Follow my newsletter: Implementing Mindfulness Meditation in the Workplace

My journey from being a stressed out corporate worker, to getting cancer, to discovering the joy and strength of mindfulness meditation, to dedicating my life to spreading meditation to as many people in the world as possible has culminated into The Calm Monkey.

My life’s purpose is crystal clear: 

To help people create a better experience of life through mindfulness meditation.

 

In order to reach as many people as I can in the world, I know I cannot do this alone.  This is why I started The Calm Monkey to:

Train experienced meditators to become Mindfulness Meditation Facilitators in the workplace or community.

 

There is a gap existing in the world today – many people who meditate are eager to share their experience with others and provide a way to practice together, but they don’t want to become a ‘meditation teacher’.   That was exactly how I felt in 2011, so I now help others who are in that position, and it is the most fulfilling work of my life.

 

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Learn to become a mindfulness meditation facilitator with an easy, practical online course, toolkit and ongoing learning.

 

If you would like to sign-up for my newsletter to hear about this topic, I would be honored to have you on the list. 

To learn about becoming a facilitator, please visit TheCalmMonkey.com.

Warm regards,

~Wendy Quan, Founder, The Calm Monkey.

 

My life these days – spreading meditation worldwide

It’s been a very long time since I have blogged on WordPress, since these days my life is very full helping to spread mindfulness meditation as much as possible in the world.

A number of years ago, I saw how people could create a more calmer and joyful life if they discovered this practice.  I mustered up the courage, and I quit my corporate career to dedicate my life to doing this.  It’s very hard work, but the most enjoyable ‘work’ I have done in my lifetime.

I know I’m only one person.  So how can I reach the world?  The only way, and the best way, is to harness the passion of other meditators who want to make a difference in the world.  I help them gain the skills and confidence to offer this to their workplace or communities, so the ripple effect goes wide.

I don’t teach these wonderful people how to meditate, instead, I teach them how to share their experience with others and the logistical and operational side of doing this in a credible, respected and engaging way.  Then they can introduce a program in a way that makes sense for business, too.

My life is quite an adventure these days, doing speaking engagements around North America and teaching individuals and organizations worldwide.  I am truly blessed to be able to do this.  Much gratitude here  🙂

My clients are amazing individuals around the world, and I have been blessed to work with organizations such as Google, the government of Dubai, the Cincinnati Health Department, University of British Columbia, and the list goes on . . .

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Speaking about mindfulness meditation in the workplace

If you are a passionate meditator who wants to help others discover and practice mindfulness meditation, I invite you to read more:  www.TheCalmMonkey.com.  Maybe you would like to make a positive difference in this world, too  🙂

Warm regards,

~Wendy Quan, Founder, The Calm Monkey.

 

Why do people meditate?

ubc-nitobeWant to know why people meditate? Have a look at my guest article in this month’s UBC Healthy newsletter.  @HealthyUBC.

 

 

How combining meditation and change management began

meditation_change_management_resiliencyIncreasing personal and organizational change resiliency by combining mindfulness meditation with change management expertise – on the surface, this doesn’t even make sense.

I was asked to tell my story because it is unusual.

The global Association of Change Management Professionals’ (ACMP) Vancouver chapter was curious about how a cancer diagnosis led to creating mindfulness meditation in the workplace. This happened in 2011 which was a time that was pretty bold to do so.  Then, this turned into unveiling and documenting the business benefits of this unique combination.

With much gratitude, it has become an honour to help people discover the important life practices of mindfulness and meditation.

Warmest wishes,

~Wendy Quan, founder, The Calm Monkey.

The Calm MonkeyTheCalmMonkey is an innovator in training and certifying passionate meditators to become mindfulness meditation facilitators in their workplace or community, and helps organizations implement self-sustaining mindfulness programs. The first and only online and in person training of its kind.

Help The Calm Monkey win the Best Community Impact award!

With much gratitude, The Calm Monkey is nominated for the Small Business BC’s annual ‘Best Community Impact Award’.

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The Calm Monkey is an innovator in training and certifying passionate meditators to become mindfulness meditation facilitators in their workplace or community, and helps organizations implement self-sustaining mindfulness programs. The first and only online and in person training of its kind.

As the world increasingly discovers the benefits of mindfulness and meditation, The Calm Monkey needs to grow to meet the demands.

Please help us pass the first hurdle for this award by voting here.  This will help us reach and help more people in the world.

With much gratitude,

~Wendy Quan, of The Calm Monkey.

 

Join an innovative meditation study!

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Join my meditation study

Are you going through a change that you are finding challenging?  If so, perfect!  You are invited to join an easy, free experiment that is likely going to help you through your change.

What would you do in this study?  A simple, specific guided meditation for 15 minutes, at least 3 times over the next couple of weeks. Then answer a quick survey for me.  That’s all!

Why?  I have done this meditation live with groups and it showed to help 83% of the participants more positively and resiliently go through their change. You can benefit too through a guided meditation recording.  This meditation has been recommended by Dr. Andrew Miki, clinical psychologist.

Is it free?  Yes, it’s free and to thank you for participating, you are welcome to have both the 15 minute and 5 minute versions of this Dealing with Change guided meditation recording. My only request is that you not download the recording unless you participate in this study.

When do you start?  You need to start now, as the deadline to do this meditation at least 3 times ends on November 30, 2016.

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Please invite your friends!  Share this as everyone is welcome to join in.

~Wendy Quan, of The Calm Monkey.

The Calm Monkey is an innovator in training and certifying passionate meditators to become mindfulness meditation facilitators in their workplace or community, and helps organizations implement self-sustaining mindfulness programs. The first and only online and in person training of its kind.

 

 

Guided meditations for the workplace

Just released – guided meditations for work!

These 15 minute guided meditation recordings are perfect for your breaks at work.  Treat yourself or a stress-out coworker to these meditations specifically tailored to help make your work life more enjoyable. These can also be used in your personal life, too.

Please enjoy an introductory price of 30% off the recordings.

Meditations for the workplaceHere are the titles:

  1. Reducing Stress. Reduce stress through a mindful body scan, cultivating a sense of peace.

  2. Reducing Anxiety. Calm anxiety by getting grounded and knowing that all is okay.

  3. Reducing Feeling Overwhelmed. Feel more space and lightness when there is too much to do and not enough time.

  4. Dealing with Change. Create a better experience through a difficult change, even when the circumstances remain unchanged.

  5. Breathing Freely. Tune in and allow your body to receive the type of breath you need in this moment to improve your state of being.

Many people have been enjoying The Calm Monkey’s professionally crafted guided meditations since 2014.  These same recordings have been provided to organizations and individuals who graduate from The Calm Monkey’s Mindfulness Meditation Facilitator Training course, so they can lead meditation sessions for others.

All meditations have been written by Wendy Quan of The Calm Monkey who is a certified organizational change manager, conference speaker, and a the pioneering industry leader who teaches and certifies passionate meditators to become successful mindfulness meditation facilitators.

“Helping to create a better experience of life”

Wishing you a peaceful day.

~Wendy Quan, of The Calm Monkey.