April 22, 2021

Episode 59: Clif Smith, Author of “Mindfulness without the Bells and Beads”

"There's a tendency to see a threat where there's no threat," Clif Smith

In Episode 59, PTSD and Beyond welcomes U.S. Army veteran, former diplomat, CIA-trained former intelligence officer who currently serves as EY's Americas Mindfulness Leader and Global Mindfulness Network Leader, Clif Smith.


Clif's newly released book, Mindfulness without the Bells and Beads: Unlocking Exceptional Performance, Leadership, and Well-being for Working Professionals (2021, Wiley) introduces to readers a way to cultivate an effective mindfulness practice free from spiritual undertones.

In our conversation, Clif shares his experiences growing up as a child who barely graduated from high school and how using mindfulness-based techniques helped him overcome self-doubt and other limiting beliefs. He further shares how mindfulness cultivates skills to respond to challenges and situations effectively as well as how to handle even the most difficult conversations.


To reach Clif Smith, connect with him at:

Twitter: @MindfulClif

Instagram: ClifSmith

Web: ClifSmith.com

Facebook: MindfulClif

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