Welcome to Mind The Gap

Where people come to learn about Mindful Meditation

Services

Mind The Gap offers the following services, as well as customized packages for clients.

Introduction to Mindfulness Workshops

Half day or full day sessions at your site, tailored to group specific requirements, offering an overview of mindfulness and training in techniques based on Shinzen Young’s Unified Mindfulness System. Workshop outcomes:

  • Understand how mindfulness can help you to effectively lead and work in an environment of constant change.
  • Recognize how mindfulness can impact individuals as well as organizations, leading to more organizational resilience and sustainable high performance over the long term.
  • Learn how mindfulness can help reduce stress, improve focus and develop self awareness.
  • Practice – learn basic mindfulness techniques that you can start to use immediately.
  • Receive on-the-spot instruction demonstrating how to bring mindfulness practices into daily life. Deliver presentations mindfully, participate in meetings mindfully, walk to work mindfully, take the train or subway mindfully, and more.

Mindfulness Training Programs

A series of 8 one-hour sessions at your site, with a suggested maximum of 20 participants. In Mind The Gap’s Training Programs you will learn about mindful meditation and its benefits. You will also learn how to take what you learn into daily life, and practice mindfulness meditation while at work, sitting, walking, and doing everyday things like standing in line, working out, and listening to music, among other activities. Outcomes include:

  • Opportunity to learn mindfulness techniques and develop a practice over an 8 week period
  • Weekly check-in with teacher to answer questions and give technique guidance
  • Reduce stress and improve focus
  • Improve self awareness, empathy, and relationships with others
  • Ability to choose how to respond to problems, rather than just react
  • Deliver presentations and have difficult conversations – mindfully
  • Improve skills of concentration, sensory clarity, and equanimity

One on One Coaching

A personalized program of coaching based on your objectives, which could include:

  • Learn to lead in environments of constant change
  • Learn to choose how to respond to problems, rather than just react
  • Develop your leadership skills by improving self awareness and empathy
  • Help in gaining more balance in your life
  • Reduce stress and increase focus
  • Improve skills of concentration, sensory clarity and equanimity
  • Help in developing your own personal Mindfulness practice

Public Speaking

Fred Pitt is available for speaking engagements. A personable and insightful public speaker, engaging and funny, Fred speaks about mindfulness using real life stories from the corporate world as well as his personal life experiences.

Principal

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Fred Pitt is a Mindfulness Coach, a former CIO and business executive with over 25 years’ experience. Fred has been passionate about mindfulness for many years, having been drawn to the power of the practice as an executive looking for ways to cope with the stress and demands of his leadership roles.

Fred combines his rich depth of knowledge of private and public sector organizations, change management, employee engagement and executive management to his mindfulness teaching. He continues to be mentored in mindfulness practice by Andre Talbot since 2014. While reading Maria Gonzalez’s best-selling book Mindful Leadership, he was introduced to Shinzen Young and found Shinzen’s Unified Mindfulness method uniquely systematic and easy to understand. In 2018 he started studying with Shinzen and has since become a Unified Mindfulness L2 Coach. As is his style, Fred dove right into his new vocation, spending time meditating at an Ashram in India, and completing over 750 hours of silent meditation retreats which have taken him from Niagara Falls, Canada, to Wat Suan Mokkh Monastery in Southern Thailand.

Convinced that the clarity of thought and improved focus that come from a mindfulness practice will improve performance at work, at play, or at home, Fred’s areas of focus are mindfulness in the workplace, on teams, and in personal life. Having introduced Mindfulness to leadership teams he has seen the incredible and measurable impact it can have on performance. He is excited to share this method with others who are seeking strategies to thrive in the ever changing environment of the modern workplace. A mindfulness practice will bring benefits to a diversity of workplaces including corporations, competitive sports organizations, the creative arts world and more. Through Mind The Gap, Fred guides and supports people to be mindful, healthy, happy and productive.

Contact

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What people are saying

The mindfulness program that I completed with Fred Pitt has been very beneficial in helping me broaden my experience with my mindfulness practice.  We were introduced to a variety of methods, like “See, Hear, Feel” that I have easily integrated into my everyday life.  Fred’s accessible approach to teaching, along with his sense of humour and caring personality made each session a delightful experience.  I continue to use the techniques I learned in Fred’s sessions to help me stay centred, breath and generally reduce stress on a daily basis.

Pamela GillilandManager, SickKids Foundation

Fred is a very patient and positive instructor. Going into the course, I didn’t know much about mindful meditation.  Fred introduced us to the concepts with engaged and informative discussion, followed by practice. I really enjoyed the experience and am continuing to incorporate what I learned into my daily life.

Dayna CrossleyIT Business Analyst

I participated in a Unified Mindfulness course taught by Fred Pitt. Although I have taken a few other courses in Meditation, Unified Mindfulness offered some different and interesting techniques that made it a bit more fun and easy. Overall I would say that the Unified Mindfulness approach is a fairly accessible approach to meditation. Fred as an instructor was genuine about his passion for the subject and was helpful through his understanding of the process. His compassionate and often humorous way of presenting the material made the time in class fly by.

Ed PiotrowskiChartered Accountant

Thank you, Fred, for an amazing “mindfulness in the workplace” workshop for our agency! We all gained valuable tactics and methods on how to be more mindful which continues to prove to be invaluable across our agency. From practicing mindfulness before team meetings to managing conflict resolution effectively, Fred taught our agency the skills to be mindful in all situations. His session was relevant, thoughtful and necessary for our teams who work every day in a fast-paced environment. I highly recommend him as a coach for any office, team or individual mindfulness sessions.

Amanda GloverHuman Resources Manager
The T1 Agency

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