John Shearer is an internationally recognised Australian Mindfulness Master. He conducts workplace training, workshops, one-on-one & group sessions and teaches those who have a desire to mentor & teach mindfulness. This is his story.
Gooday! – My journey begins in 1982 when I died in a horrific truck accident. Physical injuries were substantial but nothing compared to fifteen years of mental suffering. I was diagnosed with a mental illness and health professionals told me that I would never be cured, that I would have to take medication for the rest of my life and that I would never work again. I felt ashamed with my condition and refused to get help outside the ‘system’.
In 1997, I got my miracle when an old friend knocked on my door and told me his story. This put me on the road to recovery. I stepped from the darkness into the light with no more depression! However, my mind continued with unhelpful stories and negative self judgements. I learned to put up with a very busy mind and was able to live a ‘normal’ life again.
In 2009, I was trained as an ACT Therapist (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) by Dr Russ Harris. I started a personal mindful practice and my life was completely transformed. I now live with both peace of mind and clarity of mind. Later the same year, I moved to Grafton NSW and started part-time work with Juvenile Justice as a youth mentor (now retired) as well as starting my business, Mindfulness Coach. I also started an intensive study into the many aspects of mindfulness. In fact, 9,000+ hours over 8 years – that’s the reason I now call myself a Mindfulness Master.
I am very passionate about my purpose which is to help people with mental suffering. In 2011, I created a facebook page called Mindfulness Coach which now has almost 700,000 followers. In May 2014, I invited Australians with mental suffering to an online facebook event called Mindfulness Day. (1st Sunday in May) 4,700 people attended the month long event (Mindful May) and it was hugely successful with hundreds of lives transformed. The event became my book Mindful Actions which was launched on World Mental Health Day, 10th October, 2014. My book now has a worldwide distribution and I am constantly amazed with the positive feedback.
In 2015, I founded mindfullyMAD.org (mindfully Making A Difference) My vision became our vision as many other mindfulness mentors joined in. Our vision is world mental health without medication. Our mission is love, peace and happiness through the practice of mindfulness. Our objective is to lobby for mindfulness in schools. Our focus is prevention of mental suffering and suicide. It is a place to promote Mindfulness Day, find a mindfulness mentor and tell your story.
In 2016, I founded the Mindfulness Mentoring Institute. A mentor is a wise and trusted counsellor, teacher or coach. If this sounds like you, be sure to check out my certificate course, Keys to Mindfulness Mentoring.
I encourage you to dream, discover your purpose and live a mindful life. My hope is that you too, will experience the necessary mind shift that allows a deep connection with yourself and everyone around you. Life doesn’t get better by chance…it gets better by change!
Please feel welcome to contact me, especially if you need to get motivated or find your life purpose. I guarantee that just one session will give you a different perspective, a fresh outlook and will also get your mindful practice off to a flying start. You will also receive a copy of my book Mindful Actions, which will guide your transformation.
Always in Confidence ~ Phone 0418 864 162 ~ E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Mindfully Yours with Love, Joy & Peace Always ~ John
Please feel Welcome to contact me for Interviews or Public Speaking.
Life/Business Coach, Mindfulness Mentor, Author, Speaker
- Founder ~ mindfullyMAD.org (mindfully Making A Difference)
- Founder ~ Mindfulness Mentoring Institute
- Past President ~ Grafton Chamber of Commerce
- Nominee ~ CVC Australia Day Awards 2016
- Founder ~ Big River Riders Grafton.
- Youth Mentor ~ Juvenile Justice. ( Now Retired)
Trading as Mindfulness Coach ~ Australian Business Number 4217 307 0953