Mindfulness is the most powerful human state. Powerful for winning the game of life: happiness, success, joy. Some in the West know this, few practice it, and fewer understand it. Over the years I have helped my client athletes solve their problems and unlock primitive competitive power using true mindfulness. True mindfulness is revealed in many layers. Even among the practicing, they haven’t gone as deep as possible, where mindfulness becomes a surgical instrument for living well.
Everyday mindfulness is about nourishing each and every moment of one’s day with true mindfulness practice and action. You nourish the mind and spirit and they give you focus and cleaity. This liberates you of negatively and self-defeating habits. Satisfying goals can be conceived and achieved. Smiles replace suffering and frustration. Happiness in fused with success. All this from the being present, being in your now moment of living. These are the proven benefits of true mindfulness practiced everyday.
With my everyday mindfulness training, bio-feedback techniques, and specifically applied Eastern principles, clients’ deepest issues are resolved. One’s desires become reality. One becomes more proficient, and triumphs in key, critical moments. My clients still report unexpected physical and emotional benefits never expected or sought. Relationships are improved, anxiety is dissolved, fear is replaced with confidence and self-esteem. This is the power of a true mindfulness practice and using it for career and life goals.
Here’s how my methods began. Many years ago, while traveling in the Mediterranean, I met young people who had a fear of swimming. I had extensive aquatic experience and loved the water, so believed I could help them enjoy it. I soon realized their swimming fear was more often an irrational phobia that had become their weakest point and they needed a different approach not to swimming but to the water itself.
I created a clientele from swim-phobia. Before long, my clients reported the training was helping solve other unrelated problems: career, relationship, performance, stress. I decided to expand my practice. I didn’t understand what was happening, so I began studying Buddhism and the Eastern martial arts and discovered that many of the natural laws I used in the water had been used for thousands of years in combat and human enlightenment. The result of my study is what I now call Water Yoga Mindfulness Training, a blend of applied mindfulness, meditation and Eastern thought. It’s central to my training and I use it effectively with all types of personal obstacles.
My aquatic biofeedback techniques gave people the ability to see their own behavior and make profound changes. I learned that this was due to cultivating mindfulness. I now understood that this was my core principle. The method was so effective, I guaranteed results if my training was followed. It was amazing and unexpected to those with life-long obstacles, who had no hope, but now had the courage to try one more time and succeed. This work is deeply satisfying to me, also.
I became intrigued with the problem of under performance and failure at the critical moment in sport. It seemed obvious to me this situation displayed the same fight or flight instincts underlying swimphobia. With swimphobics the solution had to reach their very core and change their inner narrative for them to perform successfully when instincts took over from rational thought. Likewise, athletes’ inner core also had to be accessed, otherwise the critical moment would continue to swamp them no matter how smart or logically thinking they were. Only mindfulness can reach so deeply within,
Over the years I have helped my client athletes solve their problems and unlock primitive competitive power for raising their life game. Clients’ issues are intuitively resolved. They get out of their own way, become more proficient, and start winning key, critical moments. And my clients still report unexpected physical and emotional benefits in all areas of life. This is the power of true mindfulness. Make it a practice for career and life.