Ep. 6 Cory Smith: Mindfulness and Meditation Techniques

by Chris Jerard + Cory Richards

Cory Richards and CJ speak candidly with mindfulness expert and Wisdom Labs CEO, Cory Smith. In today’s episode, they discuss tools and practices that listeners can utilize to deal with the cognitive load that many currently feel burdened with. They cover topics such as fight or flight response, parasympathetic nervous system, deep-breathing, how to ground yourself, negativity bias, and the 3 W’s. 

Wisdom Labs provides science-based learning and offers solutions for developing mental, emotional, and social wellbeing in the workplace. 

“Train yourself to ask the three W’s…what went well?” – Cory Smith

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Show Notes: 

Welcome to Roam From Home Podcast where we talk to some of the greatest minds in adventure about how they are adjusting, adapting and making the most around this unprecedented time around the COVID-19 crisis. 

Learn more about Wisdom Labs

The Wise at Work App: Lessons and practices to navigate fear and anxiety, and even help you get to sleep. 

  • 10 min/day practice
  • 7 part series “Anxiety Buster”
  • Help fall asleep

Loch Kelly’s “unhooking” concept: https://lochkelly.org/unhooking-from-thinking/

Cory Smith’s routine:

1. Set of Tai Chi and Aikido movements

2. Walk through G.R.A.C.E.

    • Grounded
    • Relaxed
    • Aware
    • Centered
    • Energized

3. Meditate (take 3 deep breaths) 

This is his current routine which can be done in 5 minutes if need be. He does this 2-3 times a day to put himself in a state of rest. 

Books and Authors Cory recommends:

Living Beautifully: with Uncertainty and Change

Comfortable with Uncertainty 

Radical Compassion

Jack Canfield

Dr. Jud Brewer on unhooking habit loops

Michael Taft on The Mindful Geek

From Suffering to Peace

Mark Coleman’s nature retreats: https://markcoleman.org/nature-meditation/

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