How can you use mindfulness to optimize your mental effectiveness?

Dear Mindful Friends,

In my conversations with clients since the beginning of the year, one thing that has come up again and again is mental burnout. So many people seem exhausted in today’s professional workspace. There is seemingly too much to do and too little time to do it! In such an environment, your mental effectiveness and balance really come at a premium.
The ‘Mindfulness and the mind’ training I outline below offers short, concise and doable mindfulness methods to help you and your team optimize your minds to bring your best  to your work, not just in the short term, but in the sustainable long-term.
If you are dealing with information overload yourself, and want a practice that you can do for yourself right now, then do check our my article ‘Turtling up – Dealing mindfully with information overload‘!

Wishing you all the very best,

Toby

Toby Ouvry
Founder, Director, Facilitator Integral Meditation Asia

Mindfulness and the mind – Becoming more mentally effective, positive and resilient using mindfulness

Formats available: 1Hour/90min talk, 3-6 hour workshop, 6 x1hour module course

Would you like to:

  • Learn how to release and master your stress
  • Work with patterns of thought & thinking to help make you more effective?
  • Stay stable even when you feel challenged?
  • Reduce the busyness of your mind with increasing ease?
  • Feel truly confident in your thoughts & thinking?

This mind-focused training looks at practical mindfulness tools that you can use at work and  in daily life that will help you and your colleagues master your thoughts and thinking in an integrated and balance way.

About the facilitator: Toby Ouvry is has been teaching meditation and mindfulness for the last twenty years, including five years as a Buddhist monk within the Tibetan tradition. He is a business owner, entrepreneur and runs the mindfulness program at the Insead Singapore campus.

For further information or enquiries, please contact info@integralmeditationasia.com

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This week – Mindful Resilience: Sustaining effectiveness, happiness and clarity under pressure

Dear Integral Meditators,

I hope you are well, and that you enjoyed this weeks article on What is spiritual practice, and why bother engaging?!

The Tuesday & Wednesday evening meditation classes this week is focused on how you can play Positive Mindfulness Games, all are most welcome! … and the weekend workshop is focused on practical methods for developing your mindful resilience. Full details below!

In the spirit of resilience,

Toby

Toby Ouvry
Founder, Director, Facilitator Integral Meditation Asia


Mindful Resilience – Sustaining effectiveness, happiness and clarity under pressure through meditation and mindfulness – A half day workshop

In a sentence: This is a half-day workshop that teaches you how you can develop tangibly greater mental resilience through meditation and mindfulness with as little as 5-10 minutes practice per day.

Date & Time: Saturday 17th March 1.30-5pm
Location: ONE Heart, 37 Tambeling Road, Singapore 423580 (Click HERE for map)

About the workshop:
Mental resilience is the capacity to remain actively aware, creatively productive, constantly learning, happy and effective in life and at work. This is also and particularly when faced with pressure and stress both within our mind and from our external environment. This is an experiential course about how you can develop your mental resilience through practical meditation and mindfulness techniques.

The workshop explores the development of mindful resilience using four main specific meditation and mindfulness techniques:
Mindful Resilience Practice 1: Understanding the different levels of mindful resilience and tapping into the inner resilience that you already have (but may not be leveraging effectively upon).
Mindful Resilience Practice 2: Making relaxation a dynamic strength that you can use to combat stress and tension and stay strong under pressure.
Mindful Resilience Practice 3: Creating a resilient inner dialogue with yourself through mindfulness
Mindful Resilience Practice 4: Developing mindful resilience arising from stillness and heightened creativity
Each module consists of a talk and a guided mindfulness exercise or meditation by Toby. For more details of the practice of mindful resilience please check our Toby’s article on Mindful Resilience.

In addition to the workshop you will receive:

  • MP3 recordings of the meditations that are done during the workshop
  • Full workshop notes with all of the exercises included as well as other relevant articles and materials.
  • All in all, you will have a very clear idea of how you can continue to develop your practice of mindful resilience through mindfulness in your daily life after leaving the workshop

Workshop Price: Sing$180. This price will give you not only the live course, but also access to the Online Mindful Resilience Course which has over 6 hours of quality mindful resilience content.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE MINDFUL RESILIENCE WORKSHOP VIA PAYPAL
To register or for further enquiries: Email info@tobyouvry.com, or sms 6596750279


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Inner Peace, Inner Power – An Introduction to Integral & Engaged Meditation Practice

Start date: March 6-7th 2018

Would you like to:

  • Experience consistently greater levels of positivity and resilience?
  • Be able to deal effectively with busyness, distractions and mental overwhelm?
  • Develop greater levels of focus AND calm?
  • Develop your self-knowledge and self-awareness in practical ways that affect your everyday experiences for the better?
  • Spend more of your time in states of mind that are playful and creative?

