Hi, I’m Maurice. I’m a specialist in skilful thinking and purposeful living. As a Mindset expert, I help Entrepreneurs, Business leaders and individuals
change the relationships with:
1. Limiting beliefs
15 years ago, I broke the cycle of addiction, limiting beliefs & self sabotaging behaviour. Since then I have been empowering people to breakthrough their own limiting beliefs.
When you work with me, we will work towards creating a greater relationship with yourself & others.
I have worked with many people just like you and they have had significant shifts in their reality to more align with their values, meaning and purpose.
As a mindset expert, I’m like a gardener of the mind. I help you cultivate the landscape of your mind so it can have fertile soil to grow strength, fortitude and resilience.
As a coach I’m like a running partner. I can’t run for you, however I can set the pace, navigate the course and help you finish in a faster time.
What I’m really passionate about is empowering people to live their full potential in their personal and professional lives.
I was first introduced to mindfulness in 1995 when I was going through some challenging times in my life. I initially found it in a Taoist text "Tao Te Ching", a beautiful book of 81 verses that guide one to the path of the eternal (Virtue). I then found mindfulness in Buddhist texts (4 Noble truths, 5 Precepts, eightfold path, 14 states of mindfulness). I then validated my mindfulness skills and practice when I found it in western psychology (CBT, ACT DBT).
Now I get to practice it everyday and share the skill with others.
Here are some definitions for mindfulness.
Bringing one’s attention to the present experience on a moment to moment basis (Baer, 2003).
Paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgementally (Hayes, 2004).
Consciously bringing awareness to the here and now experience, with openness, interest and receptiveness (Harris, 2006)
We all practice mindfulness, we may not be mindful of our mindfulness. However, when we place attention on it, is the time when we can then be aware of it.
LIVING IN THE NOW
HOW MUCH TIME DO WE SPEND IN THE PRESENT?
ARE WE TRULY PRESENT WITH PEOPLE?
We often find our thoughts reflecting on the past or anticipating the future, however how often are we truly present in the now? You might well say, "I have to think about the future when planning dinner, picking up the kids, or just making plans for the day". That is very true, however if we spend more time ruminating about past experiences or anticipating potential futures, then we could be missing out on very relevant experiences in the moment or even not living in the now.
Mindfulness and the ACT model allows us the opportunity to see our minds from the perspective of "observing self" a space that promotes self-awareness and understanding of why we behave in particular ways (context).
THE ACT MODEL
The ACT model promotes psychological flexibility by utilising a HEXOFLEX concept with 6 elements that can be integrated in a myriad of combinations.
Contact with the present moment allows us to be present, rather than in the past or future.
Values define who we are and what is important to us. It gives us a direction to follow in life.
Committed action gives us momentum to make choices that are in line with our values. It is a decision that directs energy, focus and attention.
Self as context gives us understanding of our situations and the content (inner dialogue) that arises when discomfort appears.
Defusion creates space between us and our thoughts. A space that has a clarity of mind.
Acceptance allows us to sit with the discomfort that the change process brings.
This model can be utilised for many situations and thinking patterns as it addresses the change process.