When does Calm, Conscious & Connected start?

Calm, Conscious & Connected is open and taking registrations right now.

We launched on 11 May 2015 and you can begin the course immediately.

When is the content released?

The content is released weekly, beginning on the day you register. 

You’ll receive new material every week for the duration of the course.

How long does the Calm, Conscious & Connected course go for?

9 Weeks (there’s also a bonus 10th week)

What happens if I miss a few days or a week?

Don’t worry. 

If you’re away for work or a holiday you don’t have to worry about ‘falling behind’ on the course. It’s your journey and you can complete it at your own pace. You’ll continue to receive new content each week for 9 consecutive weeks but you can learn at your own convenience. Because you get access to the course content for a full six months, your course material will be there for you to go back to at a later date and continue on at your own pace.

What if I’ve never meditated before? Can I do the course?

Yes, you sure can. 

The Calm, Conscious & Connected course is the perfect introduction to meditation, and – in this course – you’ll learn the rich practices alongside cutting-edge science. You’ll also be able to experience several different approaches to meditation, whereas many other meditation courses offer only one.

What if I already meditate? Is this course right for me? Will I learn something?

Experienced meditators are welcome, we’re pretty sure there’s something in here for you. 

If you’ve plateaued or feel confused about your meditation then this course can help to take you to the next level.

Will you learn something? That all depends on you. If you’re simply looking for information to back up everything you already know then why do another meditation course? If you’re interested in learning and keen to broaden your understanding of meditation practices (as well as the science them) then we’re pretty confident that there will be some interesting material in here for you.

The “experienced” students who have completed the Calm, Conscious & Connected course have reported that their practice both simplified and deepened. Many discovered that they weren’t optimizing their practice because they didn’t understand the processes involved. Moreover, several added new techniques to their existing practice to great effect.

How is the Calm, Conscious & Connected course different from other online meditation courses?

Great question! We’re glad you asked. Let’s explore the key differences:

  • The experience. Calm, Conscious & Connected is created by Dr. Paula which means you’re getting her professional knowledge and personal experience from years of studying, practicing and teaching meditation.
  • The techniques. The Calm, Conscious & Connected course is not exclusively aligned with any particular meditation lineage. It is a sectarian approach to learning the art of meditation. Moreover, because research backs the use of different forms of meditation, you will learn multiple methods. Most meditation courses offer just one form or style of meditation (because teachers are often aligned with one particular meditation school or lineage). Dr. Paula has trained in multiple traditions. She encourages students to experience different approaches and supports them in curating a practice that best works for them.
  • The content. This course is information-rich and you’re in for a treat! The focus is on the art, practice and science of meditation. Most online meditation courses focus solely on the practice (which is most important) but often the educational content is inaccurate, misleading, or greatly lacking. The Calm, Conscious & Connected course aims to open both your heart and your mind to meditation. We want your intellect on board and we want you to have access to the most cutting-edge meditation research.
  • The approach. We’re inspired by and deeply respectful of the rich traditions of meditation. We’re also proudly pragmatic. We support the approach taken by the Dalai Lama who, of his own tradition, wrote “If scientific analysis proves some belief of Buddhism wrong, then Buddhism will have to change”. Calm, Conscious & Connected is secular and does not take an exclusively Buddhist approach to meditation. We borrow from several approaches and ensure that all of them are evidence-based.
  • The price. This intensive course has been priced to make it accessible.

How much time do I need to dedicate to the Calm, Conscious & Connected course?

We’ll keep it realistic. 
The duration of practice time for the techniques gradually increases from an easy 5 minutes per day during Week 1 to a maximum of 20 minutes by Week 4.
The guided audios can be downloaded so you can listen to them on your way to work, at work, or at the park.
The majority of the Weekly videos are between 5 and 10 minutes in duration.

The Workbooks can generally be completed between 20 minutes and 1 hour per week.You’ll receive a new installment of the eBook at the beginning of each Module (Weeks 1, 4 and 7). The Module 1 eBook is the most intensive. It’s designed to help you understand the limbic system and become an expert on understanding stress – our number one nemesis to getting calm, conscious, and connected.Module 2 includes an additional video series (1.5hrs) and eBook. This material is designed for you to use according to your interest and need. It may be explored throughout Module 2 and 3 or learnt all at once.There are ample optional Bonus Materials provided throughout the course. In the members only ‘Science Library’ you’ll get direct access to scientific research into meditation. In the Movie Theatre you can enjoy a selection of documentaries, seminars, and interviews with leading meditation practitioners and researchers as well as short films to further inspire and deepen your meditation practice.If you choose to participate in every aspect of the course, a very rough time estimate would be 3 hours per week for the duration of the 9 weeks of the program. However, if you simply want to digest the weekly material and take a lighter approach, then you’ll need approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour each week.