Then why not learn how to become a meditator? This six-week course with Toby will introduce you to six different meditation practices that will help you to experience all the benefits mentioned above, with a relatively small (5-10mins) daily time commitment. Each class helps you understand and develop a particular inner skill that you can apply to your life not just in sitting meditation, but also informally thru-out the day!

This course teaches integral meditation in the sense that it draws off both ancient meditation techniques found in the worlds wisdom traditions, in combination with techniques related to contemporary psychology, neuro-psychology and philosophy.

It teaches engaged meditation in the sense that it includes both formal sitting practices in combination with how to practice them informally during your daily life.

There will be two chances each week to attend this class series:

Tuesday, 6, 13, 27th March & 3,10,17th April  – 7.30-8.30pm – Meditation class at Oneheart (on Tambeling road, East coast)

Wednesday, 7, 14 , 28th March, 11, 18th April  7.30-8.30pm – Meditation class at Basic Essence (Near Botanic Gardens MRT)

Class details:

March 6/7th: Class 1 – What is Meditation? Meditation as an Art-form, as Therapy and as a Spiritual Practice

March 13/14th: Class 2 – Meditation as a Positive Mindfulness Game

March 20/21: Spring equinox meditation

March 27/28thClass 3 – Meditation as a method of stilling the mind

April 3/4th: Class 4 – Meditation as the development of awareness and practical self-knowledge

April 10/11th:  Class 5 – Meditation as Being More in Order to Do Better

April 17/18th: Class 6 – Meditation as the art of resting in safety and thriving on risk

The recording of each class will be sent to participants, as well as detailed related articles and reading.

Cost: SGD$110 for all six classes, or $20 per individual class

CLICK HERE TO MAKE PAYMENT FOR THE INTEGRAL MEDITATION COURSE BY PAYPAL

About the teacher, Toby Ouvry

Toby is a mindfulness teacher and trainer, and the author of the book ‘Engaged Mindfulness – What mindfulness is and how we can apply it to our daily lives’.

He has a BA Hons degree in Fine Art from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Subsequent to his degree, Toby spent ten years doing his foundational training in meditation and mindfulness, specializing in the Tibetan Tradition which included five years as an ordained Buddhist monk….click HERE for full details of Toby

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February 2018 @ Integral Meditation Asia

Dear Integral Meditators,

Please find below the details of classes at Integral Meditation Asia for February 2018. See you there!

In the spirit of the journey,

Toby

Ongoing on Wednesday’s, 7.30-8.30pm – Wednesday Meditation Classes at Basic Essence with Toby

Ongoing on Tuesday evenings, 7.30-8.30pm – Tuesday Meditation Classes at One Heart with Toby (East coast)

Tuesday & Wednesday 13/14 February 7.30-8.30pm – Lunar new year meditation 2018: Drawing Strength from your Deeper Values in the year of the Earth Dog

Saturday 24th February, 1.30-5.30pm – Meditations for Activating, Healing and Awakening our Ancestral Karma

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This week at Integral Meditation Asia

Dear Integral Meditators,

This week’s evening meditation classes will be on ‘Leaping like a Tiger – How to be Positively Mindful of your Self-Concept’ . We will be looking at how we can distinguish the difference between who we are, and who we think we are, and use this understanding to benevolently direct our life and actions in a positive way.

There will be two chances to attend this class:

Tuesday, 30th January, 7.30-8.30pm – Meditation class at Oneheart (on Tambeling road, East coast)

Wednesday, 31st January, 7.30-8.30pm – Meditation class at Basic Essence (Near Botanic Gardens MRT)

In the spirit of the journey,

Toby

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January @ Integral Meditation Asia (& special 1:1 coaching offer)

 

Dear Integral Meditators,

I hope you are enjoying the festive & new year season! Please find below the upcoming public program for January. Plenty to keep your mind in shape & your sense of inner wellbeing regularly attuned!

Also, if you have been thinking about doing some coaching, and really want to direct your mind and energy toward the best that you can be in 2018, we have a special offer on the 1:1 Mindfulness Coaching service; 10% off for any set of 3x 60minute sessions booked in January.

