Mindfulness coaching & stress reduction

Stress. It's a part of life. A small amount of stress helps us grow and flourish, but too much stress can lead to chronic illness, weight gain, depression and anxiety. Find out how you can use evidence-based mindfulness practices to take control of the stress in your life and enhance your relationships with your partner or family members thanks to your new-found moment to moment non-judgmental awareness and emotional openness and non-reactivity.

I have been meditating for 16 years and spent the last five years researching and writing a book that will be released in late 2014 on the impact of mindfulness and other contemplative practices on mental and physical health and immunity. I have studied stress, anxiety and depression extensively and the mechanisms of how mindfulness can empower people with the skills to take their happiness and wellbeing into their own hands. Chronic stress is an epidemic, and a condition that can severely impact your ability to achieve your health and wellness goals.

These are the findings of the Stress and wellbeing in Australia survey 2013
http://www.psychology.org.au/npw/survey/

Key survey findings

  • In 2013, Australians reported significantly lower levels of wellbeing and significantly higher levels of stress and distress than in 2012 and 2011.
  • Almost three-quarters of Australians (73%) reported that stress was having at least some impact with almost one in five (17%) reporting that stress was having a strong to very strong impact on their physical health.
  • In 2013, significantly more Australians (65% 2013 vs. 60% 2012) reported that current stress was affecting their mental health, with one in five people reporting it had a strong to very strong impact on their mental health.
  • One in four (24%) Australians reported mental health issues as a source of stress.
  • Finances, family and health issues continued to rank as the top causes of stress for Australians.
  • Working Australians reported significantly lower overall workplace wellbeing in 2013 compared with findings in previous years.
  • Working Australians reported significantly lower levels of job satisfaction and significantly lower levels of interest in their jobs than in the previous two years.

If you would like to find out more about private, group or corporate mindfulness coaching you can contact Luke for more information here.

Geoff Hall

Geoff Hall

"I first met Luke back in 2010 when I was looking for guidance after a year of training with a mate with very ordinary results.
I was the heaviest I’d ever been (at around 93kg) and after a few attempts at various diets and advice from people who didn’t appear to practice what they preach it was time to get help." Read more

Homer Kefaladelis

Homer Kefaladelis

I started training with Luke six months ago. The objective of my training was preparation for a Mountain Biking Trip to New Zealand with a group of good friends. Not having exercised before for a period longer than a month as most people that are unfit can relate to, this was a tough ask of Luke... Read more

Amanda Ford

Amanda Ford

"Training with Luke in the lead up to my wedding was the best preparation I could do to look and feel my best on the "big day." Luke completely tailored the program to my specific goals and these were achieved in only 12 weeks. I was so happy with my results, they exceeded my expectations and all of my friends have been asking me what my secret is, and I say "Luke!!" Read more