I have recently completed the 4 week Mindfulness Introductory Course with Neil Shepherd and Mindful Works. I decided to do it because I use mindfulness in my work as a psychologist with parents, children and families but wanted to build my own practice.
When Neil asked what were 2 words that described my goals I said “peace and productivity” as I had also been feeling rushed and particularly unproductive recently.
I found each week really informative and enjoyed each of the mindful exercises. I used the sound cloud exercises daily and am still using the Calm app. I managed to practice daily for about 12 minutes or so.
After about 2 weeks I really noticed my mood being much improved – I felt moments of happiness that I hadn’t felt for ages. I also noticed that even the more difficult tasks that I needed to do were much easier then before. I procrastinated less and found complex tasks much more manageable.
I was so happy to have done the course. I was really pleased that it was done from a secular point of view and was really up to date in terms of neuroscience and brain research.
I now am so much more aware of the benefits of a daily mindfulness practice and can thus support my clients more effectively in this way.
I have noticed more recently that my whole household (including husband and 2 teenagers) are much calmer too – bonus!
Many thanks Neil. I was very impressed with your ability to acknowledge and allow everyone’s experiences without judgement – and encourage them to do so too.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Neil and this course to others.