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MEDITATION . COMMUNITY . SOCIAL IMPACT

IT TAKES JUST 10 MINUTES A DAY TO TRANSFORM YOUR MIND...AND THE WORLD

LEARN MINDFULNESS MEDITATION

with the world’s best teachers

LEARN MINDFULNESS MEDITATION

WITH THE WORLD’S BEST TEACHERS

Would you like to...

1.Build resilience?

2.Get better at managing your emotions

3.Better manage your stress?

4.Boost your happiness?

5.Find more focus in your life?

6.Be more courageous and less anxious

7.Quiet your mind

8.Reduce the worry and mind chatter

9.Make a positive difference in the lives of others?

ENTER
MINDFUL IN MAY...

Ready to set aside 10 minutes a day to transform your life?

Turn meditation into a habit this May by dedicating your month to a greater cause.

Mindful in May is a transformative one month online mindfulness program which brings together the world’s best meditation teachers, wellbeing experts and neuroscientists to teach you the tools to transform your mind towards greater well-being and happiness – all whilst giving you the chance to transform the lives of others living in poverty.

Take the ten minute a day, research backed Mindful in May meditation challenge this May and receive a program that will transform your life AND at the same time help raise funds to bring clean water to those in need in developing countries.

This program is ideal if you...

Want to become more confident, courageous and calm

Have a tendency to get stressed or have racing thoughts that can overwhelm you

Want to control your emotions and not get so easily triggered

Want to reduce the worry and reduce the mind chatter

Have tried meditation but haven’t been able to make it a regular habit and feel the longlasting benefits of a calm, clear mind

Need more support than a meditation app can give you and value being part of a community

Want to learn a tool that is sustainable, long-lasting and will strengthen your resilience and ability to cope in the most stressful situations

Lead a busy life & have no more than 10 minutes a day to meditate

Mindful meditation has brought me much joy – I’m far happier, more loving and kind. I can’t recommend this program more highly to kick start your practice.
VICTORIA STRONG

THE CAUSE

One in ten people don’t have access to clean water

Each year we’re helping to fight that disturbing statistic by raising funds to build clean water projects in developing countries. Mindful in May is a social enterprise that partners with the not for profit, charity: water based in the USA who uses 100% of donations to build water projects in developing countries. Donations are only tax deductible if you are based in the USA.
This is our impact so far…

MAKE A DIFFERENCE THIS MAY

HOST AND FOUNDER OF MINDFUL IN MAY, DR ELISE BIALYLEW

Elise Bialylew is author of bestselling book, The Happiness Plan and founder of Mindful in May, the world’s largest online global mindfulness fundraising campaign that teaches thousands of people each year to meditate, while raising funds to build clean water projects in the developing world. A doctor trained in psychiatry, turned social entrepreneur and mindfulness expert, she’s passionate about supporting individuals and organisations to develop inner tools for greater wellbeing and flourishing, and offers workshops and training at The Mind Life Project. Her work has featured in the Huffington Post, New York Times, and on Australian Television.

If we wish to be healthy, happy and clear-minded, we need to upgrade our “inner technology”of attention to meet the demands of our increasingly complex world. That's where mindfulness comes in..
DR ELISE BIALYLEW

IN THE MEDIA

Hear more about Mindful In May...
Listen to this ABC Radio interview with Dr Elise

Listen to Elise talking about Mindful In May & the latest science around mindfulness

GUEST EXPERTS FEATURED IN THE
MINDFUL IN MAY PROGRAM:

Daniel Goleman

Richie Davidson

Named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME magazine, Dr Richard Davidson, PhD., is a researcher at the University of Wisconsin and a pioneer in the exciting frontier of mind-body medicine. His best-known work focuses on neuroplasticity, the capacity of the brain to develop and change throughout life. His latest book is The Emotional Life of Your Brain: How Its Unique Patterns Affect the Way You Think, Feel, and Live--and How You Can Change Them.

Rick Hanson

Rick Hanson

Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist and New York Times best-selling author. His books include Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing and Mother Nurture. Founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom and on the Advisory Board of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkley, he's been an invited speaker at Oxford, Stanford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide.

Richard Chambers

Richard Chambers

Dr. Richard Chambers is a clinical psychologist and internationally recognized expert in mindfulness. He has published The Art of Mindful Origami​ and two previous books, Mindful Learning and Mindful Relationships. He is regularly interviewed by mainstream media and consults for a growing number of businesses, sports clubs, healthcare organizations and educational institutions. Richard is spearheading a world-first, university-wide mindfulness initiative at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. He is also one of the developers of Smiling Mind, a free mindfulness app with over 1 million downloads.

