Do you know what is the ideal meditation technique for you?
Are you practicing in a way that is optimal for your unique personality and goals?
Do you feel there is more to meditation than what you are experiencing right now?
When most people think of meditation techniques, what comes to mind is either watching the breath, or repeating a mantra. Those techniques are great, and they do work for some people – but not for everyone.
Maybe those practices even “work ok” for you, but until you experience the richness of meditative practice, you can’t know if there isn’t a more effective technique out there for you.
The good news is that meditation is an incredibly vast and flexible practice. There is a great variety of methods developed by different contemplative traditions over more than 3,000 years. They were developed not because the monks were bored, but because different people have different needs and temperaments.
- may make you feel too passive; while others may energize you.
- make you feel more centered; while others make you feel more spaced-out and detached.
- are more suited to improve work performance; others may be better for exploring the spiritual dimension of meditation.
- are easier for people that are more visual by nature; while others go smoother for people that are predominantly auditory or kinaesthetic
So there is no “one size fits all” in meditation. Yet that is the way meditation is often taught. Most teachers and courses teach you only one or two techniques…
In fact, it is safe to say that there are as many meditation techniques as there are different types of sports and diets. Now imagine the problem if everyone is only taught either basketball or running… Or if everyone was given the same type of food, regardless of their tastes, blood type, and allergies…
Finding The Right Technique Is Essential
While most meditation techniques share a great number of common benefits, there is still a big difference between practicing a technique that works for you and practicing a technique that is optimal for you. Just like there is a big difference between an “ok job” and your ideal job, or an “ok apartment” and your ideal apartment.
One technique may allow you to experience the peace, focus, and the other benefits of meditation much more easily than others. It may feel more natural and more enjoyable. But you won’t discover which one it is unless you experience with a few of them, in a systematic way, with proper guidance and support.
In the past years I’ve been in a journey to research, experiment and discover the ideal technique for me. Along the way my meditation improved substantially, and I learned a lot of interesting things. Many of these are things that hardly anyone else talks about.
Anyone with the same amount of dedication, discipline, and motivation as me, could run the same experiments by themselves, unaided. However, digging through dozens of books, podcasts, and articles all on your own, traveling to retreats and visiting different masters is not a practical option for most people.
That is why I’ve decided to put all this experience and research into a step-by-step framework, so that you also can experience the richness of meditation styles, and take your practice to the next level.
My approach is non-sectarian, as always. All meditation techniques are equally good; but not all of them are equally good for you. Finding the right technique makes a big difference.
The Power of Meditation[You can skip this section if you already know how beneficial meditation is for you…]
Why is meditation so powerful and so needed? In a nutshell: because your mind is not always your friend. It often behaves like a mean boss.
Your mind is the most powerful tool you have. Your most personal tool. It’s where all your problems live. It is also where you can find solutions, inspiration, happiness, and other amazing things.
The problem is that the mind can often be unruly, noisy, distracted, and full of self-defeating thoughts and destructive emotions. Your mind tells you what it thinks is true or not; it tells you what to do, and how you should feel. It’s almost like it has its own separate agenda.
What is the result of this? Suffering, in a variety of forms.
Meditation is like pressing the pause button and stopping all this madness. It empowers you to see clearly what’s happening, and to understand yourself. With this you gain the ability to make better choices, to stop creating suffering for yourself and others, and to enjoy emotional well-being. You gradually develop mastery over the mind.
Millions of people meditate every day. Top performers in many different fields meditate. Why do they do that, and why should you?
Quite simply, because meditation helps you to:
- Reduce feelings of anxiety, stress, and being overwhelmed
- Get greater clarity of mind and perspective in life
- Turn off the mental chatter and experience peace of mind
- Feel emotionally well, centered, and happy.
- Become more resilient to challenges in relationships and life
- Be liberated from fears and needless worries
- Be less reactive, less irritable, less triggered
- Be more empowered to be yourself and manifest your potential
- Develop the ability to focus and avoid procrastination/distraction
- Accept yourself, accept others, and accept things you cannot change
- Grow and awaken spiritually
Imagine how your life would be if you could have more of that…
Meditation helps you improve your self-awareness, your ability to let go, and helps you gain mastery over your mind. That is why it facilitates all these changes.
Meditation is also a powerful cornerstone habit. Meditating daily makes it easier for you to have self-discipline and start other positive habits (like exercise, diet changes, reading, etc).
Master Your Mind – Intermediate Meditation Course
In this 40-day online course, I’ll take you through a journey of learning 10 different meditation techniques.
