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· 8 group sessions online via Zoom (Wednesdays 19:00-20:30 CET)
· 7 guided meditation recordings (delivered weekly to help you build a solid meditation practice)
· Access to video recordings of sessions (in case you miss class)
MENTAL PRESENCE & MEDITATION (8 WEEK COURSE)
WHAT IS INTEGRATIVE LIVING?
(Note that times in the video may nowt apply to the course you are signing up for)
Sometimes, to survive our life choices, we leave behind a part of us (either our Mind, our Body or our Spirit). This results in toxic relationships, careers we hate, projects we don't want to be part of, obesity, depression, cancer, etc. This is because when we leave a part of us behind, we become DIS-INTEGRATED.
Life does not come with a manual. So, we all do "the best with what we have" and certainly come short of our true potential. The Integrative Living model is that manual we all need to change our ways. It calls our attention to our actions and attitudes, instead of impractical and obscure concepts and philosophies that reinforce the separation of Mind, Body and Spirit. Focusing on the "6 fields of Human Endeavor" you can structure your day-to-day to ensure that every part of you is taken care of organically and honestly: in line with your Goals, Values and Lifestyle.
Integrative Living is a workshop series created by Donato Helbling. It is a collection of effective technologies and techniques that helped him improve his life and empowered his coaching clients overcome their personal limitations. This 8 week course is aimed to give people the tools to understand how to re-integrate their living experience and finally be able to live the happy, sustainable and fully expressed life they desire and deserve. Lessons are taught in an interactive group lecture and are reinforced by a regular personal practice. While we will cover the whole system in the course and the main practice will be meditation, the practice of developing mental presence.
This course is for those who want change in their lives and have been thinking about taking up meditation, but don't know where to start or are not sure if meditation is really for them. We will cover different techniques of seated silent meditation so that you can build a solid practice that fits into a busy lifestyle. Bring all your meditation questions and Donato will be happy to answer them...
Engineer, Budokon, Yoga, Martial Arts and Meditation Teacher, Black Belt, Philosopher, Entrepreneur, Public Speaker, Living Arts Coach, Vintage Car and Motorcycle Restorer, Shooting Instructor, Family Man
Donato Helbling (aka Budokon Sensei Donato) is a well established leader in the Miami movement scene and a truly special man with a uniquely wide background. He has been studying and teaching Martial Arts, Yoga, Meditation and Philosophy for over 15 years at the Budokon University, served as the Movement Director for Aman Resorts and heads Human Development Labs, an incubator for innovative and disruptive startups.
His passion for understanding how things work got all mixed up with the practice of conscious living when he found Budokon. This changed the way he looked at living and enabled him to express himself while helping others life at their highest potential. He has worked with people of all walks of life from movement enthusiasts to celebrities, professional athletes, VIPs, and even prisoners, helping all live a better life regardless of their "story".
WHAT WILL I GET OUT OF THIS COURSE?
Practical tools to live a happy, sustainable and fully expressed life: one that is a true reflection of who you are. Don't know who you are yet? This course will help you figure this out. You will also meet like minded people that will be invested in your personal growth.
WHAT WILL THE SESSIONS BE LIKE?
Each of the 8 sessions will start with a class on one of the 6 "Fields of Human Endeavor" that make up the IL model. The first session will be an intro to the model as a whole and the last a review of lessons learned and a group share of experiences. Each will be followed by a group meditation to experiment with the new meditation tool taught that day.
Donato is very fun to listen to and great at breaking down ideas in ways that everyone can understand. He is also a good listener and very intuitive and compassionate coach. During lectures he will ask you to evaluate many aspects of your life to see how to apply these new concepts. He will challenge you to look at what is causing dysfunction and guide you to a true understanding of how you got there and support you on how to move on.
WHAT STYLES OF MEDITATIONS ARE WE GOING TO COVER?
Donato focuses his practice on what he believes to be the simplest form of meditation: seated, silent meditation. He does not use mantras, or visualization techniques, However he will be using techniques from different schools like Japaneze Zen, Mindfulness and QuiGong, to help you build the foundation of your practice.
IS THERE HOMEWORK?
Yes! You go home with new techniques to apply to your life right away. Your homework is to become observant and to experiment like a scientist, writing in your journal any findings and questions that may come. Also, every week you will get a new 20 minute guided meditation recording to support the growth of your practice, which you can do daily or every other day (up to you)
I ALREADY HAVE A MEDITATION PRACTICE. SHOULD I TAKE THIS COURSE?
Yes! First of all, this is not purely a meditation course. Meditation is used as the tool/practice to develop Mental Presence, which is key to noticing what is really happening in your life, so you can change. Secondly, when are you ever done learning how to meditate?
IF I NEED TO MISS CLASS, CAN I MAKE IT UP?
Kind of. All classes will be filmed and posted online with private access to the group, so you can see what you missed. If you have questions after class, Donato will be happy to set up time with you to discuss, provided that you gave proper notice of your absence.
I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS!
No problem, reach out to me via the CONTACT page
· We will be going over people's "stuff" (including yours). So we ask that everything discussed stays in the group. This agreement will help everyone trust and share their experiences freely, which will help everyone grow.
· How to prepare for the event: think about what you want to change in your life and what is not working. We will tackle these hard.
· Phones OFF during the course (unless you are on-call for work or you have a really good excuse, which convinced Donato to let you have it on)
· Have a journal dedicated to the course so you can take notes (old school) and do all your homework