In the spirit of new beginnings,

Toby

Ongoing on Wednesday’s, 7.30-8.30pm – Wednesday Meditation Classes at Basic Essence with Toby

Ongoing on Tuesday evenings, 7.30-8.30pm – Tuesday Meditation Classes at One Heart with Toby (East coast)

Tuesday 2nd & Wednesday 3rd January – 2018 New year releasing and inviting meditation

Saturday January 14th, 2-5pm – Integral meditation & mindful walking deep dive half day retreat

Saturday January 20th – 9.30am-1pm – Meditations for Developing the Language of Your Shadow Self 

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Late November & December at Integral Meditation Asia

Dear Integral Meditators,

Meditation & mindfulness live events continue up until mid-December, with the ongoing Tuesday & Wednesday evening classes. Also check out the Integral meditation mini-retreats on the 16th December, full details are below!

In the spirit of the journey,

Toby

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Integral meditation & mindful walking deep dive half day retreat

Date of next session: Saturday 16th December.

2-5pm – At  One Heart, 37 Tambeling Road
Singapore 423580 (Click HERE for map)

About these sessions: These three-hour meditation ‘mini-retreats’ are a chance to go into much deeper meditation states than you would be able to in your own personal daily practice, or even if you came to a one hour class. Using sitting meditation methods in combination with breathing techniques, mindful walking practice & gentle stretching/mobility exercises Toby will guide you into deep meditation flow states that:

  • Create the experience of a calm, unified, harmonized, resilient body, mind & heart
  • Help you access a type of breathing concentration known in some traditions as ‘the beautiful breathing’, where a gentle mental & physical bliss is experienced that releases stress & builds inner strength.
  • Will help sustain & deepen your daily meditation practice after leaving.

The retreat is broken up into three 45-50minute sessions over the three hours, with short breaks in between.

The techniques used will be acceptable to people of all religious (& secular) worldviews, & will be simple enough for beginners to participate without feeling lost or uncomfortable.

In addition to the retreat sessions you will receive:

  • Written articles & information regarding the sitting, walking & mindful movement techniques used.
  • Short MP3 recordings of the essential meditation practices used in the session to integrate in your own daily practice if you wish.

Cost: $85 per person

CLICK HERE TO PAY FOR THE INTEGRAL MEDITATION RETREAT VIA PAYPAL.

To register or for further enquiries: Email info@tobyouvry.com, or sms 65-96750279

Faclitator: Toby Ouvry

 

 

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Mastering your mind & thoughts through mindfulness – A five-week course

Start date: November 14th&15th

Would you like to:

  • Learn how to release your stress at the same time as building the power of your mind
  • Create patterns of thought & thinking that make you more effective in life?
  • Sustain mental stability even when you feel challenged?
  • Reduce the busyness of your mind with increasing ease?
  • Feel truly confident in your thoughts & thinking?

If so, then this is a course for you! Come & train with mindfulness expert Toby Ouvry. Learn a variety of practical tools & techniques to master your mind & thinking.

As a human being your mind & brain are incredibly powerful tools that you can use to do great things. However, this depends upon your ability to be the master of your mind, rather than your mind being your master. This course will show you how!

There will be two chances each week to attend this class series:

Tuesday, 14,21,28th November, 5, 12th December – 7.30-8.30pm – Meditation class at Oneheart (on Tambeling road, East coast)

Wednesday, 15,22,29th November, 6th, 13th December, 7.30-8.30pm – Meditation class at Basic Essence (Near Botanic Gardens MRT)

Class details:

November 14th/15th: Class 1 – How to trust & build confidence in your mind

November 21st/22nd: Class 2 – Using your mind to build your ‘cycle of engaged mindfulness’

November 28th/29th: Class 3 – Witnessing like the sun – Mindfulness as therapy for your thoughts

5th/6th December: Class 4 – Think well or don’t think; mastering thoughts & thinking

12th/13th December: Class 5 – The Yin & Yang of mindful thoughts & thinking

Cost: SGD$110 for all five classes, or $20 per individual class

CLICK HERE TO MAKE PAYMENT FOR THE MINDFULNESS OF THE MIND COURSE BY PAYPAL

To register or for further enquiries: email info@tobyouvry.com or SMS 96750279

About the teacher, Toby Ouvry

Toby is a mindfulness teacher and trainer, and the author of the book ‘Engaged Mindfulness – What mindfulness is and how we can apply it to our daily lives’.