The main objective of this program is to guide you to experiment several styles of meditation, thus broadening your understanding of this practice, and allowing you to choose your ideal technique. For this purpose, I have carefully selected key practices of meditation that deal with different aspects of our life — body, mind, breathing, sound, sight, feeling, and consciousness.
This course is organized in 10 Modules, each with short and easy to follow lessons (typically two-page long). Each Module comes with a studio-quality guided meditation audio, and follows the exact same structure:
- First Day —> Technique explanation + Guided meditation
- Second Day—> Teaching or theory related to meditation
- Third Day —> Virtue development with the help of meditation
- Fourth Day —> Review & Absorb the previous lessons
In the third lesson of each module, you will learn how your meditation practice can help you to develop personal qualities such as courage, tranquillity, focus, joy, and wisdom. These lessons also include practical exercises to further increase these personal strengths.
So this course will help you:
- Explore 10 different types of meditation
- Choose the ideal technique for you
- Better integrate meditation in daily life through practices of breathing, acceptance, focus, witnessing, etc.
- Develop 10 key personal strengths (virtues) related to meditation
Who is this for?
Everyone looking to explore the depth and richness of meditation practice, learn new ways to meditate, and find the ideal technique for them.
This course is a sequel to Master Your Mind Beginners Course, which was focused on developing a solid meditation habit. The beginner’s course is not a pre-requisite for taking and benefiting from this one. However, if you have no experience with meditation, or struggle to practice it consistently, I recommend you take the beginner’s course first.
What Others Are Saying
Here is some feedback from students that graduated on Master Your Mind Beginners.
The course was incredibly helpful and showed me another side of meditation. It’s actually what has reignited my passion for meditation. As much as I initially liked Headspace, I was ready to take the next step in my practice.
Now meditation is part of my life. It’s the way I start my day now. It brings me clarity, serenity, and it helps me to center myself… which is really important because I have three kids, and things can get quite chaotic at times. I really needed this quiet time.
I love what you are doing in this program – it’s gonna help a lot of people. All the meditations are really good, and I liked how they progressed over time.
– Mindi Rosser (Marketing Expert, Chicago, USA)
There is a lot of content about meditation out there. Many books, sites, apps, and different techniques. I was confused about how exactly to get started, which technique to choose, and how to know if I was on the right track.
When I saw Giovanni was offering the Master Your Mind course, I jumped on the opportunity. The course was easy to follow, and every day I had a small taste of success, step after step. The entire approach matched my understanding of best practices for establishing a habit.
Now I am meditating every day, and I know much better what I am doing. I can also feel that I am developing a pause in my previously immediate reactions to situations. I can recall the meditative moment from the morning and let the desire to react pass. I now respond more thoughtfully. Taking this course was a great step in my journey, and I am grateful for it.
– Michael Soguero (Director of Professional Development at Eagle Rock School, Colorado, USA)
I wasn’t sure what to expect from your course, because I already am a mindful person by nature. I thought I wouldn’t get much out of it, but I did. I now know what paying attention is really like.
Now I have better tools for my meditation practice, to experiment things by myself. I have a better sense of what I’m doing. Before taking this course I would try apps and various things, but I wasn’t meditating consistently. I wasn’t sure if I was doing it right.
Starting my mornings with your meditation is a reminder that I don’t need to identify with my emotions, but I can experience them if I want to.
– William Nelli (Mortgage Marketing Analytics, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA)
Before going through your program, my understanding of meditation techniques was superficial. I knew that developing the habit and practicing consistently was the missing piece for me. That’s why I took your course.
Among other things, it helped me learn to forgive myself and accept my limitations. I also learned to have some compassion for myself and others.
I’d recommend this course to anyone that understands the value of a daily practice, and needs a more structured approach to meditation.
– Luca G. Soave (Cloud Computing Specialist, Milan, Italy)
I was looking to start meditation because I wanted to calm down my mind, be able to hear my true voice, and better control my emotions. And also wanted to learn to be more grateful and mindful.
This course helped me build the discipline I needed in meditation, and also gave me skills to deal with negative emotions.
I am now a more calm and mindful person. I became more aware of my emotional reactions. It’s like I can see the negative emotions coming up, but have some extra space inside of me to decide: “Ok, do I want this now?”
Thank you very much for the course. Thank you!
– Aliona Ogordniciuk (Assistant Relationship Manager; Switzerland)
Right before starting this course, a friend of mine had just passed away. Following this daily meditation program, with the gentle guidance of Giovanni, was exactly what I needed to go through these tough times. Mastering the mystery of breath is a blessing!
