Consciousness . Authenticity . Emotional Freedom . Real Connections
Circle of freedom
On my search for authenticity and true deep connections I met wonderful people who are also living in a mindful and conscious way. In those days it is more important than ever to find the people of your tribe and to nourish and support each other. I had a dream of regular gatherings where people of this tribe could be present together in a way of freedom, peace and love; a way of open-mindedness and understanding; a way of unconditional love and support. Enabling each other to develop our full potential and following our purpose. This way we could change the world by changing the way we act and treat each other. This way we will affect many others around us and the ripple effect will carry this change out into the world.
Let this dream come true!
If you are ready to change the world, stand up for it and let me know: Contact me »
I cannot emphasise enough how important the practice of meditation is to all areas of your life and how profound its effect is to you, the people surrounding you, their connections and hence the whole world.
I started to meditate on a daily basis when I was 17 years old. And I don’t exaggerate when I say that it literally saved my life. Growing up in a world of violence and fear it helped me to understand, to relax, to feel safe, to trust again. It increased my creativity, my solution based way of thinking, taught me how to handle emotions and much much more.
Hence teaching meditation to other people I see, in conclusion, as my mission.
However, I am no monk who didn’t do anything else than meditating for the last 20 years. And maybe it’s because of this circumstance that I know exactly how difficult it can be to integrate meditation as a habit into daily life. Especially when you live in the western world, commuting between your office-cubicle and a TV- and internet-equipped city apartment where maybe a partner and kids are waiting to have time for you, right before you finish that presentation for your boss in the middle of the night.
In my meditation courses I help each and every person, no matter of age, gender, position, family situation, experience or current challenges to integrate mediation into their life.
In addition to the LIVE meditation classes, which I primarily recommend, there are also online courses for everybody who needs to start that way because of location, budget or any other dependencies.
If you are interested in just getting started or maybe giving it second try after thinking "meditation is not for me", try my weekly LIVE Streams "Conscious Moments", short mindfulness meditations at facebook.com/manuel.shipwood
All recordings of the Conscious Moments Live Meditations are available on my youtube channel shipwood.tv
Working with initiatives, causes, projects and non-profit organisations about the redesign or better revolutionising of our education system but also remembering my own time in school and universities I discovered one important thing: We are taught a lot. We are taught integral calculus, to memorise all elements of the periodic table and the dates of the punic wars.
What we are NOT taught, however, are things like social skills, all aspects of emotional intelligence, social intelligence, problem solving, organisation, self management, interpersonal relationships, how to focus on who we are, how to find our purpose, how to follow our heart, how to handle our emotions or communicate our needs.
The consequences are seen in the world today. We find ourselves in a world of jealousy, competition and comparison, struggling to pay our rent or paying off our student loan or mortgage and struggling to handle the grief after being left by an ex-partner, staying in a job we don’t love, beating us up for that miserable life what we believe we have to live.. because that’s the way it goes, right?
I think the most important part and first step away from that state towards a life of happiness, joy and success is being true to yourself and others. That includes your emotions. ALL of your emotions, also the uncomfortable ones.
Being able to handle your emotions means taking responsibility for yourself and the life you live.
We all know today, that emotions i.e. in case of grief, sadness, anger, fear or any other stress can lead to serious diseases like a sore stomach, high blood pressure or even cancer, to name just a few.
Additionally to these physical symptoms it leads to a life in anxiety and hesitation, keeping you away from your purpose or from achieving your goals, at least from leading a life in joy and happiness.
Emotions and feelings are neither good nor bad, nor right or wrong. They just are. They show us our needs, either fulfilled or not fulfilled. Understanding our feelings, trained to handle them, we can see them like a signal lighting up on our emotional dashboard, noticing them with a distance, not being overwhelmed by them but noticing them early upfront.
Emotional Freedom is one of the core principles I teach in all my coaching programs, courses and circles.
If you are interested in the many ways how to achieve emotional freedom - contact me »
Heart 2 Heart™
The Heart 2 Heart Project is the core of my work and one of the most important parts of my life.
In a world of superficiality, having true deep connections with the people we meet, creating authentic relationships, honest heartfelt communication is the key of growing together again, working together on common solutions instead of competing and fighting against each other.
Being true to yourself and others was so fundamental to me and the path of changing the world by developing the people living in that world, that I made it my first mission.
I created the Heart 2 Heart Project™ with the workshops and coaching programs of the same name to enable people from all over the world to dive into that adventure of being truly themselves for the first time, accepting and loving who they are, how they are, accepting and loving who the person vis-a-vis is, how he/she is, being open for and loving everything that is, daring to deeply connect with each other. Experiencing a new type of connection, communication, love, intimacy, community. It changes ones love life, business life, any connection to any person in such a tremendous, purifying, loving way.
I am so grateful for all the wonderful people, supporting me, making this important work possible.
If you want to be one of them, if you have an audience that could be inspired by this work, if you have a place, some sort of seminar house, commune, club, school, retreat, festival where this new spirit can find a new home or channel, or if you want to support in any other way, feel free to contact me »