He has a BA Hons degree in Fine Art from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Subsequent to his degree, Toby spent ten years doing his foundational training in meditation and mindfulness, specializing in the Tibetan Tradition which included five years as an ordained Buddhist monk….click HERE for full details of Toby

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This week Tuesday & Wednesday: Meditating with your shadow self (& special offer on coaching)

Dear Integral Meditators,
This weeks meditation class is on the Shadow self, one of my favorite topics for meditation and personal growth! You can see the full details below.
Also, from now until the 1st November there is a special offer on both my Shadow Self Coaching , and my Stress Transformation Coaching, it is SGD$600 for three sessions, as opposed to the regular $220 per session. 
 
In the spirit of the bright shadow, 
 
Toby
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Meditating with your Shadow Self; Finding Freedom from What Holds You Back in Life – A 1 hour talk & introduction

Dates & time: There are two opportunities to attend this session

Tuesday 24th October 7.30-8.30pm – ONE Heart, 37 Tambeling Road
Singapore 423580 (Click HERE for map)

Wednesday 25th October 7.30-8.30pm – Basic Essence, 501 Bukit Timah Road #04-04 Cluny Court Singapore 259760 (Click HERE for map)

Cost: $20

Our shadow is the hidden part of self that has been repressed & lies hidden but active within our subconscious mind. It has elements in it that are both ‘negative’ & ‘positive’.

In its lower expression, our shadow secretly steals our energy, sabotaging our ability to manifest success, happiness, stability & peace in our mind & life.

Our shadow also contains a ‘bright’ dimension, which is that part of our repressed unconscious that contains our greatest strengths and potential. Working with our bright shadow helps us to awaken this hidden potential, bringing it out into our conscious awareness so that we can develop & use it fully.

This one hour session is an introduction to what the shadow is, as well as how you can begin working with it in meditation & in your daily life in a practical way.

About the facilitator: Toby Ouvry is a mindfulness coach who has been facilitating shadow meditation workshops & 1:1 sessions for the past 8 years as a part of his integral & engaged approach to mindfulness practice. You can find more about him here.

To register or for further enquiries: Email info@integralmeditationasia.com, or call 65-96750279

Payment of $20 can be made on the day in cash, or HERE via paypal.

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September & October Five Class Meditation Series: Cultivating Deep Experience of the Present Moment

Start date: September 5th/6th

We talk about meditation & mindfulness as ways of ‘being more present’, or ‘living in the present’, but what does that really mean? In this practical five series meditation class we will be going in depth into being mindful of the present in ways that will help us to be both happier and more effective in our daily lives. You will learn:

  • How to access the richness of the present moment
  • Understand and work with the different dimensions of the present moment, seeing their different uses & functions
  • Get to know and make friends with the things that make us uncomfortable in the present moment, such as anxiety & stress
  • Understand how to make better use of your time through mindfulness of the present

There will be two chances each week to attend this class series:

Tuesday, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th September, 3rd, 10th October – 7.30-8.30pm – Meditation class at Oneheart (on Tambeling road, East coast)

Wednesday, 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th September, 4th, 11th, October, 7.30-8.30pm – Meditation class at Basic Essence (Near Botanic Gardens MRT)

September 5th/6th: Class 1 – Meditating on the pre-present moment, and the present moment in time

September 12th/13th: Class 2 – Meditating on the eternal and intuitive aspects of the present moment

September 19th/20th: Autumn Equinox meditation (Separate from present moment series)

September 26th/27th Class 3 – Finding value in our resistance to the present moment

October 3rd/4th Class 4 – How to rest naturally in the present moment

October 10th/11th Class 5 – Accessing the stillness of the present through the four types of time

Cost: SGD$95 for all three classes, or $20 per individual class

CLICK HERE TO MAKE PAYMENT FOR THE PRESENT MOMENT COURSE BY PAYPAL

About the teacher, Toby Ouvry

Toby is a mindfulness teacher and trainer, and the author of the book ‘Engaged Mindfulness – What mindfulness is and how we can apply it to our daily lives’.

He has a BA Hons degree in Fine Art from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Subsequent to his degree, Toby spent ten years doing his foundational training in meditation and mindfulness, specializing in the Tibetan Tradition which included five years as an ordained Buddhist monk….click HERE for full details of Toby

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