Tenzin Palmo

Tenzin Palmo

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo (born 1943) is a bhikṣuṇī in the Drukpa Lineage of the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. She is an author, teacher and founder of the Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery in Himachal Pradesh, India. She is best known for being one of the very few Western yoginis trained in the East, having spent twelve years living in a remote cave in the Himalayas, three of those years in strict meditation retreat.

Tara Brach

Tara Brach

Tara Brach is a leading Western teacher of Buddhist meditation, emotional healing and spiritual awakening. She has practiced and taught meditation for over 35 years, with an emphasis on mindfulness meditation. Tara is the senior teacher and founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington and author several books on meditation and spiritual awakening.

Chris Germer

Chris Germer

Christopher Germer, PhD is a clinical psychologist specializing in mindfulness and compassion-based psychotherapy. He is a founding member of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, a clinical instructor in psychology at Harvard Medical School, author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion, and co-editor of Mindfulness and Psychotherapy and Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy: Deepening Mindfulness in Clinical Practice. Dr. Germer lectures and conducts workshops internationally on the art and science of mindful self-compassion.

Michael Merzenich

Michael Merzenich

Dr. Michael Merzenich is the pioneer of neuroplasticity – the brain’s ability to change and adapt. Having published more than 150 peer reviewed articles and being bestowed in 2016 with the Kavli Prize (one of the world’s top neuroscience prizes), it’s fair to say Dr Merzenich is perhaps the most recognisable figure in brain plasticity today and contributes a breadth of knowledge to how we develop competence through experience and learning. You can read more about Dr Merzenichs’ work in his book, Soft-Wired: How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Can Change Your Life.

Michael Bunting

Michael Bunting

Michael is the founder of prominent leadership consultancy WorkSmart Australia and The Mindful Leader – an online portal for all things Mindfulness and Mindful Leadership.

He has trained and coached thousands of leaders - from CEOs to front-line corporate leaders – with a client-base that includes numerous global multinationals.

He is also the bestselling author of The Mindful Leader and A Practical Guide to Meditation, and co-author of Extraordinary Leadership in Australia and New Zealand.

Parker Palmer

Parker Palmer

Parker J. Palmer is a world-renowned writer, speaker and activist who focuses on issues in education, community, leadership, spirituality and social change. He is the Founder and Senior Partner Emeritus of the Center for Courage & Renewal, and has written nine books, including Let Your Life Speak, The Courage to Teach, A Hidden Wholeness, and Healing the Heart of Democracy. His latest book, Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit, was chosen by Spirituality & Practice as one of the best books of 2011 on contemplation and social activism.

Timothea Goddard

Timothea Goddard

Timothea Goddard is recognised as a pioneer in bringing MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) to Australia over the past 14 years and is certified with the Center for Mindfulness, UMass. Timothea has worked in private practice for 30 years as a psychotherapist, and educator, having trained in humanistic, psychodynamic and body-based psychotherapy. She is Director of Training with the Mindfulness Training Institute - Australia and New Zealand and in this capacity is driving excellence in the training of mindfulness teachers in the region.

Dan Siegel

Dan Siegel

An award winning educator, Dr. Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. Dr. Siegel is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational organization that focuses on how the development of mindsight in individuals, families and communities can be enhanced by examining the interface of human relationships and basic biological processes. His New York Times bestseller Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human (Norton, 2016) offers a deep exploration of our mental lives as they emerge from the body and our relations to each other and the world around us.

Chantal Pierrat

Chantal Pierrat

Chantal is the Founder/CEO of Emerging Women & Emerging Women Live. Her mission is to empower women to lead impactful lives through transformative, female leadership.Prior to Emerging Women, Chantal served on the executive team as the VP of Sales and Marketing for Sounds True, a multimedia publishing company focused on spirituality, personal growth, and holistic living where she spearheaded the successful launch of the Wake Up Festival, Sounds True’s first annual national event with over 25 speakers and 800 attendees. Chantal is also the creator of SoulSweat™, a dynamic dance program that combines structured choreography with wild abandonment.

Stephen Porges

Stephen Porges

Stephen W. Porges is a leading neuroscientist, "Distinguished University Scientist" at the Kinsey Institute and professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of North Carolina. Prior to moving to North Carolina, Professor Porges directed the Brain-Body Center in the department of psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He was a recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Development award and was awarded a patent on a methodology to describe neural regulation of the heart.

