Present Moment Focus with Erik Leslie


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When Erik was 20 years old he was in a car accident that changed his life. His girlfriend died in the accident and he had suffered a major concussion. He developed Post Traumatic Stress, and throughout the next two years, went through many hard times. Then he saw a "Time Magazine" article that claimed the best natural stress reliever was Mindfulness Meditation. He discovered that meditation helped him to be a better athlete while playing college baseball and helped his grades improve with less effort. Throughout college he started to wonder if there was any evidence for this experience or if he was just a crazy. Erik found that meditation had merged into the Psychology world and research indicates meditation was starting to reveal the benefits he was experiencing. He decided to get his Masters in Psychology and study Meditation and Flow States (many athletes call it "The Zone".) He was trained to become a Mindfulness Meditation Teacher through UMass Medical School, and using technology, he measures the effects that his clients have gained through the practice of Meditation. Erik learned that by developing a mindful training practice, he could start to regulate and control his thinking and his emotions. This allowed him to influence your physiology and change your relationship to life. Erik found a way to able to shift his PTS into Post Traumatic Growth.

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