John Shearer mm

Life Coach
John Shearer

Credentials: Certification

Institution: Mindfulness School

Certification: Mindfulness Master

Certification Year: 2014

In practice since: 2014

My journey begins in 1982 when I died in a horrific truck accident. I was revived with substantial physical injuries but nothing compared to the fifteen years of mental suffering. I was diagnosed with a mental illness and health professionals told me that I would never be cured, that I would have to take medication for the rest of my life and that I would never work again. I felt ashamed with my condition and refused to get help outside the 'system'.
In 1997, I got my miracle when an old friend knocked on my door and told me his story. This put me on the road to recovery. I stepped from the darkness into the light with no more depression! However, my mind continued with unhelpful stories and negative self judgements. These were easily overcome and I was able to live a ‘normal’ life and work again.
In 2009, I started a personal mindful practice as well as an intensive five year study into the many aspects of mindfulness. My life was completely transformed and I now live with both peace of mind and clarity of mind.
I am very passionate about my purpose which is to help people with mental suffering. In 2011, I created a facebook page called Mindfulness Coach which now has almost 700,000 likers. In May 2014, I invited Australians with mental suffering to an online facebook event called Mindfulness Day. (1st Sunday in May) 4,700 people attended the month long event and it was hugely successful with hundreds of lives transformed. The event became my book Mindful Actions which was launched on World Mental Health Day, 10th October, 2014. My book now has a worldwide distribution.
In 2015, I founded mindfullyMAD.org (mindfully Making A Difference) Our vision is world mental health without medication. Our mission is love, peace and happiness through the practice of mindfulness. Our objective is to lobby for mindfulness in schools. Our focus is prevention of mental suffering and suicide. It is a place to 'Tell Your Story' or 'Find a Mindfulness Mentor'.

Books John has Published

Mindful Actions

Mindful Actions takes you on a transformational journey; learning, exploring and practicing the many aspects of mindfulness – without meditation. It is a roadmap for practising mindful awareness and guides you through the process of self discovery, waking up and connecting fully with your authentic self.

Articles John has Published
What Mindfulness Is Not
What Mindfulness Is Not

Mindfulness is becoming a global phenomenon but it is often misunderstood. This article explains what mindfulness is not to help clarify what it actually is! The worldwide emergence of mindfulness reminds »

Mindfulness is becoming a global phenomenon but it is often misunderstood. This article explains what mindfulness is not to help clarify what it actually is! The worldwide emergence of mindfulness reminds me of the 'mouse trap effect'. Let me explain. Back in the sixties, I remember watching a super slow motion film clip of an experiment by Australian scientist, Dr Julius Sumner Miller. The floor of..

John Shearer · May 7th, 2016

John Shearer · May 7th, 2016