Shauna Shapiro

Shauna Shapiro

Shauna L. Shapiro, PhD, is a Professor of Psychology at Santa Clara University and an internationally recognised expert in mindfulness. Dr Shapiro has recently featured at TedX with her talk "The Power of Mindfulness: What You Practice Grows Stronger" and has been featured by many media outlets, such as: Wired magazine, USA Today, Dr. Oz, the Huffington Post, Yoga Journal, and the American Psychologist.You can find out more about her work in her critically acclaimed books The Art and Science of Mindfulness and Mindful Discipline: A loving approach to setting limits and raising an emotionally intelligent child.

Roshi Joan Halifax

Roshi Joan Halifax

Roshi Joan Halifax, Ph.D., is a Buddhist teacher, Zen priest, anthropologist, and pioneer in the field of end-of-life care. She is Founder, Abbot, and Head Teacher of Upaya Institute and Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She received her Ph.D. in medical anthropology in 1973 and has lectured on the subject of death and dying at many academic institutions and medical centers around the world. She received a National Science Foundation Fellowship in Visual Anthropology, was an Honorary Research Fellow in Medical Ethnobotany at Harvard University, and was a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Library of Congress. Her forthcoming book, Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet, is to be released on May 1, 2018.

Steve Hayes

Steve Hayes

Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D, is a clinical psychologist and Nevada Foundation Professor at the University of Nevada. He is an author of 44 books, almost 600 scientific articles, the developer of Relational Frame theory and has guided its extension to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a popular evidence-based form of psychotherapy that uses mindfulness, acceptance and values based methods. If that wasn’t enough, Google Scholar ranks him among the top 1,500 most cited scholars in all areas of study (living or dead). His book, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Second Edition: The Process and Practice of Mindful Change, describes flexible and innovative ways to cultivate psychological flexibility.

Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel

Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel

Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel is a Buddhist author and teacher who has studied and practiced in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition for twenty-five years. Elizabeth’s book, The Logic of Faith – A Buddhist Approach to Finding Certainty Beyond Belief & Doubt, encourages readers to experience the reciprocity at the heart of the universe.

Kate James

Kate James

Kate James has spent the past sixteen years working as a coach, meditation teacher, mindfulness speaker and retreat facilitator. She is also the author of four best-selling personal development books including Believe in Yourself and Be Mindful. Kate works with clients to help them increase self-awareness, build confidence and gain clarity about their career and life direction. She has practised meditation herself for over 24 years and she now shares her meditations for free on the Insight Timer app.

Sara Lazar

With a PhD in microbiology at Harvard University, Dr. Lazar has led numerous scientific studies. Her most notable research observes changes in the brain, also known as neuroplasticity in long-term meditators under Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Dr. Lazar’s research has been covered by numerous news organizations including The New York Times, USA Today, Time Magazine, CNN, ABC Evening News, National Public Radio, WebMD, and the Huffington Post.

Mark Nepo

Mark Nepo moved and inspired readers and seekers all over the world with his #1 New York Times bestseller The Book of Awakening. Beloved as a poet, teacher, and storyteller, Mark has been called “one of the finest spiritual guides of our time,” “a consummate storyteller,” and “an eloquent spiritual teacher.” His work is widely accessible and used by many and his books have been translated into more than twenty languages. A bestselling author, he has published eighteen books and recorded thirteen audio projects. In 2015, he was given a Life-Achievement Award by AgeNation. And in 2016, he was named by Watkins: Mind Body Spirit as one of the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People, and was also chosen as one of OWN’s SuperSoul 100, a group of inspired leaders using their gifts and voices to elevate humanity. Recent work includes The One Life We’re Given (Atria, 2016), Inside the Miracle (Sounds True), selected by Spirituality & Health Magazine as one of the top ten best books of 2015, The Endless Practice (Atria).

BJ Fogg

Dr. BJ Fogg directs the Persuasive Tech Lab at Stanford University. A psychologist and innovator, his work empowers people to think clearly about the psychology of persuasion and behvaviour change — and then to convert those insights into real-world outcomes. BJ has created a new model of human behavior change, which guides research and design. He has taught thousands of people around the world how to create habits that last. He is the author of Persuasive Technology: Using Computers to Change What We Think and Do, a book that explains how computers can motivate and influence people. Fortune Magazine selected BJ Fogg as one of the “10 New Gurus You Should Know”.

