mindful people

Mark Bertolini - CEO Aetna Inurance

"the reason we have continued to expand Mindfulness programmes among our employees is because they have been extremely popular and produced results"

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Bill George - professor, Harvard Business School

"The use of mindful practices like meditation, introspection, and journaling are taking hold at such successful enterprises as Google, General Mills, Goldman Sachs, Apple, Medtronic, and Aetna, and contributing to the success of these remarkable organizations."

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John Kabat-Zinn - the 'father' of modern Mindfulness

"Mindfulness makes it possible for us to chart a path toward greater sanity, well-being and purpose"

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Janice Marturano - author, Finding the Space to Lead

"Leadership presence is a tangible quality. It requires complete and non-judgmental attention in the present moment. Those around a Mindful leader see and feel that presence"

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Dr Ellen Langer  - Professor of Psychology - Harvard

"After certain basic needs are met, isn't what is being sought a state of mind?"

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Stefan Klein - physicist, essayist and science writer

"Just as we can learn to type, speak Spanish or sharpen our perceptions so, too, we can train our ability to be happy"

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Daniel Goleman - author, Emotional Intelligence

"While the link between attention and excellence remains hidden most of the time, it ripples through almost everything we need to accomplish"

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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 everything that I do.

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


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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.

Participants gain an understanding of how their minds work and of the factors that influence their thinking and actions. They learn 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 flexible programme usually beginning with an introductory workshop and followed by a series of one 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.

private sessions

Private sessions have the benefit of being more intensive and designed to meet your specific needs. This, in turn, helps you to make more progress faster and to integrate an effective Mindfulness practice into your life in a way that works for you.

Individual sessions can take place either in your workplace or at an outside venue. There are no special requirements and an ordinary meeting room or office will usually suffice. 

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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

021 656 325

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