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The Calmness of the Soul Coaching Program offers short-term, customized one on one coaching that uses the wisdom of American Mussar to help you find more of an inner quiet.
Greg completely understood this complicated situation in our first call. Now I understand how a Mussar practice can help me work towards inner rapprochement. - Jim Abrams, Johnstown, PA
When it comes to building calmness of the soul, there is no one size fits all answer. Schedule a free spiritual assessment with Greg Marcus, Ph.D, founder of American Mussar to begin to build a strategy to bring more inner quiet.
Calm down is not helpful. When you are really upset, is anything less helpful than someone saying "calm down?" In a similar way, it does no good to say to yourself in a moment of calm "of course I'm good enough." Or "next time I'll need to handle that better." Because when that moment of panic hits you react and feel fatally flawed. The secret to calmness of the soul is to identify the root spiritual imbalances that trigger you, and then take gradual steps to more often access that spot inside to live in peace.
You don't need to hide. With a calm and caring coach, you can face these things. We each have a unique spiritual curriculum - we were put on this earth to grow and overcome our unique challenges. Whether you are dealing with fear, overwhelm, anger, frustration or feelings of low self worth, American Mussar practice can help you go easy on yourself when you make a mistake.
Be who you know you really are by making a series of small changes in everyday life. In The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell showed that the right small change make a big impact. Together, you and Greg will find those impactful changes.
This is not for you if you are dealing with substance abuse, are in a situation of active trauma, want bootcamp style tough love, or are afraid to take action.
"Working with Greg is like getting a really good pair of sunglasses - you see the world more clearly, with more color and texture. I am so much more comfortable in my own skin. Greg’s integrity and the way that he's present were like no one I’ve worked with. He's an amazing listener... I mean the way that he listens, and reflects, and processes what's going on – it was life changing for me."
Helaine Sheias, Yoga therapist born in Boston who made alia to Israel as a teen.
"I found Greg to be a very warm and generous coach. The program gave me a spiritual foundation of Mussar principles to build upon. It is a gift that keeps on giving. Mussar is a gift that will continue to give me a broader lens for reflection, understanding my triggers and becoming more responsive rather than reactive.
Diane Bloom Mccabe, Yoga therapist and a wellness consultant
The first step to join the calmness of the soul coaching program is to sign up for a free spiritual assessment and strategy call. These one hour calls are part of the intake process. You'll learn the five stages to changing your life, and the three things holding you back. Greg will listen to your situation, and begin the process of helping you put together a strategy to overcome your roadblock.
If you both agree there is a fit, you'll have an opportunity to sign up for the program. The cost is $1000 for the six session package if you pay by installments. Or you can pay $900 as a lump sum.
In the first call of the program you'll finish the intake process and pick the first soul trait to work on. Usually, this is Humility, because we need to be grounded in who we are, and our proper place in the Universe. And together, you'll pick one small step. Starting small is the secret to lasting change.
One on one coaching is about fit as much as it is about goals and methodology. Your free one hour assessment and strategy session will help you see a world where you are fully realizing your human potential.
... things that would have led to a fight end in laughing
"I was struggling not to blow up at a family member. After my call with Greg, I found a way to recognize his Divine spark, which helped me to respond with curiosity and patience when he pushed my buttons. Now some things that would have led to a fight end in laughing or some deep discussions."
Dawn H., Baton Rouge
... he listened, understood, and accepted me for who I am
"I was feeling like I never make the right choices, and was trying to figure out where my life is going. After my call with Greg, I felt a bit better just because he listened, understood, and accepted me for who I am. Now I want to practice Mussar because I think it will help me be less fearful."
Christo Chaney, Lubbock TX
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:
A single one hour session with Greg costs $250, so six sessions 1:1 would cost $1500. The calmness of the soul coaching program costs $1000, in one payment of $400, followed by 2 monthly payments of $300. Or you can make a single payment of $900.
You get six one hour coaching calls with Greg, spread out over roughly 12 weeks. In addition, you get email support between calls, and a copy of Greg's latest book The Spiritual Practice of Good Actions.
Not a problem! Mussar teachings are for everyone. American Mussar does not use Hebrew and provides alternatives to God talk to make this timeless practice accessible to anyone willing to take action.
Everyone is welcome in the Calmness of the Soul Coaching program. However, you should be aware that American Mussar is intended to make Mussar accessible to people at any level of Jewish literacy. It is not build on Halacha as practiced in Orthodox communities. If you are looking for a direct connection to traditional prayers and practices, this may not be a good fit for you.
Greg is a recovering workaholic. He knows that the business never goes away. All you need to carve out one hour every two weeks for a call, and then a few minutes each day to pay attention.
The real issue is your desire to change. Some people don't really want to change, or are too afraid to take action. As a result, they rationalize various reasons for not moving forward.
Overwhelm is one of the issues Greg can help you with. Sign up today to get started!
Yes - instead of one payment of $p00, you can make a single payment of $400 and two monthly payments of $300.
Yes! You'll get a copy of Greg's latest book The Spiritual Practice of Good Actions: Finding Balance Through the Soul Traits of Mussar as well as a matching set of mantra cards.
Addiction and trauma are outside the scope of this program. If you are looking here, please go to one of these organizations for help.
For domestic abuse, go to http://www.thehotline.org/ or call 1−800−799−7233.
For addiction, try SAMHSA’s National Helpline – 1-800-662-HELP (4357) to be referred to local resources. https://www.samhsa.gov
Whether your are dealing with overwhelm, anger, fear, or self worth, click the button below to schedule a free strategy session with Greg and see if the Calmness of the Soul coaching program is a fit for you.