Daniel Goleman

Dan Goleman is an internationally known psychologist and science journalist. He is co-founder of the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning at the University of Illinois in Chicago. He is also a board member of the Mind & Life Institute. He currently co-directs the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations at Rutgers University. As a science journalist, Dr. Goleman was awarded the Washburn Award. He was also awarded the Lifetime Career Award from the American Psychologists Association and was made a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has authored many books, the most lauded of which is Emotional Intelligence in 1995 which was on the New York Times Bestseller List for a year and a half. His latest book is Altered Traits: science reveals how meditation changes your mind, brain and body.

THE CHALLENGE

STEP 1
JOIN WAITLIST

Register to receive access to the world class, one month online mindfulness program starting May 1st delivered daily to your inbox. Take the challenge to meditate 10 minutes a day during May. The registration fee gets you access to the online program for 30 days and is not a donation.

STEP 2

Make a donation or fundraise to stay motivated to meditate every day in May. This year it only takes $50
to bring clean safe drinking water to one person for life!

NB: donations are optional and only tax deductible if you are based in the USA.

STEP 3

Be inspired and transformed by the one month program including audio guided meditations and video interviews with global experts in mindfulness and wellbeing.

STEP 4

Experience the benefits of a regular meditation practice AND know you’ve literally saved lives through your fundraising or donation to the cause. It’s a win, win.

WHEN YOU REGISTER FOR MINDFUL IN MAY YOU’LL RECEIVE...

WEEKLY MODULES

Weekly modules including video interviews and audio guided meditations addressing different areas of mindfulness

DAILY LESSONS

Access to a private membership platform to listen to the teachings 24/7 across the month of May

FACEBOOK REMINDERS

Optional daily facebook messages to help you develop a habit of meditation and provide you with extra support

SIMPLE EXERCISES

Simple mindful exercises that you can squeeze into the busiest day to create more calm and focus

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS

with some of the world’s best experts in mindfulness and wellbeing bringing you tips and tools to transform your life

GUIDED MEDITATIONS

To use throughout the month (one a week to download and keep forever)

DIGITAL JOURNAL

A digital meditation journal to keep track of your progress

COMMUNITY

Access to the facebook community to connect with other MIMsters, share your discoveries and challenges, and be supported by this community of like minded meditators making a difference

DAILY EMAILS

Daily reminder emails to keep you on track

Clear mind for you,
clean water for others.

Learn from world leading mindfulness teachers this May and make a positive difference in the world.

Register to join Mindful In May before May 1st

MODULES

MODULES

Week One:

Create a mindful brain for greater focus and reduced stress

You will learn:

  • What mindfulness is and how it can enhance your daily life?
  • How mindfulness can literally transform your brain for the better, so that you can start changing your brain from the inside out (once you’ve heard this you’ll be motivated to practice every day)
  • The cutting edge science on mindfulness (what is true and what is hype)
  • How to overcome the impossible task of stopping your thoughts (hint: it involves not trying to stop your thoughts!)
  • Powerful tools to help you overcome the biggest meditation and mindfulness obstacles so that you can experience the benefit of a mind that is balance, clear and present
  • How to use your brain to its greatest capacity and train it to be more effective and creative
  • How to use mindfulness techniques to reduce the worry and anxiety in your life
  • Practices to build more resilience, courage and confidence
  • The science of resilience and how to build greater resilience to manage the inevitable stresses of life
  • The most important piece of advice to help you get the real benefits of mindfulness

Rick Hanson
+  Read More

Daniel Goleman
+  Read More

Richard Chambers
+  Read More

Sara Lazar
+  Read More

Week Two:

Build greater resilience and manage your emotions

You will learn:

  • How to become more focused so that you can perform at your peak and thrive under pressure
  • The secret to turning mindfulness meditation into a regular habit to feel lifelong benefits
  • How to let go of your inner critic and be more kind to yourself (in a way that does NOT compromise your productivity)
  • How to tune into flow and live aligned to your purpose
  • How mindfulness can help you get clearer on your values and make better decisions
  • How to use your breath to significantly reduce your stress levels

BJ Fogg
+  Read More

Michael Merzenich
+  Read More

Timothea Goddard
+  Read More

Chris Germer
+  Read More

Week Three:

Mindfulness for greater effectiveness and impact

You will learn:

