Coming to Calm
So many of us find ourselves rushing from one commitment to another, with barely a moment to catch our breath. Perhaps there are times when you feel pulled in all directions with no time to enjoy life?
Maybe you find yourself reacting to situations with all the worries and concerns from things that have happened in the past or things you imagine are going to happen in the future? Sometimes it can feel like we’ve run out of choices, and we’re unable to find solutions to the challenges we face.
Coming to Calm gives you simple, manageable tools to help you deal with the stresses and strains of daily life and take more pleasure in what you do. This approach is based on the principles of mindful awareness. When we bring mindful awareness to our experience we can respond to what is actually happening. Choices and solutions that were previously hidden from view are given the chance to reveal themselves.
There are three main components to the Coming to Calm approach:
The first component looks at the things that you can do that help to bring you more calm on an ongoing basis – almost like filling up a basket of calm
The second component is about being with difficulty, imagining the feelings that arise in these situations to be like a ball of discomfort. It covers constructive ways of managing your ball of discomfort in moments of difficulty.
The third component addresses the things you can do to help set your ball of discomfort down after the event and learn from your experience.
All of this is underpinned by an understanding of how the brain works.
By bringing the Coming to Calm approach to your life:
you’ll notice more things that you feel grateful for
you’ll notice that you feel less hassled by everyday things and
you’ll notice that your relationships improve as you become calmer
There are two ways of learning about Coming to Calm:
'I've been blown away by the profound impact that this deceptively simple approach can have.'
PD - mediator
'I would highly recommend Coming to Calm to anyone interested in understanding more about how their brain works and how to pause, tune in, and discover what you need in order to live well. As a coach, the course has also provided me with some excellent tools and resources to use with my clients.'
LT - coach