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Increase your calm, focus and happiness through mindfulness & meditation. Learn from business experts and entrepreneurs like Jack Canfield, Dan Miller, Marie Diamond, and Dr. John Dimartini so you can be more relaxed, earn more money and be happy & contented. Interviews, tips and strategies to live in the moment and & be more centered. For entrepreneurs, executives, business owners, CEOs, teachers & parents. Hosted by Bruce Langford.

Mindfulness Mode Bruce Langford

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Increase your calm, focus and happiness through mindfulness & meditation. Learn from business experts and entrepreneurs like Jack Canfield, Dan Miller, Marie Diamond, and Dr. John Dimartini so you can be more relaxed, earn more money and be happy & contented. Interviews, tips and strategies to live in the moment and & be more centered. For entrepreneurs, executives, business owners, CEOs, teachers & parents. Hosted by Bruce Langford.

    Power Matters As We Search For Truth; Christian de la Huerta

    Power Matters As We Search For Truth; Christian de la Huerta

    Christian de la Huerta is a personal transformation coach, spiritual teacher, TEDx speaker, and award-winning author of Awakening the Soul of Power, described by music icon Gloria Estefan as “a balm for the soul of anyone searching for truth and answers to life’s difficult questions” and has received a Nautilus Book Award and a Nonfiction Book Award. He has traveled the world offering inspiring and transformational retreats combining psychological and spiritual teachings with lasting and life-changing effects. Power Matters 
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    Website: www.soulfulpower.com/
    Book: Awakening the Soul of Power: How to Live Heroically and Set Yourself Free (Calling All Heroes)
    Most Influential Person
    Spirit Rock Retreat Center
    Effect on Emotions
    Mindfulness, that ability to be present and to observe me, makes it a lot easier to not react and for most of us, when we meditate, it's gonna be boring. Once in a while, we have a great moment of no mind or bliss or belonging. But the benefit of doing that practice, even when it's just boring, counting our breath or repeating a mantra, whatever it is, that's the practice. So
    That's sort of learning how to dribble so we can play at the basketball finals or learning the piano chords so that we can do a concert delivery because it's that ability.
    But the mantra it's that boring practice that comes in helpful when we get triggered. And all we need is that moment, that moment of presence, that moment of mindfulness. Oh, whoa, that one hurt. Ooh, that triggered me. And then that brings choice back into the equation. Like then how do I want to respond to this, rather than just that old boring, react, and then regret? Power Matters 
    Thoughts on Breathing
    It's all about the breath. The breath is at the core of every meditation practice and most spiritual traditions. Let's just think about this example. We're in a conversation that's starting to escalate and kind of about to go south into an argument. That's the moment to use the breath. That's the moment for their Swamis in India that have that much control over their bodies that they can tell their hearts to slow down and they will. So
    Most of us are never going to get there. But every one of us can slow down our breathing. So when we slow down the breath, the heart has no choice but to relax. It has to. And when the heart begins to relax, then the body begins to quiet down. And then the nervous system begins to quiet down as well. Power So Matters 
    And then we can make a choice again about how we show up because we're talking about empowerment. So we're not talking about suppressing our emotions, we're not talking about becoming a doormat, we're talking about bringing choice. And using our being able to communicate our emotions responsibly. So
    The emotions aren't good, they're not bad, they're neutral. They're energy. What used to be spiritual teaching, is that everything is energy. Now we know, from quantum physics, it's all energy, including the body, and the emotions. And the problem that we have with suppressing emotions is that they don't go away.  So
    Suggested Resources
    Book: Awakening the Soul of Power: How to Live Heroically and Set Yourself Free (Calling All Heroes)
    Book: The Universe Is a Green Dragon: A Cosmic Creation Story by Brian Swimme 
    App: Insight Timer
    App: Breathwrk
    Bullying Story
    I talked about the US as an example that after 911 we had the goodwill of the entire world on our side. Because this was such a shocking, unimaginable affront. And so we had a choice point, like how do we express power? And what do we do? We abused it, we bullied, and nobody likes a bully. And we went and invaded a country that we had no business invading, and we're still paying the price for doing that. So
    20 years later, or 30 years later, however long it's been, I guess 20-something years later. From a personal perspective, I share a story about when I was in 10th gra

