1 GIANT MIND
learn to meditate course
A 3 day meditation intensive to take you from stressed to calm
the ultimate solution to help you quiet your mind and enjoy life more.
It's 3 am. You just woke up (again) and have been tossing and turning for the last 3o minutes. You have a busy day full of meetings tomorrow and are exhausted, but can't sleep because your mind won't stop. Eventually, you manage to fall back asleep and squeeze in a couple more hours before your 6 am alarm goes off. You hit snooze, and roll over, dreading the thought of waking up. Finally, you manage to pull yourself out of bed, splash some water on your face, and hustle to get ready for your first meeting of the day. Coffee is your best friend.
Mid way through the day, your husband calls. Something came up at work and he can't pick up your daughter from daycare. You sign and add a reminder to your to do list that already feels a mile long. More coffee.
You meet with your boss and are given immense amounts of praise for the long hours you've been putting in. You fake a smile and tell him "it's no big deal" but on the inside, you feel like you're barely getting by and you desperately need a vacation.
You're constantly juggling a million things. You wish you could find some peace in your day but aren't sure how. You're nervous that if you stop, something will blow up or go wrong so your mind races from one task to the next, strategizing and worrying about things that shouldn't even matter.
difficulty sitting still
anxious / depressed
lack of energy
If you're over there nodding your head wondering if things could be different, I know how you feel. I've been there before.
I'm your typical goal setting, over achieving, perfectionist with a neverending to-do list. I thrive under pressure and have (historically) had a hard time relaxing.
My high strung ways led me to struggle with stress and anxiety for years. If you've ever struggled to control your racing thoughts, you know how exhausting it can be. It’s kinda like your brain is running a million miles a second and all you want to do is shut off the worry, criticism, and negative thinking.
I couldn't sleep at night
I was irritable, crabby, and impatient
I couldn't slow down
Something needed to change...
You should know that there are no shortcuts or quick fixes when it comes to your mental, physical and emotional health. I don't have a magic pill that will immediately solve all of your problems but I will tell you how meditation, the 1 Giant Mind Being technique in particular, changed the game for me - for all of the above and more.
but first, I want you to imagine...
sleeping through the night peacefully.
moving through your day feeling calm, and capable, even when things are challenging.
feeling energized and clear-headed throughout the day.
living a life where you notice the things going on around you and can consciously choose how to respond.
experiencing life with greater motivation, creativity, and focus then ever before.
feeling more emotional stability and joy, just because.
Hi, I'm Ellen
and I want to share with you how one simple meditation technique, practiced for 20 minutes a day literally changed my life and so many of my clients lives. You don't need anything but yourself, an open mind, and a bit of dedication to make this practice work for you and change your life too.
I learned the 1 Giant Mind Being meditation technique from my teacher Jonni Pollard, who has studied and practiced Vedic meditation for over 20 years. He learned this 5,000 year old practice from his teacher, who learned from his teacher, and so on...While this technique was birthed in the East, we need it more than anything now, here in the West. We live fast paced and hectic lives where we rarely give ourselves the time to sit and simple "Be".
You may be saying, if it was this simple, wouldn't everyone be doing it? I actually ask myself the same thing every day, lol. So yes, it is a simple practice but does take some coaching from a certified teacher to ensure you're getting the most out of the practice and to help you feel confident with the technique. After all, meditation can be a bit....confrontational at times so it's good to have a coach who can help you through any roadblocks that come up AND to keep you accountable so that you can truly receive the benefits and enjoy the process.
THE 3 DAY INTENSIVE
Here's How It Works
We meet for 90 minutes each day, for 3 days, as a small group. This ensures you get personal attention and guidance. Over the course of these 3 interactive sessions, I will teach you how to practice the 1 Giant Mind Being Meditation technique. Be prepared to meditate together (yay!) and share your experience of the practice. I will then give you personalized coaching about how the meditation technique works, a better understanding of what's going on in your body and mind, and help you feel truly confident in your meditation practice so that when the course ends, you can bring this tool into your daily life. During the course, I'll also share some of the best tips and tricks for making meditation stick and you'll have the chance to take on a meditation challenge (hey, a little accountability can go a long way).
Course Schedule + Logistics
Friday, April 23: 4 - 5:30 pm PT
Saturday, April 24: 1-2:30 pm PT
Sunday, April 25: 1-2:30 pm PT
Held digitally, through zoom so you can join from the comfort of your home.
1. After you take the course, you'll be invited into my meditation community of 1 Giant Mind practitioners. This allows you to get ongoing support from myself and this beautiful community through our weekly guided group meditation calls.
2. A couple of days before the course starts, you'll receive the Perceived Stress Score test. I encourage you to take the test prior to starting your meditation practice so that you can take it again after you've been meditating for a while. You'll be amazed at how much your perceived levels of stress have decreased!
“I signed up for this class to up-level my meditation practice and to help me manage the stress that is coming from all areas of life. And WOW!! I got so much more than that. I gained a higher sense of appreciation for the present moment. The feeling of freedom I now receive once I am in that state of "being" is priceless. The simplicity of this technique allows me to enjoy every meditation practice! Finally doubts of “am I doing this right?” are gone! I am so happy that I invested in this class"
This meditation course truly changed my life. My thoughts are kinder. I feel more at peace in stressful situations. My brain fog is gone. I feel more present. And I know these are only the beginning stages of a life filled with more gratitude.
I'm more alert, calm, and most importantly I handle stress so much better. One thing Ellen taught me is that meditation is about maintenance - building that meditation practice into my self-care regimen has been CRITICAL to maintaining my mental health and resilience during this pandemic. I have been able to become so much more self-aware, and it has subtly improved my relationships with others, with myself, and my ability to handle stress. This is a tool I now have in my self-care toolbox for the rest of my life."
Like many others, I had heard of the benefits of meditation for quite some time and was always interested in trying the practice but never really committed myself to finding the time to do it. I found it all too easy to make excuses as to why I couldn’t start and I didn’t have anyone to hold me accountable. That’s where Ellen came in; her three-day workshop is just enough to get you started but not feel overwhelmed. Before I knew it, my body was actually begging me to meditate and it became my favorite time of the day. In this past week alone I ended up answering some questions about myself that I’d been asking for a very long time. I am so thankful for Ellen’s guidance and I truly feel that she’s given me the tools to change my own life. Don’t hesitate to give this a go! Let Ellen be the gentle nudge you’ve been needing to dive into meditation."