  • Powerful practices to enhance positive emotions
  • A powerful, simple practice to support you to be more present and respond more wisely in daily life
  • A practice which will transform how you work and help you become kinder to yourself and build greater self-compassion
  • How mindfulness can make you a better leader
  • The common challenges that arise when beginning mindfulness meditation (and the tried and true techniques to overcome these obstacles)
  • Powerful ways mindfulness can help you control your emotions
  • How to bring mindfulness into your work life for greater effectiveness

Parker Palmer
+  Read More

Chantal Pierrat
+  Read More

Tenzin Palmo
+  Read More

Michael Bunting
+  Read More

Week Four:

Nourish Yourself and Build Resilience

You will learn:

  • A powerful tool for managing emotional reactivity and improving your relationships
  • A powerful practice to help you stay anchored to gratitude and love
  • How to bring mindfulness into your life to experience greater compassion and make a difference in the world
  • Crucial cutting edge science that explains how your nervous system works and simple tools to promote greater calm and relaxation (even in the midst of chaos and pressure)
  • A practice that can help you uncover your purpose in your life and get clear on your vision and path to greater happiness
  • A mindfulness practice to build greater courage and manage difficult emotions
  • Transformative teachings on how to turn your vision and goals into a reality that fulfills you
  • Practices to support your deepest flourishing and happiness

Dan Siegel
+  Read More

Shauna Shapiro
+  Read More

Roshi Joan Halifax
+  Read More

Stephen Porges
+  Read More

Mark Nepo
+  Read More

BONUS PACK

Get two bonus interviews to help you deepen your mindfulness practice:

Fleet Maul
Fleet Maull is an author, meditation teacher, management consultant, end of life care educator, and social activist working for peace, prison reform, and social transformation. He is a senior teacher (acharya) in the Shambhala Meditation community and senior priest (sensei) in the Zen Peacemaker movement.

You’ll learn:

How mindfulness can support social change
How mindfulness can support radical personal transformation (you will hear Fleet’s personal story of how he transformed from a prison inmate to a world leading meditation teacher)
How mindfulness of the body can support healing from trauma
How to work with the resistance that comes up in meditation practice

Paul Gilbert
Paul Gilbert, Ph.D., is head of the Mental Health Research Unit as well as Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Derby. He was made a fellow of the British Psychological Society for contributions to psychological knowledge in 1993 and was president of the British Association for Cognitive and Behavioural
Psychotherapy in 2003.

You’ll learn:

What is compassion and why it’s important for your wellbeing
Why being self critical is harmful to your health
How to develop a kinder relationship with yourself
A powerful technique to support greater self compassion

WHAT PAST PARTICIPANTS SAY

“BEING GUIDED THROUGH MINDFUL IN MAY TO MEDITATE FOR TEN MINUTES IS VERY DOABLE IN THIS BUSY LIFE AND YOU STILL GET THE BENEFITS…”

I think Mindful in May is fabulous! Anything that promotes peace of mind and benefits people who are in need at the same time is a brilliant idea. I am prone to shocking anxiety and meditation has really helped with that. I just passed my 300 day mark since I started meditating regularly with Mindful in May. That really kick started it for me — consistency has always been my problem. Being guided through Mindful in May to meditate for ten minutes is very doable in this busy life and you still get the benefits
~ Magda Szubanski

“The content is fantastic, I was worried I would get lost in it being a beginner but I’ve been so engaged and got a lot out of each one. ”

I have found greater calm, an awareness of myself & those around me and a space to clear my mind when days are stressful. I’ve loved & appreciated your guidance, the guided meditations have been great and the interviews have been so informative & valuable. The content is fantastic, I was worried I would get lost in it being a beginner but I’ve been so engaged and got a lot out of each one. I like to know how things work, so the approach has been brilliant.
~ Melanie Duve

“By bringing mindfulness into my daily routine, I have seen significant improvements in my overall wellbeing”

I confess I was a cynic about meditation and mindfulness. But after my husband died suddenly in 2014, and I was confronted with night after night of terrible insomnia, when a friend suggested I give mindful in may a go I thought “what have I got to lose in committing 10 minutes a day to something?” and the charitable element of the project meant that someone out there had something very big to gain! What I found was that far from losing anything, I gained back not just the capacity to sleep but also an awareness of the extraordinary power in mindfulness and meditation to promote both good physical and mental health. My sleep improved, symptoms of a chronic physical health condition improved and I felt more alert and capable to deal with the craziness of everyday life. Using the Mindful in May’s practical and accessible programming provided me with not just a daily mindfulness tool but also an awareness of the scientific research that
provides the evidence for it. By bringing mindfulness into my daily routine, I have seen significant improvements in my overall wellbeing.
~ Fiona Grimwald

“ I think the daily practices made a big difference to my wellbeing and enabled me to reduce my anxiety...”

I signed up for MIM 2015 without quite knowing what to expect exactIy. I had started meditating at work with some colleagues, but it was only a weekly practice. I think the daily practices made a big difference to my wellbeing and enabled me to reduce my anxiety (in particular work-related). I found that I was looking forward to that quiet time in my sometimes hectic days. The meditation tracks were great – my favourite is the breath and sound meditation. I use this technique by myself very often – in the train on my way home from work for example. And I really liked the interviews. Whilst I couldn’t quite keep up with them (there are a lot), I have since watched all but 2 I think. They are extremely informative and inspiring. Unfortunately life just tends to get in the way and I am really looking forward to MIM 2017 for a renewd daily dose of inspiration, quiet and energy.
~ Katia Bratieres

“BEING GUIDED THROUGH MINDFUL IN MAY TO MEDITATE FOR TEN MINUTES IS VERY DOABLE IN THIS BUSY LIFE AND YOU STILL GET THE BENEFITS…”

I think Mindful in May is fabulous! Anything that promotes peace of mind and benefits people who are in need at the same time is a brilliant idea. I am prone to shocking anxiety and meditation has really helped with that. I just passed my 300 day mark since I started meditating regularly with Mindful in May. That really kick started it for me — consistency has always been my problem. Being guided through Mindful in May to meditate for ten minutes is very doable in this busy life and you still get the benefits
~ Magda Szubanski

“The content is fantastic, I was worried I would get lost in it being a beginner but I’ve been so engaged and got a lot out of each one. ”

I have found greater calm, an awareness of myself & those around me and a space to clear my mind when days are stressful. I’ve loved & appreciated your guidance, the guided meditations have been great and the interviews have been so informative & valuable. The content is fantastic, I was worried I would get lost in it being a beginner but I’ve been so engaged and got a lot out of each one. I like to know how things work, so the approach has been brilliant.
~ Melanie Duve

“ I think the daily practices made a big difference to my wellbeing and enabled me to reduce my anxiety...”

I signed up for MIM 2015 without quite knowing what to expect exactIy. I had started meditating at work with some colleagues, but it was only a weekly practice. I think the daily practices made a big difference to my wellbeing and enabled me to reduce my anxiety (in particular work-related). I found that I was looking forward to that quiet time in my sometimes hectic days. The meditation tracks were great – my favourite is the breath and sound meditation. I use this technique by myself very often – in the train on my way home from work for example. And I really liked the interviews. Whilst I couldn’t quite keep up with them (there are a lot), I have since watched all but 2 I think. They are extremely informative and inspiring. Unfortunately life just tends to get in the way and I am really looking forward to MIM 2017 for a renewd daily dose of inspiration, quiet and energy.
~ Katia Bratieres

“By bringing mindfulness into my daily routine, I have seen significant improvements in my overall wellbeing”

I confess I was a cynic about meditation and mindfulness. But after my husband died suddenly in 2014, and I was confronted with night after night of terrible insomnia, when a friend suggested I give mindful in may a go I thought “what have I got to lose in committing 10 minutes a day to something?” and the charitable element of the project meant that someone out there had something very big to gain! What I found was that far from losing anything, I gained back not just the capacity to sleep but also an awareness of the extraordinary power in mindfulness and meditation to promote both good physical and mental health. My sleep improved, symptoms of a chronic physical health condition improved and I felt more alert and capable to deal with the craziness of everyday life. Using the Mindful in May’s practical and accessible programming provided me with not just a daily mindfulness tool but also an awareness of the scientific research that
provides the evidence for it. By bringing mindfulness into my daily routine, I have seen significant improvements in my overall wellbeing.
~ Fiona Grimwald

WHAT IS MINDFULNESS?

WHAT IT IS:

Mindfulness meditation is a powerful tool that can help us upgrade our inner technology – the mind, to keep up with demands of our increasingly complex world Just like our bodies, our minds need training to function at their best. Mindfulness meditation is a form of mental training that supports the mind to be more focused, clear and effective. It’s often described as the practice of bringing your full attention, in an open, non-judgmental way to the present moment.

HOW IT WILL TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE:

This 5 Day Challenge will help you...

Be aware and respond to your emotions
Take action to better your life
Recognise and let go of thoughts
Manage your stress more effectively
Better manage relationships
Communicate more effectively
Be more focussed at work
Fall asleep with greater ease

WHY PUT OFF TILL TOMORROW
WHEN YOU CAN HAVE AN IMPACT TODAY

Each year, Mindful in May features the world’s leading mindfulness, wellbeing and wisdom leaders. You’ll be inspired and learn tools that will transform your life and support you to be more resilient in the face of life’s inevitable challenges.

This online program is only offered during May, so don’t wait until next year to learn this transformative tools for wiser living. Each year participants cannot believe the value they get from this program and we reduce the price of this program to make it accessible to everyone and to allow people to make a donation to the cause.

You get to develop tools to improve your own wellbeing and make a positive difference in the lives of those in need of clean water.

Check out the impact we’ve had as a global community below...

THE IMPACT

We’ve brought clean safe drinking water to communities in Ethiopia, Mali, Rwanda, Uganda, and Malawi. Check out a few examples of our global impact...

SPONSOR A FRIEND OR CREATE A MINDFUL IN MAY MEDITATION FUNDRAISING TEAM.

HOW TO CREATE A FUNDRAISING TEAM FOR YOUR ORGANISATION OR FRIENDS.

Mindful in May as like a fun run for your mind, where you commit to meditating for ten minutes each day for the month of May and dedicate your month of practice to something bigger than yourself by getting sponsored and raising funds to bring clean, safe drinking water to those in need.

Join us in making a massive splash to the global water crisis where one in ten people on the planet don’t have access to life’s most basic need - clean, safe drinking water.

STEP 1

Go to www.mindfulinmay.org

STEP 2

Register for the Mindful in May 10-minute a day challenge and online program (registration fee of $49 early bird before this program is offered at other times of the year for over $300 so it’s a massive saving when you join during the Mindful in May campaign). The registration fee gets you access to the online one month program starting May 1st.
(NB: this is not a donation).

STEP 3

Skip the donation step (and donate when you set up your fundraising team)

STEP 4

You’ll be invited to fundraise

STEP 5

Tick “yes” to fundraise for the cause and choose “create a team” for your fundraising page

STEP 6

Then to get people to join your meditation and fundraising team

STEP 7

Invite them to register via mindfulinmay.org to receive the online program and then select “join a fundraising team” when asked if they want to fundraise.

EMAIL COPY TO SHARE WITH YOUR COMMUNITY

Register to join
before May 1st

If you...

Want to be the best version of yourself

Want to be more present and focused

Want to develop a level of mindfulness that protects your body from the impact of stress

Want to manage your stress and cope better with the current challenges you experience

Want to tone down your emotional reactions (get better control over your anger, fear, impatience)

Want to learn a way to become more accepting of your situation and better at noticing and experiencing the positives in your life

Want to be more confident and courageous and take risks to follow your dreams

Suffer from “not enoughness” (not being a good enough mother or father, not working hard enough, not feeling enough in your relationships)

Want to feel a deep sense of worth and fulfillment

Don’t want to worry so much about what others think and be more free to be yourself

Want to start trusting your feelings and honoring them more

Want to be more self confident particularly with decision making

Want to be more patient (with your partner, your children or workmates)

Tend to ruminate over problems too much

Want a powerful way to quiet your mind and free your mind from worry

Tend to be anxious, have racing thoughts and want to finally feel more calm and at ease

Have trouble shutting off and sometimes lie awake for hours thinking and thinking

Don’t miss Mindful in May!

You’ll learn tools that will transform your life and it doesn’t have to take more than 10 minutes a day of practice!

A mindfulness program like this at other times of the year is valued at over $350, but during May you can get access to this one month program for just $49 and make a positive difference in the world by making an optional donation or fundraising for the cause.

Mindful in May only opens once a year - so don’t miss out!

FAQ

Is the registration fee a donation to the cause?

The registration fee of $49 gets you one month access to the resources in the one month online program during the month of May including all the guest guided meditations and video interviews with the world's best teachers and experts. It is not a donation to the cause. If you'd like to be part of making an impact this May, you are invited to make an optional donation to the cause or get sponsored to take your 10 minute a day meditation challenge. Think of it as a fun run for your mind. Meditating for 10 mins a day for one month is a challenge, so get sponsored and dedicate this effort to a cause greater than yourself. It only takes $50 to bring one person water for life so this May join our effort to raise money for the cause and transform lives forever!

