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©2020 Shahin Najak

Hi! I'm Shahin

I'm a Mindfulness Meditation Coach.  I'm also a mom of two teenage daughters who have been my teachers and my inspiration. At various phases of our lives, whether it be what I would describe as a "rut", a time in our lives where we are simply 'existing' and going through the motions; or a crisis that we are going through, whether it be illness or loss; we often feel ill-prepared and sometimes overwhelmed at how to manage our sanity.  

 

We've all been through trying and challenging times.  When I was going through a particularly overwhelming time in my life, I knew that I was ill-prepared to be able to manage my sanity and hence, my children's well-being.  So, I re-energized, re-focused, and re-discovered what I knew to be true - that the way in which I was living was not sustainable. 

 

As I reflected, I learned that I needed to calm the chatter in my mind, and heal my soul.  I began a deep and meaningful journey into Mindfulness, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Yoga, Reiki and am learning with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield to become a certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher. 

 

Through this journey, evolved my Company: Mindful Changes with Shahin.   I am a  Mindfulness and Meditation Coach, Speaker and Educator, based in West Vancouver, BC.  I support parents and kids with private coaching sessions; teach and conduct workshops at Community Centres, Schools across Lower Mainland communities and Canada.   I also speak at business organizations across Canada.

In my previous career, I was an Occupational Hygienist, training  and educating employees in Occupational Health and Safety - How chemical and physical stresses in the workplace can affect our well being. Now, my work revolves around supporting parents & children, teachers and other employees working in corporations big and small, in accessing and incorporating Mindfulness strategies in our daily lives as a pathway to create and craft a life of inner peace, love, compassion and self-acceptance.

I believe that the daily practice of Mindfulness can bring about a clarity that allows us to savour the moment and live a meaningful and passionate life.

Mindfulness is about being fully awake in our lives. It is about perceiving the exquisite vividness of each moment. We also gain immediate access to our own powerful inner resources for insight, transformation and healing.

Jon Kabat-Zinn