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Uncomfortable is OK Podcast


Making it easier for you to get out of your comfort zone.

Chris Desmond explores the science, the stories, and the strategies of getting out of your comfort zone and finding your magic.

May 7, 2019

Vanderson Pires joins me on the podcast today.
Vanderson is a journalist from Sao Paulo.

He is black belt and professor of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, he has seen a massive improvement in the emotional and physical health of his students after incorporating mindfulness and meditation into his lessons.

Having had great success working with local prisoners, Vanderson has been assisting them in developing simple techniques to trigger awareness and to better manage upsetting feelings.

As an instructor, Vanderson believes that a healthy tree needs strong roots. We should consider our minds to be the root of our wellbeing.

Today we talk through
+ Shifting Countries
+ The importance of communication
+ Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
+ Mindfulness
+ Incorporating chaos into organisation
+ Incorporating organisation into chaos
+ and of course getting UNCOMFORTABLE

Vanderson website || Combat room BJJ website 

Show notes:

  • Why did he decide to move to Sao polo (6.00)
  • Why New-Zealand (16.00)
  • How did he get through the troubles (24.00)
  • What is Brazilian Jiu jitsu (29.00)
  • When and how he started training mindfulness (42.00)
  • Peoples response to mindfulness and challenges (1.04.40)
  • “Learn to control your emotions” (1.10.46)
  • Challenge for listeners this week (1.20.40)