Meditation Training

Direct Mindfulness


Direct Mindfulness: mind training for lasting happiness.

  • Learn how to shift into a calm level of mind in the midst of your day.
  • Discover the “Direct Mindfulness” approach!

    Have you tried to stick at a mindfulness routine but not had much success? Perhaps you are wanting to improve your well-being but have limited time and patience for practising mindfulness. Effortless mindfulness is a new way to be able to connect to a sense of completude that can be easily integrated into your everyday life.

    Have you experienced this before?

    Frequently, people remember a time in childhood—often when they were in nature, but not always—when they felt a sense of deep relaxation, peace, connection, love, joy, or ease. Or they talk about flow-like states of absorption spontaneously arising as they are participating in sports, creative activities, or intimacy with another person. We remember these times as times of fulfilment and wellbeing. My assumption when I hear these stories is that the ability to connect with a sense of just being is part of what it means to be human. This quality of being is available to us at any time and has always been available; it just tends to get obscured. Effortless mindfulness trains us to stabilise and deepen our ability to uncover this sense of being. 

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    What is effortless mindfulness?

    The majority of contemporary mindfulness books/apps promote what we could call deliberate or “effortful” mindfulness – a practice requiring stillness and deep concentration. In this kind of mindfulness the meditator focuses on various “objects” including breath, sounds, body and emotions. Effortless mindfulness on the other hand goes beyond basic mindfulness – it is the letting go of thoughts, present moments, and attention—opening to a naturally compassionate, non-conceptual awareness that is interconnected here and now.Known as the direct approach, the premise of effortless mindfulness is that the awake loving nature we are seeking is already here within us and can be accessed immediately. Following this approach, we are able to uncover a state of natural awareness through a modern-context appropriate practice that can be easily integrated into the workdays of ordinary people. 



    Narrow attention

    Broad awareness

    Focus on Objects


    Cultivating Positive Feelings

    Uncovering these feelings that are already present

    Why practice effortless mindfulness?

    Students who consistently practice effortless mindfulness describe a relief from judgmental thinking, a deep sense of safety and well-being, a sense of openness and interconnection, and an ability to welcome strong emotions with less worry, fear, and shame.

    • Compassion for yourself and others
    • Reduced impact of thoughts on mood
    • Greater motivation and optimal functioning at work
    • Sense of connectedness and improved relationships

    Who can benefit from a course in effortless mindfulness?

    • It’s an helpful alternative approach for those who have had difficulty with concentration practices or sitting meditation.
    • You may have been practising classical mindfulness meditation for some time and are curious about what other approaches are out there.
    • Maybe you are looking for ways to invigorate your longtime meditation practice, which has become mundane and routine.
    • Perhaps you have been working too hard at meditation, or are caught in judgements and comparisons and can’t seem to soften and relax into meditation.
    • It could be that you’re newer to meditation and feel drawn to a spacious, relaxed awareness practice.
    • Perhaps the description of effortless mindfulness just feels familiar to you in some way, regardless of your meditation experience and you want to experience it more in your life.

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    ​Emotional Intelligence can be trained!

    The good news is, emotional intelligence is something we can develop. Think of emotional intelligence as a set of tools we can use to build (and maintain) success. Indeed, if you’re feeling frustrated or unfulfilled, you may benefit from EI training.

    You can learn how to interact more effectively with other people and with your own emotions.

    To help you improve your EQ, we created the“Direct Mindfulness: mind training for lasting happiness” course.


    • Learn mindfulness techniques normally introduced only to the most advanced practitioners.
    • Access training in a digestible way through 6 easy to follow live sessions led by a psychologist.
    • Learn a method of mindfulness that fits in with your modern everyday life.
    • A scalable method you can learn and use without relying on recordings.
    • Exclusive Facebook group access with peer support
    • Have your questions answered by a qualified Psychologist in our Facebook Group

    Start becoming more emotionally intelligent with our training course.

    Course Syllabus:

    1)What is Emotional Intelligence?

    What EI is not

    2) Emotions + Why We Have Them:

    The evolution of emotions through theories: (Maslo

    3) Self-Awareness – becoming in touch with our emotions:

    Why we label emotionsHow to identify emotions What emotional signals meanThe purpose of emotionsMindfulnessHow to be mindful, without meditation

    4) Understanding Emotional Influences

    The role of our pastThe influence of worries and anxietyThe role of values and needsAutomatic coping mechanisms Attachment stylesHow we respond as adults

    5) Emotional Self-Management

    An introduction to emotional agilityThe 4 steps to emotional agilityBenefits of being emotionally flexible Strategies to manage emotionsPractical exercises to manage emotionsManaging other people’s emotions

    6) Relating To & Understanding Others

    Social awarenessWhat empathy is and why it’s relevant to emotional intelligenceEmotional responsibilityReducing judgementIdentifying the emotions of othersBeing a good listener

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    Try it and see for yourself. If the course is not for you, you can get a full refund.

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    Filipe Layer

    Filipe Bastos

    Psychologist and ​Mindfulness teacher​Founder of Mindowl.org

    About the Instructor

    Through my personal experiences, I have always held a strong interest in human suffering and satisfaction. My own anxieties and fears have lead me to pursue a career in this field meaning that I bring not only professional but personal experiences to my work as a life coach. I offer a warm and down to earth approach to life coaching, and seek to help others to identify what gives them meaning and purpose in their lives as a means of achieving happiness.My training, education, and experience in the field mean that my work as a life-coach is firmly grounded in an understanding of psychological theory and approaches. Graduating with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, I subsequently pursued my interest in psychology by completing an MSc in psychology at Regent’s University London. I then completed a postgraduate diploma in philosophical counselling before being trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy by Dr. Russ Harris.

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    About ​us

    MindOwl is a London-based startup which is dedicated to offering high quality online training in emotional intelligence. Our philosophy of education is different from the standard approach – we take a softer approach, focusing on how to better understand your own mind and emotions.

    We have carefully curated the best learning tools and latest insights from the realm of psychology to help you to improve your life and to help you live your life to the full without the restraint imposed by difficult feelings and emotional challenges.

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    100% Satisfaction Guarantee!

    You are fully protected by our 100% Satisfaction-Guarantee. If you don’t think you benefited from our workshop over the next 30 days, just let us know and we’ll send you a prompt refund.


    “Emotional Intelligence is a way of recognising, understanding, and choosing how we think, feel, and act. It shapes our interactions with others and our understanding of ourselves. It defines how and what we learn; it allows us to set priorities; it determines the majority of our daily actions. Research suggests it is responsible for as much as 80% of the “success” in our lives.”

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    “What really matters for success, character, happiness and life long achievements is a definite set of emotional skills – your EQ — not just purely cognitive abilities that are measured by conventional IQ tests.”

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    Psychologist and Writer

    “In the last decade or so, science has discovered a tremendous amount about the role emotions play in our lives.  Researchers have found that even more than IQ, your emotional awareness and abilities to handle feelings will determine our success and happiness in all walks of life, including family relationships.” 




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    “Emotional competence is the single most important personal quality that each of us must develop and access to experience a breakthrough.  Only through managing our emotions can we access our intellect and our technical competence. An emotionally competent person performs better under pressure.”  – Dave Lennick, Executive VP, American Express Financial Advisers

    P.S.: Don’t let emotions get in the way of living a rich and meanigful life. Start investing in your emotional intelligence education today

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