulness or tried any techniques to help with their issues, they were totally MEH about it.

Mindfulness, to their minds, was boring.

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Mindfulness - The Unsuspecting Life Skill Underpinning All Success

We are a society obsessed with developing ourselves but are ignorantly bypassing the most simple and powerful practice (mindfulness) that both transforms our physical brain and strengthens our mental muscle to be able to have the awareness and discipline to not react to a mind whose nature is to want, need and strive for more.

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The Power of Mindfulness

Mindfulness activities are designed to guide you towards becoming a more mindful human being, one who can focus and pay attention and follow through with their intentions and goals. A person who can feel intense emotions rise, and rather than react and project, they reflect and respond responsibly.

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Emotional Resilience Through Mindfulness

Happiness is not something we create, it is something we have to allow. 90% or perhaps 100% of our emotional pain, suffering or stress comes from our inability to allow life to be exactly the way it is. I don’t mean to give up or become a victim to your situation; Instead, what I am talking about when I say allow, is noticing the battle between your ears and working to step back from it and allow life to be.

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Why Mindfulness Matters To Teens And Young Adults

Despite being an intense and vulnerable time, childhood and adolescence provide a pivotal time and space for us to practice mindfulness to develop skills that will serve us for all of life.By practicing and encouraging mindfulness in our teens and children, we are building emotional resilience, passion and creativity, connected relationships, conscious living, and self compassion.

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Make Mindfulness Fun: 5 Tips for Parents

Cultivating mindfulness in our kids begins with cultivating mindfulness in ourselves. We can only parent as well as we can live because our kids can see through the facade that we might even be disillusioned by. Authenticity aids consistency, trust, connection, and teaching. What we model matters.

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