How to Make Time for Meditation in a Busy Life

A 30-day online challenge to make meditation part of your life

Are you interested in meditation but finding it hard to make time to actually do it?

Then why not try this challenge to find the time for meditation in your life on a regular basis—however busy you are?

We can make the mistake of seeing 'meditation' and then 'life', when actually the two go together. In fact, all of our activities can be used as prompts for meditation, making it possible to find time for meditation anytime and anywhere.

In this course we will explore what current scientific research is showing about the benefits that meditation can bring us. We will try out lots of different meditations and show how to do them as a formal practice but also how to do them as you go about your day.

At the end of 30 days you will have plenty of new input about meditation to work with and a whole range of techniques to try out.


How to Make Time for Meditation in a Busy Life

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Start date: whenever you are ready to begin

Duration: 30 days
Participants will receive a new lesson every third day.

Enrolment is open—you can sign up straight away.

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What are the special features of How to Make Time for Meditation in a Busy Life?

This course has grown out of working with people who want to get into meditation. Through my workshops and coaching sessions, I get to talk to lots of people about their successes and challenges in learning meditation. I have put the essence of all that into this course.

The course is designed to fit around a busy working life. It’s short and practical and easy to incorporate into your schedule.

The course includes current scientific research that endorses the techniques we are learning

There are extra resources for people who want to go a little deeper.

Topics covered in How to Make Time for Meditation in a Busy Life?

DAY 1 Getting set up for the Challenge

DAY 4 Meditation reduces stress and anxiety

DAY 7 Meditation reduces impulsivity, craving and addictions

DAY 10 Additional session: How to make meditation a habit

DAY 13 Meditation increases resilience in hard times

DAY 16 Meditation increases happiness and optimism

DAY 19 Additional session: What gets in the way of meditation?

DAY 22 Meditation helps to create loving, harmonious relationships

DAY 25 Meditation increases life satisfaction

DAY 28 Meditation produces a deep state of peace and wellbeing

DAY 30 Additional session: Taking your challenge onward

Each session will include

• An exploration of the habits we fall into and what to do about them
• A look at some research that establishes the beneficial effects of meditation on those habits
• At least one meditation exercise, or technique to enable you to put into practice what we have been exploring
• Guidance on how to include each meditation technique both as a formal meditation and informally throughout the day.


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What you will learn on this course

• A range of benefits from meditation
• How science endorses those benefits
• A variety of meditation techniques + advice on how and when to practice them
• Suggestions for how to make meditation a habit
• How to prepare for when things can get difficult with meditation
• How to continue after the course is over

what people say about the course

The combination of Maureen's training and meditative experience together with the evidence from the scientific "heavy-weights" in meditation research make this course come "alive". Everyone could benefit from it; beginners and experienced meditators alike.

Mary Duffy, Edinburgh Schotland

I loved this course—there were so many great videos and quotes, from meditation teachers to scientists in cartoons and interviews, such a lot of variety to inspire us. Knowing the science behind the advice, for instance how we form habits, is really good for reinforcing what is being taught here. 

The meditations are so varied and well-presented that we all have a life time of practices available to us. The advice for pacing the introduction of meditation into our daily life is really helpful. The benefits of meditation are made really clear to us. Now we just have to do it!

Sue Cullen, Newcastle UK

A very impressive course containing a wealth of excellent materials. A bonus is that it’s very straightforward to navigate—even for people not so comfortable with online technology!

John Bald, Edinburgh Scotland



Enrolment and cost

OPTION 1 Course

Course fee $ 95

This includes

• Lifetime access to content, activities and exercises for 9 lessons, an introduction and a concluding session.

• A variety of downloadable meditation exercises in written and/or audio format

• Unlimited interactive emails with the courses facilitator throughout the course

OPTION 2 Course + coaching

Course fee: $ 130

This includes

• Lifetime access to content, activities and exercises for 9 lessons, an introduction and a concluding session.

• A variety of downloadable meditation exercises in written and/or audio format

• Unlimited interactive emails with the courses facilitator throughout the course

• 1 personal coaching session by SKYPE at the end of the course

(Normal price for coaching alone $75.00)

How will the course work for you?

• All sessions of How to Make Time for Meditation in a Busy Life are online with easily downloadable reflections, exercises and quotes.

• As long as you have an internet connection you can access the content anywhere and at any time.

• Lessons will be available every third day

• You could expect to spend 30-45 minutes per lesson on the course materials

• This is self-paced course, so you can catch up and review past materials at any time.

• You still have access to the course materials even when the course has concluded.

• You can add comments and ask questions as you go through the materials.

• As your course facilitator, I will read all your comments and answer your questions and perhaps add some of my own.

Maureen Cooper

Maureen Cooper: your course facilitator

I have been meditating for many years and I am still finding out more about it all the time. I don't think you ever just become a meditator and then carry on from there. There is always more to learn and to discover. My work means that I get to talk to other people about meditation and to share their personal journey with them for a while. The content of this course is based on much of the coaching and workshops that I have done with people over the years. I hope you find it helpful!

Check out my website if you want to know more about my work.

You can read my LinkedIn profile here.