    • 48 min
    A New Context To Grief; Silke Herwalde

    A New Context To Grief; Silke Herwalde

    Silke Herwald is a Grief Specialist, clinical hypnotherapist, and Master Practitioner of NLP. Silke has supported bereaved women worldwide for well over a decade. As a sought-after speaker, Silke presented “Grief to Love – how to help your clients grieve resourcefully” at the 2019 AHA world conference. Silke also teachesexperienced Hypnotherapists the groundbreaking ‘Grief To Love’ blueprint so they can feel confident in helping their bereaved clients be in less pain.Silke knows what grief feels like from losing three loved ones in as many years. Therefore she understands the many misconceptions about grief because nobody wants to move on or accept it.
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    Website: www.grieftolove.com
    Most Influential Person
     Her mom
    Effect on Emotions
    For me, it is about really being aware of emotions. And then going that extra step. What did I just do to make that emotion happen? Because thought influences emotion.
    Thoughts on Breathing
    So important. Because whenever we get stressed, we all go shallow breathing and I sometimes recommend that people just stick a few post-it notes around their house or their apartment. And whenever you see one of those, breathe those notes. Take a deep breath. A New Context To Grief
    Suggested Resources
    App: The put the phone down app. Go out for a walk. Go into the forest.
    Bullying Story
    As a child, I got bullied a lot because you wouldn't know it today. Today, I'm very tall but I was always the smallest and the skinniest kid in the class. There was a classic bully and I got bullied a lot by her as all children probably did. I thought if I only found a way to please her so that then she'd approve of me, then the bullying would stop.
    If I had been able to just mindfully zoom out of that situation and imagine all of those different situations being played out on a movie screen, for example, I would have probably come to the realization that no matter what little me did, I wasn't ever going to get her approval. A New Context To Grief
     If I had just had that mindfulness approach and just gone – hang on a minute, just take many, many steps back, just see the big picture here. And oh, come back to you. That has made a huge difference. A New Context To Grief
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    Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I’m Bruce Langford, a practicing coach and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.

    • 36 min
    Make Your Own Motivation; Jeremy Grater & Zack Tucker

    Make Your Own Motivation; Jeremy Grater & Zack Tucker

    Zach Tucker has a passion for helping people define and meet their wellness goals. He thinks that every person is different and there is no one size fits all solution for someone’s wellness. He is on a mission to share his story and some of the tools that helped him on his own wellness journey. Zach is certified to teach yoga and Insanity® Live. Jeremy Grater is a married father of two young girls and lives in rural British Columbia. He’s been in the broadcasting and podcasting business for about two decades. Jeremy is a certified REBT Mindset Life Coach.
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    Website: thefitmess.com
    Blog: The Fit Mess Blog
    Podcast: The Fit Mess Podcast
    Most Influential Person
    Jeremy: His Therapist
    Zach: His Yoga Instructor
    Effect on Emotions
    As someone who battles depression, it is an ongoing struggle. I have so much empathy for people that also battle it and don't have the tools that I have. Even today, I'm going through some conflicts at home and some relationship issues. I am trying to make space for the feelings I'm having. Those feelings are not me; they are thoughts I'm having about myself and my role in my family and my work life.
    I can't listen to the stories that I'm telling myself right now because they're toxic and terrible. They're going to perpetuate more stagnation, so I'm trying hard today to create that space and allow for a separation between who I am and what I'm experiencing because they are very different, no matter how much the story I'm telling myself is that they are one and the same.
    Thoughts on Breathing
    I actually breathe in a very specific pattern before and after meetings. If I just have an anxious moment, I do something called Box Breathing. You inhale to a count of five, four, or five; you hold it at the top for four or five; you exhale for four or five; hold it at the bottom for four or five and repeat that.
    All it takes is maybe even just a minute and a half of doing that. But ideally, you want to do it for about five minutes. That actually activates your vagus nerve and starts to reduce or start to activate your calming across your entire body. It's one of the most amazing things that I've ever discovered. And it's free, and it's built-in already.
    Suggested Resources
    Book: The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment By Eckhart Tolle
    App: Calm 
    Bullying Story
    In seventh grade, one of my friends, Eric went around pantsing everybody all the time That was his thing; he would run up and just drop someone's pants to humiliate them. Everyone would laugh. One day, I decided I was gonna get him back for everybody that he had done in the past. The guy was devastated, and he went to the principal to tattle on me, so I got detention. I laughed the whole time because I was like, you get what you get, you know. But in retrospect, that wasn't the right thing to do. You know, I humiliated somebody. No matter how much pain he brought to others, I should have had more compassion. But I was a seventh grader. I was a dope.
    I actually had an interesting experience one year where all of my friends turned against me. I'd find random things in my locker that should not have been there. It was very weird, but it all disappeared the next year.
    Looking back, I guess I was bullied for the year. And then I went and worked with my dad, who was a house painter. And if anyone has ever painted a room, you know, there's nothing more monotonous than painting a room. You need to be present, and you need to know where the brush is going. He was an old-school house painter. And I don't think I realized then that I spent the whole summer being mindful.
    When school started again, I just didn't care. I walked in and was like; I'm okay; life is life. And everyone saw that what they were doing to me wasn't bothering me anymore. And then everything just kind of turned around.

