Entrepreneur & Mindful Therapist
Dr. William Jackson
While meditating as a monk in remote jungle huts for 12 to 14 hours a day, William developed a fascination with how people living fully engaged modern lives could experience the life-changing benefits of meditation. This calling led him to leave the monastery, study psychology, and develop the SkillfulMeans approach to complete wellbeing.
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“Mindfulness is a moment of awakening. In that moment of awareness we have the agency to choose how we respond to our feelings, thoughts and ultimately choose who we want to be.”
Integrating Mindfulness into your relationships
Often people think about mindfulness as they do about exercise. As something you do in the morning to keep your mind in shape before you go about your day.
While this is a major benefit of meditation, the real gem with mindfulness meditation is the change in perspective, insight and increase in effective decision making at work and at home.
Here’s how I realized this for myself:
“I was meditating there in my hut, during a period of deep concentration when I had a flash of profound insight. I could see how my meditation practice had utterly transformed who I was. I could see so clearly how each thought and action creates the people we become and the environment and relationships that surround us.
At that moment it felt like I was touching the very source of well-being which was ultimately, choice, while being connected to my most personal values. I felt as though I had discovered what I have always been looking for, that sense of satisfaction and alignment we are all looking for. I thought about all those in my life who I cared about, all those who would never leave their busy lives to become monks. I knew I needed to find a way to share this insight with them.”
In the years that followed, William created the SkillfulMeans approach to wellbeing combining traditional meditation training with modern science-backed approaches to mental, emotional, and physical health.
Hear about William’s personal journey in this
Boundless Body Podcast episode.
To Mindfulness-Based Therapy
William focuses on identifying and aligning personal values to make lasting lifestyle changes rooted in self-care. With the aid of mindful awareness, you’ll notice a newfound commitment to your health, relationships, business, and creative endeavors.
In addition to traditional psychotherapy approaches (CBT, Psychodynamic, ACT), sessions with William incorporate meditation training and personalized mindfulness skills.
Check out William’s ongoing community of support by joining his weekly free class Insight Hour. Insight Hour is an open drop-in community class from SkillfulMeans led by William Jackson PsyD Psychologist and former Buddhist monk.
In this weekly class, we practice mindfulness-based meditation together, explore relationship dynamics and habits that help us become more mindful. The relaxed atmosphere of the class includes meditation practice, conversations and scientific and traditional teachings.
All are welcome to join. At SkillfulMeans we are welcoming of all sexualities, genres, races, religious backgrounds, and unique visions of wellbeing.Let me know if you have any questions about these. Thanks!