About Marcy Westcott: Marcy Westcott is a Certified Meditation & Mindfulness Instructor with advanced certification in MMI Mindfulness@Work through the McLean Meditation Institute of Sedona, Arizona and Santa Barbara, California.
Several years ago, after experiencing the effects of long term stress and anxiety, Marcy began to practice meditation. She quickly realized significant benefits to her physical, emotional, and mental well-being. As her practice deepened, she observed family and friends struggle with life’s challenges and pressures. She looked for accessible, secular meditation styles that might help them realize the same benefits she had in her own life. Marcy studied McLean Meditation Institute founder Sarah McLean’s meditation teachings and through them experienced more benefits to her mental, emotional, and physical health. This led her to hear the call to teach. After completing a rigorous 200 hr course culminating with a 50 hr Intensive in Sedona, Arizona, she graduated from the renowned McLean Meditation Teacher Academy. Marcy is passionate about meditation and mindfulness and is dedicated and honored to help anyone discover the life changing benefits of establishing a meditation and mindfulness practice.
In this episode, Adam and Marcy discuss:
- A different form of burnout
- Meditation isn’t a religion
- Mindfulness can be simple
- Burnout doesn’t come in the same form for everybody. You might be performing at a high level, but have a disastrous personal life. If you’ve ever felt like your mind is numbed at everything you’re doing, you could be going through burnout.
- Meditation is a training for your brain – it’s a technique or practice that settles your nervous system, which trains your brain to become more focused, more engaged, more responsive and less reactive. It doesn’t have to be a religious practice if you don’t want it to be.
- Mindfulness is paying attention to what you’re doing while you’re doing it with a non-judgemental attention – without evaluating or analyzing. In short, it’s about being present in our life in every moment.
“Meditation is one of the pillars of brain health. “ — Marcy Westcott
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