    • 34 min
    Embody Your Soul and Be Fully Present; Ken W. Stone

    Embody Your Soul and Be Fully Present; Ken W. Stone

    Ken W. Stone is known as ‘The Soul Archaeologist’ and is a spiritual messenger, author, and healer. God expresses through Ken in a unique way, specifically when people sit with him in transmission, they have a profoundly different experience of the Divine in their body. For example, he has worked with a number of advanced former students of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi who each said, unprompted, following their initial session with him, that was the deepest spiritual experience of my life. Ken shares his gifts with a spiritually diverse, growing international audience through a variety of virtual and in-person programs, retreats, and one-on-one work.
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    Website: www.kenwstone.com
    Book: Resonance: The Path of Spiritual Mastery by Ken W. Stone (Not Yet Published)
    Most Influential Person
    Eckhart Tolle
    Effect on Emotions
    Being able to shift into that observer and understand; that has been huge for me. I can actually remember when it happened. Dan Millman's book, The Way Of The Peaceful Warrior; I woke up spiritually when I was reading that book. I read that book about a year before I learned about my spiritual gifts.
    It was in the fall of 2006, and I'd read Buddhist philosophies for years and not understood it. Why are we contemplating death; what is this whole thing? I thought of it as a scene where he could see his body decomposing in a field and it just snapped. There it is.
    That was the first conscious awareness that I had of this dynamic that I had been trying to work with for a long time.  So
    Thoughts on Breathing
    Breathing is the opening. It's the constant companion. If somebody comes to me and says, ‘I feel wrapped up in this noise, what's the first thing I could do?' I want to talk about soul embodiment which is one of the things that I think just naturally happens, the divine through me.
    And if they say, ‘what do I do there?', I say, ‘let's just do some breathing to start'.
    Suggested Resources
    Book: The Power Of Now by Eckhart Tolle
    Book: The Four Agreements by Don Muguel Lois
    Book: The Way Of The Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman
    App: The End of Suffering by Gary Malkin (on Youtube)
    Bullying Story
    My family moved from Iowa to Boulder Colorado the summer before my seventh grade. I was profoundly naive when I was going into seventh grade; I was very tall and was kind of a beanpole.
    I must have made a very attractive target to one particular person who threw me into lockers in the locker room and some of his friends held me down in shop class and he hit me on the head with the handle end of a screwdriver. I don't remember it affecting my internal narrative.
    Mindfulness would have supported me in being able to be more fully present in the experience for sure at that place in my life. I can see it so essentially today for adolescents because there seems to be this huge focus on the external as the source of meaning, and so bullying just amplifies that dynamic. And what more powerful resource is there than mindfulness in counteracting that dynamic?
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    Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I’m Bruce Langford, a practicing coach and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.