How do I create a Mindful in May fundraising meditation team for my friends or workmates?

HOW TO CREATE A FUNDRAISING TEAM FOR YOUR ORGANISATION OR FRIENDS.

If you’d like to register a mindful in may challenge fundraising team and meditate and fundraise with your workmates or friends here is what you need to do.

  • Go to www.mindfulinmay.org
  • Register for the Mindful in May 10-minute a day challenge and online program (registration fee of $49 before April 30th- a program like this is offered at other times of the year for over $300 so it’s a massive saving when you join during the Mindful in May campaign). The registration fee gets you one month access to the online program starting May 1st. (NB: this is not a donation).
  • Skip the donation step (and donate when you set up your fundraising team)
  • You’ll be invited to fundraise
  • Tick “yes” to fundraise for the cause and choose “create a team” for your fundraising page
  • Then to get people to join your meditation and fundraising team:
  • Invite them to register via mindfulinmay.org to receive the online program and then select “join a fundraising team” when asked if they want to fundraise.
Are donations tax deductible?

Donations are NOT tax deductible, unless you are located in the USA. This is because charity:water our partner organisation is based in USA. We choose charity:water because 97% of this donation goes directly to building clean water projects (3% credit card fee applies to donations).

Can I make cash donations?

No, you can only donate via the website.

What do I actually get for the $49 registration fee?

When you register for Mindful in May you will get access to an online learning platform including teaching and guided meditations to help you learn how to meditate and bring mindfulness into your everyday life.

You'll get:

  • A world class online mindfulness program delivered to your inbox starting May 1st.
  • Weekly  guided meditations from the world’s best meditation teachers
  • Exclusive video interviews with world leaders in the field of mindfulness and wisdom including Tara Brach, Daniel Goleman, Parker Palmer, Mark Nepo, Sara Lazar and many more…
  • Daily emails to support you in making meditation a habit with inspirational quotes and links to the Mindful in May learning platform with meditations and video teachings
  • Access to the Facebook online community to keep you accountable and regularly meditating, and to answer any questions you have about your meditation practice
How long can I access the Mindful in May online program for once I register?

You will have access to the Mindful in May membership site and program for the entire month of May. You will be able to download two meditations each week to keep beyond the program and have access to listen to all the meditations for the entire month. The videos will be available through the entire month as they are released.

There will be an opportunity to extend your access to the Mindful in May program beyond May AND be supported beyond Mindful in May through monthly live guided meditations.

I like the idea of meditation but I don’t think I can do it for a month? Is there any way I can participate for a shorter time?

Mindful in May is a one month invitation. If you’re not ready for a month challenge you’re welcome to try it for two weeks. Who knows, you might find you’ll want to keep going. But we ask for a donation towards the cause, no matter how many days you choose to meditate.

I'm an experienced meditator and would like to challenge myself to sit for longer, can I still participate?

By all means! We are providing material so that those who are newer to meditation can learn and create a habit. We have set a 10 minute a day goal as a reasonably achievable time for most people. If you are wanting to extend your practice that’s great!

The audio meditations are there as a support. If you prefer to sit in silence with your own practice, no problem. Of course the longer you practise meditation the more benefits you get so commit to whatever time feels good to you!

Is it possible for a corporate company to register a team and pay for all the participants?

Yes, if you have a team of more than 50 people we can organise that. You will need to know who is participating in advance and have names and emails of those you would like to register. Then contact us at [email protected]

Is Mindful in May a not for profit?

Mindful in May is a social enterprise whose purpose is to spread mindfulness as far and wide as we can and at the same time address issues around global poverty. The registration fee covers the cost of running the campaign and participants are invited to make an optional donation of whatever they feel and/or fundraise for the cause, whereby 97% of this donation goes directly to building clean water projects with our partner charity, charity:water. (3% credit card fee applies to donations). As the funds goes to charity:water which is an American organisation, donations are only tax deductible if you are based in America.

When we donate how do we know the money will go where it is needed?

Funds raised through Mindful in May go to our partner, charity: water that donates 100% of received funds directly building clean water projects (97% of your donation goes to charity:water with a 3% credit card fee). Each year charity: water determine where water projects are needed and will direct these funds to these communities.

In 18 months you will receive a report which shows exactly where these projects were built.

How much of my donation actually reaches the projects?

When you donate 97% of your donation goes directly to building clean water projects (there is a 3% credit card fee on all donations). Mindful in May contributes all donations and fundraising to our partner charity, charity: water who builds the projects.