Daron Larson | Speaker, Teacher, Coach

I draw from what you already know about physical fitness to help you navigate the challenges of mindfulness practice.

In addition to coaching individuals, I give talks, lead workshops, and teach class series for companies, hospitals, continuing education programs, and in prisons.

As a parent, social worker, information specialist, and librarian, I have always been energized by identifying relevant resources to help people more effectively navigate personal and professional challenges.

My attentional fitness approach to mindfulness

  • develops self-awareness and emotional regulation skills
  • improves the way you react, respond, and relate – to thoughts, feelings, and other people
  • strengthens attentive listening and empathy for better connection and collaboration
  • uses exercises grounded in evidence-based research
  • supplements (doesn’t replace) other supports and strategies
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Physical exercise
strengthens your body.

Mindfulness practice
strengthens your attention. 

 

 

Ready to start training your attention?

 
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Train your attention
with or without meditation.

Relate more effectively
to the challenges of REAL life.

 

My background

  • Consistent daily mindfulness practice since 2002 (approximately 3,600 hours)
  • Ongoing education including intensive practice during annual silent meditation retreats since 2002 (longest retreat was three weeks, most are five-to-ten days)
  • Mindful awareness coaching, teaching, and speaking since 2009 
  • Senior mindfulness teacher for Unified Mindfulness training programs 
  • IMPACT Solutions (Ohio EAP) Provider of the Year for 2017 (mindfulness speaker and coach)
  • TEDxColumbus Talk (Nov. 2015) has been viewed nearly 260,000 times on YouTube
  • Contributed brain scans as an adept meditator for neuroscience research studies at Harvard Medical School and the University of Vermont 
  • Contributed guided exercises for the Brightmind and Insight Timer meditation apps
 

Talks and podcast conversations

TEDxColumbus Talk

"Your strategy for living in the present will go a lot better when you accept how frequently the present sucks."

 

Deep Sit podcast with Peter Falker

"During our conversation I really felt that not only is Daron passionate and deeply interested in his work, but he really cares for the people he is helping. I actually felt he really cared for me, with all my questions. And in the weeks, now months since we had this conversation, I've received several emails from Daron with a short note and often an attachment to an article he thought I would personally find interesting. And he was spot on each time."  

 

Diz Runs Radio

"How being more mindful can make you a better runner." 

 

Mindful Social with Janet Fouts

"There's no right or wrong way to practice mindfulness."