Concerns regarding the MindfulLiving™️ Course

Over the years, we have received many queries and concerns about Mindfulness Training. Below are a few of the most common questions received and their answers. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Shery Clein, Personal Coach:


Frequently Asked Questions & Answers Index

1. What Do I Get When I Register for MindfulLiving™?

A Personal Touch: A FREE consultation and assessment with personal coach Shery Clein.

Online Training Access: Unlimited access to our comprehensive Mindfulness Courses Online.

Introductory Module: A FREE introductory training module to kickstart your journey.

Guided Assistance: Personalised help to get you started on your new path.

✤ Inspirational eBook: An inspirational FREE e-book adorned with beautiful images and endorsed by renowned masters.

Current Trends Updates: Regular updates on relevant and interesting current trends. ✤ Exclusive Newsletters: A newsletter subscription brimming with special offers and discounts.

Ongoing Support: FREE ongoing support, with Email or WhatsApp assistance (response guaranteed within 48 hours).⭐️

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2. MindfulLiving™️ Courses Online – MindfulLiving™️ Course Contents

Practical Mindfulness: Learn HOW to practice mindfulness meditation with our researched, in-depth introduction.

Certified Course: The MBSR Certified Course emphasises practical application over theoretical understanding.

Engaging Content: An engaging learning adventure with fascinating, colour-coded imagery for easy navigation.

Supportive Materials: Downloadable practice worksheets and self-guided modules, complemented by full backup support service.⭐️

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3. Each Module Includes:

Diverse Learning Tools: Videos, articles, readings, and downloadable PDFs.

Practical Worksheets: Practices Worksheets to reinforce learning.

Unrestricted Access: Full lifetime access to course materials.

Recognition of Achievement: Certificate of completion upon finishing the course.⭐️

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4. Videos and Reading

Expert Lectures: Video sections featuring lectures by master teachers of mindfulness.

Formatted Articles: Easy-to-read articles, recommended to be read in full.

Mindfulness Journal: Shery suggests maintaining a “Mindfulness Journal” for personal reflections.

Structured Viewing: Video lengths vary, with a total of about 45 minutes, and are best viewed in one sitting consistently weekly.

Additional Resources: Supplementary materials for an in-depth exploration of mindfulness.⭐️

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5. What Will I Learn?

Everyday Coping Skills: Manage stress and anxiety, fostering joy, happiness, and gratitude.

Lifestyle Techniques: Master specific mindfulness meditation techniques and practices.

Holistic Approach: Target specific areas of concern with a holistic strategy.

Body Awareness: Deepen body awareness and relaxation through mindfulness.

Sustainable Practice: Develop a daily meditation practice that is both enjoyable and sustainable. ⭐️

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6. After Completing the Course:

Confident Practice: Confidently practice mindfulness in any situation.

Mastery of Concepts: Master the key concepts and practices of mindfulness meditation.

Overcoming Obstacles: Identify and overcome common obstacles in meditation.

Stress Release: Release stress and anxiety from the body.

Peaceful Presence: Maintain peace, even in high-stress situations.

Consistent Habit: Develop a consistent meditation habit that brings joy and sustainability to your life.

Embark on this transformative journey with MindfulLiving™ and unlock the full potential of mindfulness in your life. 🌟

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7. Daily Practice Program

Dual Practice Approach: Engage in MindfulLiving™️ Practices daily for about 30 minutes to fully integrate mindfulness into your life.

Daily Focus: Use the MindfulLiving™️ Practice to bring mindfulness to everyday activities.

Reflective Routine: Dedicate five minutes each evening for reflection, guided by the Informal Practice sheet.⭐️

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8. Importance of Practice

Experiential Learning: The course is hands-on, with daily practice being a crucial element.

Analogy of Learning: Just as you can’t learn to surf from a book, mindfulness requires practice, not just theory.

