"The more regularly and the more deeply you meditate, the sooner you will find yourself acting always from a center of inner peace."
- J. Donald Walters
Does this sound familiar? You wake up in the morning after pressing snooze a few times. You then jump up, get your child(ren) up and maybe your spouse, then make sure they're good to go. You rush to get yourself together and head to work, feeling frantic. You get to your job and have to deal with the stressors there, plus, you're thinking about all the things you have to do when you leave. After you return home, you prepare dinner, straighten up, and maybe scroll through Instagram for 15 minutes. Then you go to bed, wake up, and do it all over again.
Just reading this sounds stressful and overwhelming right? And I'm sure it is if you're actually living it.
Fortunately, by carving a few minutes out of your day to find your calm through meditation, you can experience more harmony, joy, and inner peace in your life. I'm going to show you how; just keep reading. 🙂
Here's My Story...
My journey to finding my calm started back in 2014, a few months after I had my daughter, Nailah. I was trying to balance being a new mama, a wife, and an entrepreneur -- and I felt like I didn't have enough help from my husband. On top of feeling stressed out, overwhelmed, and frustrated, I felt guilty because I couldn't do it all. It eventually got so bad, that one day, my husband texted me from work (because we were barely communicating) and asked if I still wanted to be with him. Yes, I was frustrated. Yes, I was overwhelmed. Yes, I was miserable and disappointed. But I didn’t want to leave.
That was my wake-up call, my a-ha moment as Oprah calls it. I knew I had to do something different. I had to do something to feel better, not only mentally and emotionally but physically, too. So, I started working on myself: I journaled to figure out what I wanted and wrote new affirmations around how I wanted to feel and who I wanted to be. I also searched for more strategies online (because that's what I do), and that ultimately led me to re-starting my meditation practice. And as cliche as it sounds -- it changed my life!
By incorporating meditation and affirmations (and not to mention other methods like yoga and self-care), I:
- Stress and worry less
- Have learned to be present and live in the moment
- Go with the flow of life more often
- Have created a more positive mindset
- Have manifested and created things I desire in my life
Introducing...BeCalm BootCamp: Meditation for Beginners
- feeling peaceful more often than not
- being able to find calm when you feel overwhelmed
- having a simple yet effective tool (i.e., meditation) that will enhance your life tremendously
That's exactly what will happen when you participate in the BeCalm Bootcamp: Meditation for Beginners!
Not only will meditation allow you to experience more calm, centeredness, and harmony in your daily life, it can also:
- Improve your concentration and focus
- Boost your creativity
- Help with depression and feelings of loneliness
- Provide emotional balance
- Increase positive emotions
- Give you the perspective you need on situations in your life
Getting started with your meditation practice + breathing techniques
Practicing mindfulness + mindfulness meditation
Affirmations with meditation
Visualization and meditation
Chakras (what they are, ways to balance and heal them)
Crystals and meditation
What People Are Saying
"I had a private guided meditation session with Jamie over the phone. I didn't know what to expect, but I trusted her and allowed myself to be led. Jamie has such a relaxing spirit, which I immediately connected with. The session helped me relax but also helped me focus solely on one specific area in my life.
"Allowing Jamie to guide me through the meditation was what I needed to help release some things I was holding on to. I highly recommend a private session."
"This [meditation] is much needed in my life right now. I formerly wasn't one for meditation and yoga, even though it's necessary at times, but your voice, the affirmations, and just being able to escape my current 'space' is awesome. Keep up the great work!"
"I really want to thank you. I've been so stressed, I zapped out on my fiance and have been drinking and smoking a lot. I woke up with pain (like labor pains) from stress and dehydration (I believe), and I am just losing my mind. I just did this [breathing exercise], and my pain went away. I can't understand how a simple, couple minute meditation just got rid of hours of pain...
"God bless you, my sister."
Who Am I?
Just in case you're wondering, I'm Jamie, your Calm Coach and founder of Black Girl's Guide to Calm, a safe space for stressed out women to overcome their overwhelm and experience more inner peace and joy. I'm passionate about helping Black women prioritize themselves and their calm and happiness.
After becoming a mother, I found myself overwhelmed and frustrated trying to harmonize all my roles. I used -- and continue to use -- tools like meditation, yoga, self-care, and affirmations to create a positive, life-changing impact on myself and my life. My goal is to show you how to do the same!
Do I have to meditate for a certain amount of time/a long time?
Some sites or people might tell you to meditate for 30 minutes or longer per day, and you totally can if you want. But truthfully, you can meditate for any amount of time you choose and still get the benefits. If you're just getting started, I suggest beginning with five or 10 minutes in the morning and/or evening. You can then work your way up to longer times.
Is meditation difficult?
Admittedly, sitting still and quieting your "monkey mind" can be difficult when you first begin meditating (and it still happens from time to time even if you've been meditating a while). However, by starting small and being consistent with your meditation practice, you'll find that it becomes easier to keep your mind calm and clear.
When does the program begin?
On Tuesday, August 22nd at 9 PM Eastern. You can get a sneak peek of the program on Tuesday, August 15th; learn more and sign up here.
How will the program work?
For the live edition, each week (on Tuesdays for six weeks), we'll have a session in our private Facebook community that will last about an hour (including meditation and Q-and-A), and it will be recorded if you're not able to attend. All material will remain in the group for you to access.
With the course, your material will be uploaded within 24 hours after the live session.
How long will I have access to the content?
Foreva! *in my Cardi B. voice*
So, what all do I get when I enroll?
- Access to live coaching and/or self-directed course
- Opportunity for Q-and-A (for live sessions)
- Amazing bonus(es)
- Handouts to reference when you need to
- A little adult homework to help you implement these practices in your daily routine
Your Investment (You have 2 options!)
Option 1: Experience the bootcamp live!
Every week from August 22nd to August 26th, you will have the opportunity to be with me live and experience the beauty of meditation in person. You will also have the opportunity to ask your questions about meditation and finding calm in our Q-and-A.
Bonuses with this option:
- Meditations for Peace and Positive Energy (meditation album) -- ($15 value)
- Free 15 minute guided meditation or Find Your Calm call ($30 value)
Your investment: $197
Do the self-paced course. Take each lesson at your own pace, when it's convenient for you, through the Teachable platform.
Bonus with this option:
- Meditations for Peace and Positive Energy (meditation album) -- ($15 value)
Your investment: $55
P.S. -- Registration for the live experience of BeCalm Bootcamp: Meditation for Beginners closes on Monday, August 21st. And not only will you receive an amazing, comprehensive program on how you can get started with your meditation practice and find your calm (plus get to ask your questions live!), you also get these amazing bonuses by being a part of the live experience:
- Meditations for Peace and Positive Energy
- Free 15 minute guided meditation call
- Access to my Find Your Calm Mini Course
Join us today to overcome your overwhelm, and tap into your inner peace and joy!