the now project

Everything we experience - every success, failure, moment of happiness or misery - comes as a result of our inner life.

Many years ago, while a lawyer, I began to explore what was needed to control and shape my inner life. This led me to combining my rational, intellectual world with the world of contemplation and intuition and to the use of Mindfulness in every aspect of my life.

I offer training in Mindfulness and related Emotional Intelligence techniques to assist others who wish to find out about their own inner life and what they can do in a practical way to live happier, more productive and fulfilling lives.


Paying attention to the right things, at the right time and in the right way. This is Mindfulness. 

Mindfulness is now used in businesses, organisations, sports teams, schools, universities and elsewhere because it has been shown to boost productivity and wellbeing in practical and accessible ways.

The Now Project provides high quality and authentic Mindfulness training combining recent developments in neuroscience with contemplative experience. 

The Scientific Power of Meditation - ASAP Science 


Investigations into Mindfulness have shown:

  • 28% reduction in stress levels
  • 20% improvement in sleep quality
  • 19% reduction in pain
  • an average gain of 62 minutes of productivity per week
  • 80% of executives reporting positive change in ability to make better decisions
  • 10% increase in employee performance and efficiency
  • increased mindfulness, resiliency, and vigour
  • working memory increasing in proportion to the amount of mindfulness practice
  • increased functional connectivity in brain areas important to attention and executive control
  • reduction in inflammatory disease risk


now training

Inside Information

A Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence programme 

Inside Information is a Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence programme designed to be integrated into any business or organisation.

The programme provides an understanding of how our minds work and how our actions and emotions influence our thinking and reactions in both positive and negative ways. It provides strategies to enhance resilience, focus, awareness and self-regulation and to reduce the impact of stress, unconscious bias, reactivity and fixed mindsets.

Inside Information is a 12 hour programme beginning with a 6 hour intensive workshop followed by 6 x 1 hour sessions over the following weeks where the skills acquired are practiced and honed. At the completion of the programme your organisation will have an embedded platform that can be used to implement a range of improvements as well as creating a healthier and happier work place.


mindfulness now

An Introductory 4 Week Course

6 Hours 

what is mindfulness?

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mindfulness at home & work

This course provides a practical understanding of Mindfulness and how to use it. The course will also give you insight into how your thoughts, feelings and emotions shape your actions and decision making, and what you can do to improve your state of mind. 

Facilitator: Geoff Mercer
Cost: $95
Time: 7:30pm to 9:00pm

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mentoring & guidance

At any given moment we have within us all the knowledge and ability we need to achieve whatever goal we set our mind to. Accessing that knowledge and ability, which is often obscured or blocked, is not always easy.

If you feel that you need assistance to make progress in your work or private life then I can assist. Using techniques I have developed over the years I can help you clarify your current situation, see where you might want to go or what changes would assist you and, most importantly, show you what action you can take NOW to make progress.

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I believe that the practice of Mindfulness can make a positive difference in so many aspects of our society. To facilitate this I offer Mindfulness programmes and courses in my local community and to organisations that work in other communities to make change. These programmes and courses are offered on a voluntary or koha basis.

Please get in touch if you or your organisation would like to discuss how we might work together to integrate Mindfulness into what you do.

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about now

My professional life has traversed the spectrum of how our minds can work, from the highly rational to the completely intuitive.

For 30 years I was a lawyer practicing in New Zealand, Australia and the U.K.

I have always been interested in how our minds work and the capacity we have to change and improve ourselves. Following this fascination 20 years ago I began training in meditation, Mindfulness and other contemplative practices. 

The Now Project draws on my training and life experiences as well as my work in the commercial world. I believe that we can all prosper through our work, not just financially but also emotionally and mentally, with the result that we live happier and more fulfilled lives.

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Geoff Mercer LL.B.

09 630 8838

021 656 325

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