Commitment to Practice: Set aside 30 minutes daily to cultivate your mindfulness skills.⭐️

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9. MindfulLiving™️ Practices ⭐️

Variety of Techniques: Explore a range of practices

✤ Raisin Meditation

✤ Body Scan

✤ Sitting Meditation

✤ Mindful Yoga 1

✤ Mindful Yoga 2

✤ “Turning Toward…”

✤ Mountain Meditation

✤ Lake Meditation

✤ Lovingkindness

✤ Soften, Soothe, Allow

✤ RAIN Meditation

✤ Silent Meditations

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10. Course Duration

Flexible Timing: There’s no set time limit to complete the course; take the time to absorb the practices fully.

Personal Pace: The flexibility of online courses allows you to tailor the pace to your individual needs. ⭐️

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11. Course Completion

Recommended Pace: For a whole MindfulLiving™️ experience and certification, maintain at least six days of practice between “weeks”.

Depth Over Speed: Taking time can enrich your experience, even if you’re already familiar with meditation. ⭐️

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12. Group Participation

Collective Commitment: Engaging in the Mindfulness Courses Online with friends or colleagues can significantly boost your chances of completing the course.

Flexible Interaction: Groups can choose their level of interaction, from a single introductory meeting to regular weekly gatherings.

Community Support: A Facebook group can be established to facilitate group communication and support if desired. ⭐️

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13. Emotional and Physical Reactions

Mindful Acceptance: Initial feelings of chaos can indicate a deepening awareness. It’s part of the process to observe and allow these experiences without resistance.

Coping Strategies: If overwhelming, grounding techniques like deep breathing and orienting oneself to the surroundings can help.

Professional Support: For persistent distress or if practices unearth unresolved issues, Shery Clein Personal Coaching offers free consultations for support and counselling. ⭐️

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14. Falling Asleep During Practice

Common Occurrence: Falling asleep is a typical response to stillness and calm during meditation.

Understanding Sleepiness: It may reflect a need for rest or an unaccustomed state of being still yet alert.

Curiosity Approach: Cultivate an interest in the sensations of sleepiness and explore its onset and manifestation in the body and mind.

By embracing these aspects of the MindfulLiving™ journey, you’ll be well-equipped to navigate the course and enrich your practice 🌟

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14. (a) Falling Asleep and Drifting OffEmbracing Awareness: Drifting off during meditation is part of the process. Recognize it as an opportunity to ‘wake up’ to the present.

Gentle Return: When you notice a drift, gently guide your attention back to the meditation object. ⭐️

15. Observing Breath Without Control

Non-Judgmental Awareness: Approach your breath with gentle awareness, allowing it to flow naturally.

Observation, Not Alteration: Observe your breath like the ocean waves, appreciating its natural rhythm without trying to change it.

Recognising Control: If you control your breath, notice the impulse without resistance. ⭐️

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16. Mind Wandering

Normalising Wandering: Understand that mind wandering is a normal part of meditation and becomes less frequent with practice.

Celebrating Awareness: Use the realisation of a wandering mind as a moment of awareness, a reason to celebrate your return to the present.

Remember, each step in your meditation practice is a part of your growth and understanding. Celebrate your progress and be kind to yourself as you continue on this path. 🌟

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17. Alternative Focus for Meditation

Finding Your Anchor: If breath as a meditation focus is challenging, consider using sensations in your hands, sounds, a simple mantra, or a visual focus like a piece of art or a pet.

Physical Connection: Using your hand on your belly or near your nostrils can help you connect with the sensation of breath without directly focusing on it. ⭐️

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18. Comfortable Meditation Posture

Personalized Positioning: Find a position that allows you to be alert and comfortable, modifying as needed.

Mindful Movement: If you need to change positions mindfully, notice the urge before moving.

Adaptive Sitting: Use cushions to elevate your hips if sitting on the floor, or find a comfortable chair or recliner that supports an alert posture. ⭐️

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19. Body Scan Sensations

Attentive Presence: It’s common to not feel distinct sensations in all body parts during a body scan. The practice is about maintaining attention and noticing whatever arises.

Patience and Practice: With time, you may begin to notice sensations previously unfelt, and this awareness is part of mindfulness.

Remember, mindfulness is a personal journey, and adapting practices to suit your needs and circumstances is important. 🌟

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20. Can the 30-minute MindfulLiving™ sessions be divided into shorter intervals throughout the day?

