You are invited to join me each day to meditate silently from 6 to 6:30am Mountain Time. Together we are walking in the mysteries of the unknown on a crash course of adapting and integrating. The world is reinventing itself in this moment. It’s in these silent spaces where we find resiliency within an infinite and nourishing mindset. Join us.
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“In a world that reinvents itself on a daily basis, we empower students and credentialed coaches to adapt, integrate, and flourish from the inside out, for the betterment of all sentient beings.”
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It’s never too late to be who you might have been.
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We guide our students first to apply the skills they learn in classes to their own lives.
Then to blend these skills into their coaching practice
and out into the streets…
Bettering the world from the inside out.
Mindfulness Coaching News & Blog
A deep bow and much love to each of you from Santa Fe… The world is reinventing itself in this moment. Together we are walking in the mysteries of the unknown on a crash course of adapting and integrating. You are invited to join me each day to meditate...
By Liv Syptak, MCS Admissions Coach and Faculty Member As Admissions Coach for the Mindfulness Coaching School, prospective students will often ask me, “which certification should I go for?” What a great question! More and more I’m encouraging student coaches to begin...
We are thrilled to introduce Dr. Kristin Moody as a new faculty member! Kristin will be teaching Business Alchemy: Create Abundance & Live Your Vision in the summer and fall. Kristin Moody is a proud graduate of the Mindfulness Coaching School and an enthusiastic...
By Gretchen Larsen (Hochstatt, France), MCS Alumna I recently had the chance to read The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg. I’d like to share some of the insights from the book that I found useful working on my own habits, but also working with clients on habit change....
By Ann-Marie McKelvey, MCS Founder & Director Upaya Zen Center, May, 2008 — The very first thing I noticed about Brother David Steindl-Rast was his hands. Upon entering Upaya House he bowed, reverently greeting each of us with palms together and fingers pointed...
By Gretchen Larsen (Hochstatt, France), MCS Senior Student I have graduated twice now, once from high school and again from college. Both times, I was handed a book, the same one each time: Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh (another A.M., hmmm). So, as I get...
By Brenda Fagan, Senior MCS Student New Orleans, LA I’ve been an occupational therapist for 16 years working primarily with older adults in clinical practice and managing rehabilitation professionals. Over the years my work became more and more centered around...
By Rosella Egione, PCC (new MCS graduate!) Verona, Italy As a mindfulness teacher and a graduate from two excellent coaching schools I still didn’t feel enriched nor even satisfied. I was ready and waiting for something new…something profound and yet loaded with a...
By Robin Olson, Senior MCS Student How many times have you said to yourself, “I cannot believe I just did that? What is wrong with me?” Now, consider this: Have you ever said to yourself, “I cannot believe I just did that? What is right with me?” My first class at the...
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Skillful Means was a great course for learning the coaching skills for the first time or brushing up on the skills you’ve been using in your practice for a while. I enjoyed watching Ann-Marie demonstrate the coaching skills through practice sessions in class. Would definitely recommend to anyone no matter where they are in their coaching career.
I loved the experiential nature of this class (The Dynamic Trio). I know that the applications being taught can help someone experience powerful breakthroughs… because I experienced powerful breakthroughs!
The courses and instructors at MCS come through every time. We gain personal insight while gaining coaching expertise. I am not the same person I was when I began learning from MCS. I keep thinking that the last class is my favorite, and then I take another. And another. I’ve taken all but 2 classes at this point and find that the cumulative effect is profound. I am grateful.
Right Speech is a critical prerequisite to helping all conversations in life unfold with clarity and understanding. I wish something like this were taught to all students in our early K-12. Just imagine how the world would improve!
The life skills taught in this course [Skillful Means] are not just for our coachees, they are for ourselves, too. I plan to take it again and look forward to seeing how my skills strengthen with time – and PRACTICE!
Mindfulness-Writing-Coaching. A happy collaboration that inspires both coach and client to move into what deeply matters. [Writing, Creativity, and the Mindful Coach]
Writing, Creativity and the Mindful Coach takes each of these key components and weaves them together to create an effective tool for coaching. It allows both coach and client different ways to dive deeper into the coaching agenda and help the client uncover thoughts/feelings that might be illusive in a safe way.
This class [Business Alchemy] was so valuable to me as a novice coach looking to start my own practice. Jim Butcher pulls together all the moving parts and helped me clarify my personal vision and motivation.
Right Speech: So worth my time. I learned more about how I communicate with myself and others in 8 weeks than many books I’ve read in the past. Thank you!!!
I attended The Dynamic Trio with Ann-Marie at a time when I was certified on all three of the “Trio” (EMDR, Positive Psychology, & Coaching). I was curious as to how these would be blended and what new things I would learn; and I ended up learning a lot indeed. Ann-Marie has a unique style that makes attending the course worthwhile. The applications she offers do have a positive tone when used with clients facing different struggles. It certainly is beneficial to capitalize on strengths through the approaches she suggests, instead of just focusing on mending one’s weaknesses. I find it a “must attend course” for practitioners in the field of any of these approaches (& others).