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Mindfulness
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Foundations of Focus

Foundations of Focus is a 5 module mindfulness series designed to provide you with a solid physical foundation for mindfulness.Each module contains 4 videos, each working to expand your knowledge and practice, while providing you with practical exercises to add mindfulness to all areas of your life!

 

Each video in the series is approximately 15 minutes long, meaning that it fits perfectly into your morning, daytime or evening routine!

You can browse and access the videos below.  Note - a valid WellNorth membership will be required to access videos.

Module 1

Introduction

This is the introduction to the series that explores topics such as anchoring, drawing down and breathing.  Click on a video below to view the video. 

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Part I:

The Mindfulness Anchor

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Part II:

Drawing Down

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Part III:

Dynamic Equilibrium

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Part IV:
Marriage of Opposites

Module 2

Module 1 - Eating

Module 1 builds on the skills learned in module 1 and teaches how to apply them and also find mindfulness in the act of eating.  This can help in achieving many health goals.

Note - it is highly recommended that you complete Module 1 before beginning this module.

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Part I:

Body Scan

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Part II:

Body Steadiness

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Part III:

Diaphragmatic Breathing

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Part IV:
2-to-1 Breathing

Module 3

Module 2 - Moving

Module 2 uses the skills learned in Module 1 and teaches how movement can be a mindful practice, increase focus and more.  Paul teaches you some very practical and useful ways to move mindfully throughout your day.

Note - it is highly recommended that you complete Module 1 before beginning this module.

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Part I:

Walking Meditation

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Part II:

Movement Meditation

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Part III:

Complete Breath

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Part IV:
Ocean Breath

Module 4

Module 3 - Sleeping

Module 3 builds on the skills learned in Module 1 and teaches how you can improve your sleep - both the speed you fall asleep at and the quality of your sleep.  This can result in improved health, reduced illness, and increased energy and focus!

Note - it is highly recommended that you complete Module 1 before beginning this module.

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Part I:

Turning the Wheel

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Part II:

Contract/Relax

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Part III:

Lights Out, Melatonin On

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Part IV:

Temperature Check

Module 5

Module 4 - Breathing 

Module 4 brings it all together by coming back to your breath.  This module will reinforce success tips and teach you new skills and understandings to continue your mindfulness practice.

Note - it is highly recommended that you complete Module 1 before beginning this module.

Meet Paul
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Part I:

The Virtuous Mean

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Part II:

Breath Control = Emotional Control

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Part III:

Breath Control = Willpower

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Part IV:

Breath Control = Life Control

About your Mindfulness Coach - Paul Larmer

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When one door closes, another one opens. When Paul Larmer received his rejection letter from medical school, his inner voice told him, “Disease isn’t in the textbooks. Disease is in the people. To understand disease, study people.” This opened the door to Paul’s second education, studying how people’s thoughts and feelings affected their bodies. Paul applies his expertise in counselling, mindfulness, personal training and massage to understand where you are now and take you to where you want to go, with your health and in your life.

 

Likely the only Reverend and personal trainer you’ll ever meet, Paul is a one-stop shop for true health – mind, body and spirit. In addition to working for LIV North, Paul founded, MindBuilder Meditation Training Institute where he offers stress management, mindfulness, and meditation teacher training to free people from dysfunction and unleash the power of their own unique mind. Paul resides in Calgary where he enjoys exploring the outdoors with his wife and two teenage kids.

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