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– Ntathu Allen (Yoga teacher, UK)
Even though I’ve been meditating for years, there were several techniques I hadn’t tried, and I appreciated the chance to try them out. Even with some of the techniques I have used, like counting the breaths, your suggestions refreshed my technique.
All in all I thought it was a great course and I think beginning meditators would find it invaluable. You’ve managed to pull off something that has broad appeal but is grounded in serious practice and tradition. Great work! You’ve performed a real service for people.
– Chris Logan (Blogger at www.thenewmind.net ; Victoria, Canada)
I’ve been dealing with anxiety and PTSD since my husband passed away, and I’m also diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. My nerves have been so bad that even medication was not helping.
Following this course and meditating every morning has made quite a difference in how my day starts and continues throughout. I found a calmness within me that I didn’t know existed. There is a sense of peace seems to follow me through the day. My anxiety also calmed down. Now I can’t imagine not doing it every morning.
I knew meditation would help, but integrating this into my life has just been phenomenal. I’m just 10 days into the course and my goodness what a difference! I now love meditating. Meditation is truly one of the best things you could ever do for yourself.
– Kristie Stailey (Valdosta, Georgia USA)
I’ve learned so much about meditation with your course, and established a strong practice. The lessons were short, easy to follow, and well-paced. Everyday I was excited to receive the next lesson!
I followed your daily guidance without much effort and was so surprised to see that my practice had just become a part of my life. The techniques you teach feel much better than following the guided meditation CDs I have at home. This is the real thing! I would recommend the course to anyone.
I feel more centered and calmer now and am looking forward to what further shifts this will have in my life as I continue daily with what you have helped me create. I’m Truly grateful that you have developed and shared this course with all of us.
– Robynne Reed (Database Developer, South Africa)
I meditated daily for over two years. Three years ago during a difficult time in my life when I should have made my meditation practice stronger, I stopped abruptly.
During the last three years I tried several different programs to return to my meditation habit. Nothing worked, until your “Master Your Mind Meditation Course.”
– Rop Pieper (Restaurant Owner, Colorado USA)
After approximately two months of on and off with meditation, it became quite evident the need to find a technique that works for me in my journey of self. Because I truly enjoyed reading Giovanni’s articles, I decided to give his course a try.
I’m very much enjoying the program thus far! I actually wake up each morning looking forward to the next lesson. The instructions are extremely easy to follow – I love the simple approach to the 2-page instructions. It’s also nice that we have the audio option as well.
Giovanni certainly recognizes the struggles with those attempting to learn meditation, and obviously put significant time and effort elaborating this program. I’m grateful for this. His course is well mapped and is keeping me motivated.
– JR (Houston TX, USA)
I really like the way that you have presented this course. It is very well constructed, interesting and extremely inspirational. It encourages daily practice in a totally effective way. I have been looking for a meditation course that I can recommend to my own clients – and up until discovering yours, I had not found one that is suitable. Yours is excellent.
– Anne-Marie Swires (Psychotherapist and Coach, UK)
For more testimonials on my work and coaching, read here.
Meditation is an amazing practice which has the potential to give you so much, and create deep transformation in your life. But the journey is much smoother and more pleasant if you practice with the optimal technique for you.
Are you up for enriching your meditation practice, and finding your ideal technique?
Master Your Mind Intermediate Course is the perfect toolkit to take you there. If you join the course and follow some simple steps, 40 days from now your meditation practice will be richer, deeper, and you’ll feel more confident about what you are doing. You will also have grown in 10 other aspects in your life, with the specific tools I share in the course.
Your investment for this program is only 69 USD.
This is a one-off price, meaning there are no ongoing fees or subscriptions (unlike other programs out there).
With the enrollment you also get LIFETIME access (web & mobile) to:
LiveAndDare is already the web’s most popular non-sectarian meditation blog, and my meditation articles get tens of thousands of shares. Every week, I receive heartfelt personal emails from readers telling me how what I wrote impacted their life. So you know what to expect in terms of quality. You will not be disappointed.
If for any reason you are unhappy with the course, then I’ve got you covered with a 30-day money back guarantee. If you feel that this course has not met your expectations, you can ask for a full refund. The only thing I ask is that you have tried the course, and gone through at least the first three modules.
So if you think that there is even the slightest chance that this course can help you, then enroll right now. This way you can try the material over the next 30 days, and see if it’s right for you.
No guesswork needed. Zero risk.
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