Exploring Mindfulness and the Mind Fitness Frontier

  • The greatest thing in all education is to make the nervous system our ally instead of our enemy.”–William James

  • To know how to wonder and question is the first step of the mind toward discovery.–Louis Pasteur

  • And in all of my experience, I’ve never seen lasting solutions to problems, lasting happiness and success, that came from the outside in.”–Stephen Covey

  • Asking the proper question is the central act of transformation!”–Clarissa Pinkola-Estes

Can you imagine how different your life would be if you understood and mastered your mind?
Have you ever wondered what the true nature, power, and potentials of your mind are and how to develop them?

If such mastery and mystery are of interest to you, then the next frontier of your personal and professional development may be mind-fitness training.

Our Mental Fitness Training protocols are informed by decades of intensive practice study, and research of extraordinary human performance – including Mind Fitness Coaching for Olympic Gold and record holding world-class athletes, the design and facilitation of Google’s Mindfulness and Mind Fitness Laboratory, and design and facilitation of advanced Biocybernautic “Jedi Warrior” mindbody training for the U.S. Army’s Special Forces.


We have been fortunate to live and work on the “mind fitness frontier” studying closely with many of the most respected mind science researchers and teachers of our times.

 

These complex and turbulent times stretch us all to increase our capacity to live and work within an environment of escalating intensity and uncertainty, while building our change resilience, deepening our wisdom, and maintaining optimum health.

Research from both modern cognitive and neuro-science, and insights from the great wisdom traditions of our world offer inspiring evidence that by understanding and refining our minds we enhance the functioning of our brains, our physical health, relationships, and the wisdom, compassion, creativity, and intuition that we bring to our lives and work in the world.

Recent research onneuroplasticity demonstrates that as we train our minds, we change and improve the workings and structure of our brains. What we value and care about, we attend to, and the force of our attention literally sculpts and shapes the circuitry of our brains.

Your Guides – Dr. Joel & Michelle Levey

We have been fortunate to live and work on the “mind fitness frontier” for the past 35 years, studying closely with many of the most respected and revered mind science researchers and teachers of our times.

We have dedicated our lives to this exploration and have been fortunate to engage in clinical and laboratory research on extra-ordinary human performance, and to direct clinical programs for leading medical centers. We’ve been honored to design and facilitate advanced “biocybernautic training” for the U.S. Army’s once secret Jedi Warrior training program, and to participate in a year-long silent contemplative retreat.

Jon Kabat-Zinn, a pioneer in bringing Mindfulness Based training into mainstream business and medicine regarding the Leveys’ teachings:

“Joel and Michelle Levey have skillfully woven together contemporary insights into the value and need for mind-fitness and meditation practices with a large number of evocative suggestions for practice.  Joel and Michelle clearly have a great deal of experience teaching a wide range of different settings and this is reflected in the precision and vividness of their instructions.  There is strength in the simplicity of their explanation of the value of these practices and their clear instructions for how to practice.”

We serve as clinical faculty for the University of Minnesota Medical School at the Center for Spirituality and Health, and as adjunct faculty for the Institute for Religion and Health at University of Texas Medical Center.

Our Mind Fitness programs have inspired thousands of people in hundreds of leading organizations around the globe!

 

One of our most exciting projects has been developing Google’s Global Mindfulness and Meditation Laboratory – and Meditation Apps for Googlers.

This project has been on-going for a year and a half now and has involved both live and video conferenced webcast audiences from 25 Google offices around the globe! It builds upon the strong foundation of Google’s “Search Inside Yourself Programs.”

 

Levey Mind Fitness Frontier Article 2014
Living in Balance:  A Mindful Guide for Thriving in a Complex World 
Wisdom at Work: Mind Fitness Manual

The VUCA Savvy Leader (Article for the American Management Association

 

“Here is the very heart and soul of the matter of leadership: If you seek to lead, invest 50% of your time (attention) leading yourself: your own purpose, ethics, principles, motivation, conduct. …Lead yourself, lead your superiors, lead your peers, and free your people to do the same.  All else is trivial.”

— Dee Hock, Founder and CEO Emeritus Visa International

Public Programs with the Leveys

“A human being is part of the whole called by us ‘universe,’ a part limited in time and space.  He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest ~ a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty… We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if humankind is to survive.”

Albert Einstein


Contact us to explore possibilities in your organization or community.
Mind Fitness Week at The Washington Athletic Club.
Listen to a podcast about our work Exploring the Mind Fitness Frontier at Inside Personal Growth.
View a demo of our new Mind Fitness Web-based Training Program on Digital Seed.
Read about exploring the MindBody Interphase: Cyberphysiology, Biofeedback, Neurofeedback & Peformance: Blending Inner & Outer Technology for Extra-Ordinary Health.
Living In Balance COVER SMALL April 2014Living in Balance Excerpt and Foreword by the Dalai Lama.
Focused Mindstate, CD Boxed Set from Nightingale Conant.

 

Mind Fitness, Sports, and ExtraOrdinary Performance article from Leveys book The Fine Arts of Relaxation, Concentration, and Meditation: Ancient Skills for Modern Minds
Inspiring data from the Leveys’ special programs for the US Army Special Forces, Hewlett Packard, Group Health Medical Center, MD Anderson Cancer Research Center: