Lessons from Vipassana

Posted on May 1, 2012


A few weeks ago, when one of my clients asked me about the most effective coaching tool I’ve used in my own life, I told her about Vipassana meditation.

Then I realized that I’ve never written about it here. In this blog where I share some of my best coaching tools, tips and strategies.

That’s because Vipassana meditation isn’t technically a coaching tool. I never learned it during my coaching training. It’s never been on the agenda of any IFC workshop that I’ve attended. It’s not one of those topics coaches discuss when they come together to talk about how to be better coaches.

And yet, it IS a tool. It’s a way that you can change your life for the better, a way to dramatically shift your perspective and how you relate to others. Vipassana is actually a great foundational piece of any self-transformation process. For me, it has made so many of the coaching tools and strategies I teach my clients crystal clear and easy to explain.

So this month, I’d like to share with you how I’ve used lessons I’ve learned in Vipassana to improve my own life. I’m not being paid to endorse Vipassana (that actually goes against one of the core principles of this practice). I don’t get a discount or a special offer if you sign up for a course or anything like that. No one’s giving me gold star for spreading the word. 

I’m sharing the lessons I’ve learned from this technique in case you’d like to take your life-change plan to the next level. I’m sharing this with you because I started this blog to support you in the shift you’ve committed to-hopefully a shift to happy. Few things will help you radically shift into a happier state of mind like Vipassana will. And maybe, once you hear what I’ve learned from this meditation, you’ll be inspired to try out a course and see what personal lessons await you.