The more time you put into the course, the more you’ll get out of it.

I’ve tried other meditation courses. Will Calm, Conscious & Connected work for me?

We’re confident in our content and proud of the program but no one can truthfully give you that kind of guarantee. No program works equally well for every person. 

If you’ve plateaued or feel confused about your meditation then this course can help to take you to the next level.

The program is not a ‘quick fix’ for all your difficulties. It is intensive and deeply rewarding. It offers you cutting-edge meditation research alongside the rich and powerful art of the practices. These techniques are proven to work. They’re also guaranteed not to work if you don’t actually do them.

No program works unless you actually work at it. It’s important that you complete the readings and practice the techniques. That’s why you must agree upon registration to our 30 Day Refund Policy. In order to be eligible for a refund you must submit your completed Workbooks and Journals for all available content within 30 days of the start of the program.

We know meditation works. We want it to work for you. To set you up for success we’ve created the PRE-Course Information Video and Workbook. We’ve also created the member’s only Calm, Conscious & Connected online community.

Do I need to read all of the science stuff?

No. You can glide along smoothly with the weekly Workbooks and practices or dive as deeply as you like into the additional information and science. 

We want your intellect on board and that’s why Calm, Conscious & Connected contains a lot of information. We also want to clear up common misconceptions and misinformation about meditation and meditation research findings. But let’s get something very clear: information isn’t meditation.

You simply will not experience the benefits of meditation by solely reading, studying or thinking about meditation. Meditation is an experiential practice, not an intellectual one. That’s why the practices alone are enough. They are the most important part of the Calm, Conscious & Connected course.

If you’re not curious about the science then you don’t have to immerse yourself in it.

Can I get access to the entire Calm, Conscious & Connected course all at once?

No. But we appreciate your enthusiasm. 

The course is carefully curated and designed to help you get the most out of your meditation practice. We want you succeed in this program and welcome you to revisit the content in any order you like at the conclusion of the course but we do not allow new participants to access the entire course all at once.

If you’ve looked at the course outline and decided that you ‘already know’ the material in Module 1 and want to jump ahead Module 2 then this may not be the right program for you.

Can I revisit the Calm, Conscious & Connected content more than once?

Absolutely! 

You have full, ongoing access to the content and members sections for an entire six months. In this time you can revisit and refresh your practice as often as you wish.

I’m not sure if I’m ready. Should I wait until I have a holiday or at least less work on?

Maybe. But probably not. 

If your life is full it’s probably very unlikely to be any less full in another three, six or twelve months. In our experience, there’s never a time when you’re “totally ready” to embark on life-changing daily practices. Besides, as modern meditators we need to learn in the midst of everyday life. This is it. This life is our practice. Our busy modern lives are both our challenge and our gift.

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start”. – Nido Qubein

How much does it cost and what are the payment plan options for the Calm, Conscious & Connected course?

There are two options. 

You can either pay in full for $199 (and save $21) or choose to pay 4 weekly payments of $55.

If you choose the payment plan, your payments will be automatically charged on the same day of the week for 4 weeks.

Will I get one-on-one coaching or feedback from Dr. Paula?

This is an online group course. While Dr. Paula is very active in the online community each week, we cannot guarantee personal feedback from Dr. Paula for each student. 

To find out more about opportunities to work with Dr. Paula visit here

Can I only buy a Module or portion of the program?

No. The only option is to invest in the full Calm, Conscious & Connected experience.

I want to do the program with my friend. Can we take the course together?

The Calm, Conscious & Connected course is an individual purchase program. Upon registration you will receive one username, password and member profile for use during the course. 

If you would like to build your meditation community and take the Calm, Conscious & Connected course along with a friend, you will each need to purchase the course individually.

To help you and your friends build a Calm, Conscious & Connected community, you’ll receive a unique code when you sign up. When your friends register using this code, they’ll each receive a $50 discount off the full price of the course.

What system requirements are needed?

You’ll need internet access to watch the videos and download the materials. 

You can read the PDF documents and listen to the audios on your computer, laptop or mobile device (smartphone, tablet etc).

You will also need a Facebook profile to join the online Calm, Conscious & Connected member’s only online community.

What if I don’t like the Calm, Conscious & Connected course? Do you have a refund policy?

Yes. We want you to be as happy as we are with the course. You can test drive the course for up to 30 days. If you do all of the work and don’t feel we’ve delivered on our promise, we’ll graciously refund your money. 

To be eligible for a refund you must submit your completed Workbooks and Journals for all available content within 30 days of the start of the program. If you’ve done the work and don’t get value, then we don’t deserve your money and we will happily refund you 100% of your money.

I’m ready to get Calm, Conscious & Connected! Where do I register and pay?

Wonderful news! We hope you are proud of yourself for investing in yourself.  Register here