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Mindfulness & Somatic-Based Coaching

The World Needs You!

In a world that reinvents itself daily, we empower people to adapt, integrate, and flourish from the inside out with kindness and love for the benefit of all sentient beings.

Ann-Marie McKelvey, MCS Founder
Buddhist Chaplain, Psychotherapist, Coach

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On the first Monday of each month, we host a live free community coaching and mindfulness call. There’s no better way to experience what we’re all about!

Here’s what our students have to say


[Right Speech] was a transformative class for me and Meg Hess was an inspiring and compassionate teacher. I have had an abiding interest in the notion of Right Speech, so I was looking forward to taking this class and curious about how it would unfold. It was very gratifying to see the teachings and practices we learned making a real impact on my listening skills, as well as on my responses to life circumstances and even world events. I am certainly taking away a wider scope of curiosity and the communication and listening tools to more effectively investigate that curiosity, which, in turn, expands the scope of my compassion.
Ilse ThompsonStudent CoachAuburn, Maine

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Brother David and Me: The Ring of Gratitude

Brother David and Me: The Ring of Gratitude

by: Ann-Marie McKelvey, LPCC, MCC Founder and HeadLearner at MCS The very first thing I noticed about Brother David Steindahl-Rast was his hands.  Upon entering the Zendo he bowed, reverently greeting each of us with...

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Be Discerning

Be Discerning

In what parts of your body
Has the Outside World landed? 

A reminder;
The Outside World 
Is not you.

Be discerning.

Breathe out all that is not needed,
Breathe in all that is needed.

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Cultivating Your Spirit Opener List

Cultivating Your Spirit Opener List

What are your Spirit Openers?  Here are mine…

Today’s Spirit Opener List
•Breathing exercises
•Meditation 
•Contemplative writing
•Collaboration with colleagues
•Biking to Galisteo Basin
•Exchanging ideas at CoFe

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OverThinking

OverThinking

OverThinking
Depletes
The passionate energy
Of manifesting.

Today’s Mindful Practice:
•Keep it simple!
•Under-Think-It
•Don’t wait another moment
•Just jump…into the Friendly Unknown.

What arises?

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Countries

We have students from all over the world!

The Mindfulness Coaching School stands in solidarity with our Black, Latino and Indigenous communities.

The challenge of these days requires us to explore our own way of being as educators and as a community. We re-commit ourselves to learning, teaching and acting as more intentional allies.