The compassionate mind

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Bev Janisch

Bev Janisch, the founder of The Compassionate Mind, is passionate about alleviating stress and suffering through a holistic and practical approach to meditation and mindfulness.

Bev’s a certified meditation and mindfulness teacher, integral coach, and author of Awakening a Woman’s Soul: The Power of Meditation and Mindfulness to Transform Your Life.

Bev’s core belief is that people become happier and healthier when they cultivate a calm body, clear mind, compassionate heart and the courage to live an authentic life that’s true to their soul.

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Aligning acquired expertise with soulful purpose

As a master’s prepared nurse, Bev worked for 30 years as a Clinical Nurse Specialist with vulnerable seniors and in palliative and end-of-life care. Her vision has always been to support health and healing from a holistic perspective that empowers people to awaken their true selves by integrating their body, mind and soul.

After retiring from nursing, Bev became a certified Integral Associate Coach™, a meditation and mindfulness teacher through the McLean Meditation Institute, and an Enneagram practitioner, studying with many of the most respected teachers in the field.

In 2014, Bev founded The Compassionate Mind to offer transformative and holistic approaches to meditation and mindfulness through workshops, coaching, and speaking to support human resilience and flourishing.

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My personal story

Like many of the clients , what brought me to meditation and mindfulness was a desire to alleviate my own stress and suffering, that were soul nudges that something in my life was out of alignment.

Several years after leaving nursing, I found myself in 2012 standing on top of Mount Kilimanjaro, one of the highest peaks in the world, and I had never been lower.

On the outside, it looked like I was successful, happily married, and cheerful, but on the inside, I was stressed and disconnected, with no idea who I was anymore.

Despite being grateful, I felt lost, confused, and stuck.

I had been so busy on life’s treadmill and fulfilling all my roles that I had lost touch with myself. My physical and emotional health suffered, and my life lacked meaning and purpose.

This began a search to live with a more profound sense of happiness, health, and connection with myself, others, and life’s mysteries.

My meditation and mindfulness journey began a decade ago, exploring its ancient roots and modern research.  Starting with 5 minutes daily, I began to come home to myself and improved my health, relationships and connections with my inner wisdom to live a meaningful life. 

Meditation and mindfulness changed my life, and I’m passionate about sharing it with others.

Inspired by compassion and being of service, I have the vision to build The Calgary Meditation Collaborative as a movement in Calgary that promotes unity, connection and compassion.

We aim to bring people from all different spiritual traditions and disciplines together to foster unity and make these life-changing practices accessible to everyone in our community.

  • 1984 Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Alberta
  • 1993 Masters of Nursing, University of Calgary
  • 2014 Certified Meditation and Mindfulness Instructor, McLean Meditation Institute
  • 2014 The Power of Mindfulness with Jack Kornfield, nicabm
  • 2017 Co-active Communication, Mindfulness Coaching School
  • 2018 Deep Coaching Intensive, Center for Transformational Coaching
  • 2019 Usui/Holy Fire 11 Reiki
  • 2020 Integral Associate Coach™, Integral Coaching Canada Inc.
  • 2020 Integral Coaching & the Enneagram: Soul-Building & Contribution, Russ Hudson and James Flaherty
  • 2020 Own The Shadow of Your Enneagram Personality Type, Beatrice Chestnut
  • 2021 Developing Powerful Enneagram Skills, Chestnut Paes Enneagram Academy
  • 2021 Intensive 1/2, The Narrative Enneagram
  • 2021 Instincts & Subtypes, The Narrative Enneagram
  • 2021 The Typing Process, The Narrative Enneagram
  • 2021 Providing Effective Enneagram Solutions, Chestnut Paes Enneagram Academy
  • 2022 Deepening Spiritual Awareness, The Narrative Enneagram
  • 2022 The Enneagram For Therapists, Counselors, and Coaches, The Narrative Enneagram
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