IFTT Thought Coach DirectOrY

THE INSTITUTE FOR TRANSFORMATIONAL THINKING

CHANGING THE WORLD ONE THOUGHT AT a TIME

Benjamin W. Decker

IFTT DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION

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LOCATION:

West Hollywood, CA

About

Ben is a social activist, meditation teacher and entrepreneur. His love for meditation & the spiritual teachings of ancient traditions goes back to childhood. Ever the idealist and enthusiastic learner, this enthusiasm for meditation has won him praise by Conscious Lifestyle Magazine as "one of the world's leading meditation teachers," and Well + Good as a "superstar meditation instructor." 

Ben has shared his love of meditation with thousands. His work is universal, well-rounded and rooted in ancient wisdom & modern pragmatism. Ben is a founding Meditation Teacher at the most prominent meditation studios in Los Angeles. A lifelong meditator, the spiritual household of his youth held strong emphasis on discipline and spiritual development. He receives ongoing private mentorship in Mindfulness through the OpenMind Training Institute and at The Institute For Transformational Thinking. Modern, entertaining, and easy to understand, Ben's classes take even the novice meditator into a deep exploration of their own psyche. 

In Fall of 2016 he launched his first online meditation offering on the Unplug Meditation Guided Meditation App. He worked closely with anti-human trafficking organization Unlikely Heroes in the United States and The Philippines and received the Unlikely Heroes Legacy Award in 2012. He also supports the efforts of anti-human trafficking organizations Children of the Night, Saving Innocence, International Justice Mission, The Somaly Mam Foundation, and Together 1 Heart, as well as humanitarian aid organizations Generosity.org and the American Red Cross. 

Once praised by Forbes as a "legendary PR maven," and "a shining example of the talent the philanthropic community needs to attract," Decker left a prolific career in Hollywood to dedicate his professional life to sharing the universal teachings of global ancient traditions and conscious activism. Endorsed by New York Times Bestselling Authors Marianne Williamson (A Return To Love) and Sharon Salzberg (Real Happiness), his first book, Practical Meditation For Beginners, came out in Summer 2018.

Average Cost per Session

$150-$450

Session Type(s) offered
In-Person
Online

Currently Not Offering Sessions

QUALIFICATIONS:

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Certified Thought Coach

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Mindfulness Meditation Teacher

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Reiki Master (Level 4)

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PUBLISHED BOOKS

Practical Meditation for Beginners: 10 Days to a Happier, Calmer You

Master 10 meditation techniques in 10 days with the step- by-step method in Practical Meditation for Beginners.
The key to building a solid meditation practice is in the practice itself. From Zen and Vipassana to walking meditations and body scans, the simple practices outlined in Practical Meditation for Beginners make it easy to build an ongoing meditation routine that is best for you.
Written by experienced meditation teacher Benjamin Decker, Practical Meditation for Beginners offers a clear 10-day program for learning 10 different meditation techniques―one for each day of the program. Newcomers and experienced meditators alike will enjoy the ease and variety presented in Practical Meditation for Beginners.
In the pages of Practical Meditation for Beginners you’ll find:
  • Logical chapter organization that sets a daily structure for building your meditation skill set
  • Step-by-step instructions to help you fully engage in each of the 10 techniques
  • Thoughtful writing prompts for recording daily insights in your Meditation Notebook
Accessible and effective, Practical Meditation for Beginners is a true how-to guide that will empower you to meditate with confidence right away.

UPCOMING COURSES

PRACTICAL MEDITATION TEACHER TRAINING

4-WEEK ONLINE COURSE
WITH BEN DECKER

OCT 1 - OCT 29, 2018 / ONLINE

The course is broken down into four modules over four weeks. Each module will cover one major theme, as well as numerous subjects within the context of the major theme.

Consisting of video workshops, live calls, daily lessons, both required and recommended reading assignments, and direct email access to the instructor; The IFTT has developed a comprehensive program that will provide you with all the resources you need to begin leading group meditations in the most effective way possible, right away.

This course follows the same pragmatic, real life model found in the book it is based on, Practical Meditation For Beginners, providing the training to facilitate group versions of the book's ten featured meditation techniques.

UPCOMING COURSES

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