    • 37 min
    Get To The Damn Point; Lewis Chaney

    Get To The Damn Point; Lewis Chaney

    Lewis D. Chaney is a Corporate Speaker, Trainer, Entertainer, and founder of ‘Get To The Damn Point: How to say less and be heard more'. He’s a TEDx Alumnus, Professional Speaker, Communication Soft Skills Trainer, Mentalist, and Magician. He has over 30 years of experience in Television News, Entertainment News, Commercial Advertising, and Independent Film, having told tens of thousands of stories, working with everyone from celebrities to the homeless.
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    Website: www.lewischaney.com
    Website: www.gettothedamnpoint.com
    Most Influential Person
    Matthew McConaughey 
    Effect on Emotions
    I deal with my emotions and writing in this little tiny book helps me. When I have a bad day, one of those days where I feel like nothing's going right. Rather than turn to a book, I sit down, and I write. And I'll just fill these pages. I can write really big, I can write angry; that's better than typing. because I can do what I want to. When I'm upset I can really get my emotions out. So
    I get it all out, and it gets it out of my system. It's a purging. Then I tear the pages out and burn them because it's not for anybody else. It's me getting rid of it. So
    Thoughts on Breathing
    I don't really do so many breathing techniques, but I will tell you something I do to relax. I lay back, because sometimes as a creative, just thinking, just sitting down and being alone with your thoughts matters. And what I do is I'll lay back and I'll take a towel and put it over my eyes like a blindfold. I shut out all the light so I can just be alone in my thoughts, or I'll use music to go along with that. So I can just sort of ease myself in so I think more than I concentrate on what's going on up here. Not so much of the breathing, but just on getting calm and focused. So
    Suggested Resources
    Book: Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey
    App: Youtube
    Bullying Story
    One of the stories that I tell people was, I had this kid who was a few years ahead of me, a big guy, pick me up and hang me on the wall on the coat hangers by my belt loops in the hallway, and I couldn't get out, I'm stuck. So to this day, I can hear the laughter of the kids. And it's very, very painful. In that situation, there's not much you can do, but then you flash forward. So
    The first boss I had in television news; he was just not a nice guy. The kind who would sit you down and stand over the desk and lean over you and talk down to you and be really stern, and at the time, I didn't know what to do with that. But with the mindfulness that I now that I have, I would do one of two things.
    I would either stand up and say, when you sit, I'll sit. Or I'd leave. When you decide to calm down, I'll come talk to you. Because that's just something I can't abide by anymore. And I think if I'd had more awareness about me; if I had had a little more confidence about myself because it's funny that stuff sticks, you know, people don't think it does. When you meet a bully even as an adult, you still kind of cower back. So
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    Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I’m Bruce Langford, a practicing coach and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.
     

    • 31 min
    Squash Anxiety

    Squash Anxiety

    Anxiety is my topic today and I have entitled the episode, Squash Anxiety. Anxiety is a huge topic; it's even more of an issue than it used to be. I think with COVID, the world situation, and all the challenges we've been dealing with for the last few months, anxiety is on the rise. When it comes to anxiety, it's important to monitor ourselves and notice whether or not we're feeling more anxiety. If so, what can we do about it?
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    Anxiety Defined
    Anxiety is our body's normal reaction to stress. When we're presented with danger or potential danger, our bodies respond to that stress. That is similar to how our body responds to fear. Fear is the body's response to a real or perceived imminent threat and anxiety is our body and our mind anticipating that future threat. So in knowing that, you need to think about whether this is an actual threat or simply a perceived threat? There is a big difference.So, the first thing to ask yourself is this;  am I safe in this particular moment in time? In this particular instant, am I okay? If you can answer yes to that. Then hopefully you will feel a certain amount of relief right then and there.
    You may be able to identify what the perceived imminent threat is that you're experiencing. If so, you can go about, in a very rational way, assessing that situation. What are my possible choices? What can I do and how many of the thoughts that I'm thinking are actually irrational?
    Your mind will assume that many of these perceived threats are actually more serious than they truly are. And that in itself can lead us to be more anxious than we really need to be. The truth is, we all experience anxiety. Knowing that we can think of practical ways to deal with that anxiety. Just the fact that you're listening to this podcast on the topic of mindfulness tells me that you suspect or maybe you know that mindfulness is a way that you can deal with this issue.
    How Can We Squash Anxiety?
    Research shows that approximately 19% of adults in the United States struggle with anxiety every second single day. However, the research is not telling us how many people have dealt with anxiety by using meditation or mindfulness. By using mindfulness strategies, you can actually become stronger and more capable of leading a happy, successful life that does not include overwhelming anxiety. Certain situations in life are probably going to cause you to feel anxiety no matter what you do. If you're waiting for results from a doctor, driving in terrible weather, or starting a new job, any of these kinds of situations will certainly cause most of us to feel anxiety. That is a completely normal reaction to those types of events, and your emotions are working the way they are intended to operate. Meditation, exercise, hobbies, changing life circumstances, and spending more time in nature can help lessen anxiety.
     
    Suggested Resources
    Book: One Belief Away by Tim Shurr
    Book: The Book of Awakening: Have the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have by Mark Nepo
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    Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I’m Bruce Langford, a practicing coach and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life

    • 15 min

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