A journey of discovery, to live life, let go and love more

Keith Fiveson 1995

After years of failure, success, sweat and deep soul searching, I started Work Mindfulness.  I am a U.S. Army Veteran, who served in the Ballistic Missile Defense Communications Activity (BMDCA), with a top secret clearance. Before I joined the ARMY, I was a “free spirit” and from an early age, I was in the service of helping people communicate, connect and engage.  I’ve coined the word “People Convergence” to define it.

After the Army, I held corporate positions at MCI, AT&T, BT, and PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and was an entrepreneur for 13 years, starting a consulting firm, IT Enabled Services Alliance (ITESA).  I worked around the world, with companies, to develop communication, connection and mindful experiences for employees and customers.  My travel took me to over 45 countries.

I believe that Yoga and Mindfulness can save us  As a two-time cancer survivor, my life was saved with knowledge, practice and applying the body, mind, emotional practices, that help us to embody positive action. During one-on-one individual, group, or in my work with organizations, I bring all of my experience, care, and ongoing wisdom into each session.  Whether we are dealing with life, career, or other challenges.  I provide guidance for the Center for Wellbeing in Manhasset, Long Island New York and am in service to the community.  As a New York State certified coach and counselor, I am focused on addiction and recovery, I am always open to helping individuals in the tri-state area.

Rev. Keith Fiveson 2016

My philosophy is to balance our outer world with our inner world and insight.  In Thailand, I studied with Grandmaster Mantak Chia, Taoist Esoteric Yoga, movement of energy and healing arts.  In New York City, I studied the sutras as a Yoga Teacher, at Integral Yoga Institute, with Sri Swami Satchidananda.  I was given the name Shunya, meaning infinite.  I also studied Sudarshan Kriya with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar at The Art of Living in New York City.  I have trained with Dr. Robert Thurman, Dr. Joseph Loizzo, Dr. Miles Neale, Sharon Salzberg, Dr. Dan Siegel and others at Tibet House and Nalanda InstituteI, as a student of Contemplative Psychotherapy and Mindfulness.  With Dr. Tian Dayton, I studied Psychodrama to process and reframe cognitive distortions. With Dr. David Caruso, at Yale, I got certified in MSCEIT, for Emotional Intelligence Assessments. And, with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and his training, I received my MBSR knowledge and apply it in much of my work.   

I earned my M.Div at The New Seminary and was ordained at St. John the Divine, as an Interfaith Minister in 2003,  I also did my MBA work at Fordham University and B.S degree at St. Peter’s University. Traveling in the world opened my mind to the world’s religions and I documented this journey in a video that I directed located here.

In 2016, I completed my training for my CASAC – New York State Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor and was Certified in New York State, as an Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC) in 2016.   Most recently, in 2018, I  became an adjunct faculty member of the Kripalu RISE program to bring this work to more corporations.

My sincere wishes to you for a life of meaning and happiness.

Kind regards,

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