WILLLIAM JACKSON PSYD

The Skillful Mind Program

Deepen Your Practice & Learn a Clear Method to Integrate Mindfulness

Enrolling until October 31st 2022

12-Week course to develop more meaningful, rewarding personal and professional relationships with more emotional resilience and mental fitness.

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Develop Interoception

The ability to turn our attention inward to understand our thoughts, feelings and emotions. practice. 

Find Acceptance

Observing our thoughts, feelings and behavior with curiosity and acceptance creates a safe space to process them.

Clarify Needs and Values

Acceptance allows us to understand and process our thoughts and feelings to find the clarity we seek.

Foster Authenticity

All these steps creates more space around difficult feelings and topics which creates more meaningful exchanges and relationships by communicating authentically.

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What is the program?

Course Structure

The Skillful Mind Program is a 12 week, 20+ Hour hybrid live and pre-recorded course focused on helping you learn a method for thoroughly integrating mindfulness into daily life for mental fitness and emotional resilience. 

You will have access to hours of videos, exercises, a community forum of resources, and live group meetings.

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Meet Your Guide

William Jackson, PsyD has spent the last 20 years studying and teaching mindfulness-based meditation. Dr. Jackson is a trained clinical health psychologist, founder of SkillfulMeans, and has researched and created mindfulness-based interventions with the National Institute of Health, The Benson Henry Institute of Mind-Body Medicine at MGH, Tufts University, The Center of Mindfulness and Compassion, and Harvard Medical School.

His teaching style incorporates core methods from Vietnamese Zen, Burmese Theravada, and contemporary evidence-based mindfulness practices. William began practicing Pa Auk Theravada tradition while on intensive forest retreats with 7,000+ hours of total time in retreat during his six years as a fully ordained Buddhist monk.

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Course Structure

Each week will cover a different topic, with short videos, writing exercises and meditation practices adding up to about 30 min- 1 hour of work each week, plus daily meditations.  We will explore weekly reflection questions and practice on our own and with accountability partners during the week. 

Each week we will discuss themes of the week and explore questions to deepen our practice,  teaching skills and in the live group call.

Book a call to discuss whether this program is a good fit...

 
If you’d like to get some clarity on how to deepen your own practice and apply it in a meaningful way to your life and relationships, set up a call with me to see if this program is a good fit for you. 
 
Scholarships are available, book a call to discuss. 
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“This course is about finding what makes you thrive as a person and pursuing it like you are going to die someday.”


― William Jackson

Of Studies Showed Meditation Significantly Reduces Anxiety for Majority of Patients

Reduction in Risk of Depression for Meditators

Week by Week Course Themes

Part 1. Foundations of Mindfulness

Week 1 - Orientation: The State of Things/Personal Definition of Well-being

  • Structure of the course and platform
  • The Four Noble Truths
  • What does the science say about how much to sit and for how long?
  • Your personal Anatomy of Wellbeing

Week 2 - Mind and Body are One:

  • The Integrated Nervous System
  • The wisdom vs science perspective of reality
  • Dealing with distractions
  • Applying meditation to personal priorities

Week 3 - Evolutionary Psychology as Context for Practice

  • Where we came from and where we are going
  • The experience of the default mode network vs a mindful brain
  • Anatomy of well-being our innate ability

Week 4 - Nerds: Ancient Technique & Research Models

  • Tradition and Religious Roots of Practice
  • The 8 Fold Noble Path
  • The 10 Perfections

Week 5 - Mindfulness in Daily Life

  • Who are you creating?
  • Stages of Integrating Mindfulness in your daily life


Part 2. Learning to love
 

Week 6 - Love

  • Metta and the network effect of positive emotion
  • Stages of the practice of Loving Kindness

Week 7 - Loving

  • Unconditional love
    The Four Brahma Viharas (Divine Abodes)
  • Creating Loving Conversation 

Week 8 - Personalizing Loving Kindness

  • Like a mother and her only child
  • Loving Kindness in action: Motivational Interviewing & Beginning Anew
  • Communicating with loved ones
      

Part 3. Looking Deeply, Seeing Clearly
 

Week 9 - Looking Deeply and Seeing Clearly: Body

  • Introduction to Vipassana
  • Kayanupassana: Mindfulness of The Body and Ultimate Materiality
  • Anatomy of Well-being: Body

Week 10 - Looking Deeply and Seeing Clearly: Feeling

  • Vedanupassana: Mindfulness of Feeling & responding vs reacting
  • Compactedness of Feeling
  • Anatomy of Well-being: Feeling

Week 11 - Looking Deeply and Seeing Clearly: Mind

  • Cittanupassana - Mindfulness of The Mind
  • Recognizing States of Mind
  • Reflections of the mind in environment and relationships

Week 12 - Looking Deeply and Seeing Clearly: Personal Truth

  • Relationships, values, habits and goals
  • Integrating Insights
  • Personal Dharma
  • Community Support

All SkillfulMeans Trainings Include Live and Digital Resources 

 Each of our trainings meet you where you are with your mindfulness practice to help you become a leader in your field and transform your personal relationships.

 

Included in the program:

  • Educational Teachings
    Weekly videos covering topics such as the physiology and psychology of meditation, Zen stories and applying meditation to your daily life.

  • Weekly Live Calls
    Get answers to burning questions about your practice and share success and struggles with fellow meditators on weekly calls.

  • Insight Journal 
    These are personal exercises to help you recognize insights and plan ways to bring this practice into your real life.

  • Partner Exercises
    Start creating your supportive community. Get paired with a partner to meet on a weekly basis to practice applying and teaching mindfulness skills and get personal feedback

    * If you are a mindfulness teacher, coach or therapist you will be paired with another person taking the course to share mindfulness with others. 

  •  Daily Meditation Recording Prompts
    Guided meditation recordings that build in a systematic program to get you steady clear results.

  • Community Platform
    Continue the conversation from our live meetings, access free challenges and resources from world-class meditation teachers and share your personal meditation experience and questions on our integrated platform.

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Frequently Asked Questions

"Absolutely amazing. The genuineness and curiourity and creativity is admirable. William's ability to take complicated processes and explain and apply them with ease is awesome. All the small different creative ways to do mindfulness is so helpful. He is also very real and makes you feel like you don’t have be an expert to do this!"

- Mindfulness Workshop Participant.

If you have any questions schedule a free Insight Call to learn more or join the next class.