✤ For optimal benefit, it’s recommended to engage in the 30-minute MindfulLiving™ sessions in one sitting.

✤ Continuous practice enhances the effectiveness of the guidance and strengthens your ability to remain present with your experiences.

✤ This uninterrupted focus can lead to moments where discomfort may subside, offering insights into the transient nature of impatience or boredom.

✤ After completing the course, you’ll be able to select practices based on your personal preferences and experience.

✤ Embrace each session with curiosity and an open mind, regardless of whether it unfolds as expected. ⭐️

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21. Can my existing yoga practice serve as a substitute for MindfulLiving™ yoga?
✤ It’s possible that your current yoga practice aligns well with MindfulLiving™ yoga.
✤ MindfulLiving™ yoga involves slow, mindful movements emphasising breath and body awareness.
✤ Considering the wide variety of yoga practices, it’s challenging to determine if your practice is an equivalent substitute.
✤ Even seasoned yoga practitioners, including instructors, often notice a meaningful shift in their practice after a few weeks of MindfulLiving™ yoga. ⭐️

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22. What should I do if I have nothing to record in the informal MindfulLiving™ log at the end of the day?
✤ If nothing specific comes to mind, note that in the log.
✤ Often, upon reflection, you’ll find aspects of your day that connect to the informal practice.
✤ For example, if recalling an unpleasant experience is difficult, consider any experience that fits the log’s questions.
✤ The key is to maintain awareness of your experiences, whether they occurred during the day or are happening in the present moment.⭐️

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23. I can’t get to sleep or wake up at 3 am with racing thoughts; what can I do?
✤ It’s common to wake up with worries about past or upcoming events, and it’s helpful to observe these thoughts without trying to stop them.
✤ Instead of resisting, gently shift your focus to your breath or a mini-body-scan when thoughts race.
✤ This practice of returning attention to the present can lead to moments of rest throughout the night.
✤ Although it may seem disruptive, this pattern of waking and resting can result in feeling refreshed in the morning.
✤ View these experiences as chances for meditation and be gentle with yourself, regardless of the thought patterns. ⭐️

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24. Doesn’t ‘accepting things as they are’ lead to passivity or ineffectiveness?
✤ ‘Acceptance’ in MindfulLiving™ means fully recognizing the present moment—your feelings, thoughts, sensations, and perceptions.
✤ By acknowledging your current state, you’re better equipped to take effective action when necessary.
✤ Full awareness, even in high-energy situations, leads to more appropriate and smoother actions.
✤ This approach avoids internal conflict, making your responses more suited. ⭐️

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25. Health Considerations
✤ If you have physical limitations, adapting the practices, particularly the yoga sequences, is crucial for your comfort and safety.
✤ Being mindful of your limits and adjusting practices accordingly is a practical application of mindfulness.
✤ During the MindfulLiving™ Online Program, it’s normal for challenging emotions or memories to surface, regardless of physical ability.
✤ You’re encouraged to reach out via call, Email, or WhatsApp with any concerns; we offer support for mental and physical health issues.
✤ If the course content overwhelms you, consider pausing your participation or seeking professional counselling.
✤ Should you already receive professional care, inform your counsellor or doctor about your engagement with the program to monitor any reactions. ⭐️

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26. Teaching Qualifications Post-Course
✤ Completing the 8-week MindfulLiving™ course provides a certificate of completion, not a teaching certification.
✤ While you can’t claim to be a ‘certified MBSR instructor’ based on this course alone, you can apply the principles in your professional life.
✤ For formal teaching certification in mindfulness, further training with accredited organisations is necessary.
✤ Many effectively integrate mindfulness into their work without formal certification, drawing from diverse learning resources and personal expertise. ⭐️

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27. Disclaimer
✤ The content on, provided by Shery Clein, Personal Coach, is for informational purposes only.
✤ All site information is shared in good faith and should not replace professional advice.
✤ We recommend consulting professionals before acting on the site’s medical, fitness, or health information. ⭐️