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Learn concentration and meditation techniques to deal with pressure and enjoy challenges.
For the last three months I have been training Friendly Eyes. Moving from “oh, I still have to do it and it’s already 23:50..” to “looking forward to this specific moment of the day that belonged to me alone.” It helped me through the Corona times – in fact, it was a good combination 😉 – and helped me get a lot of insights about myself and the people around me. Thank you all, Jackie and your team, for this enormous gift!
Brilliant course that has the power to shift your mindset.
I did Discover and it was already very illustrative. After that I began experience and it gave me the tools that I was looking for in order to help myself. Sometimes I had a feeling about the course and that day came after the “meditation time” a video in which Jackie talked about the very thing that I was thinking about. It seemed to me sometimes that we were very near and that she could read my thoughts (maybe we all have a very similar mental process during such a program). After these three months I feel much more concentrated, I live more in the moment and if something disturbs me I just let it be. I am much more aware about how my mindset works and I also can recognize what I want to do because I WANT TO DO IT. Thank you so much.
I think that this course was very helpful to me and would recommend it to anybody it is very easy to follow and doesn’t take too much space in your day.
This course was so amazing and helpful in so many different ways! As a high performance athlete mental strength is so important, but even though we all know it is something to work on not many programs help teach how to achieve it. This course was easy to follow, easy to understand, and offered a simplistic view on different mental adversities. Overall it has helped my mental game on court tremendously, and I am so thankful that this course is accessible to everyone. 10/10 would recommend to any other athletes or even normal people.
I am in a period of transition, not least because of the current state of the world, mid-pandemic, but also because of a big gear shift in my career, involving moving country. The last experience I had as a performer (a singer), literally up until lockdown came into affect and stopped everything in it’s tracks, was one in which I realised something in my mindset was very wrong and needed to be changed. If it wasn’t addressed, I knew for a fact that this next stage and my future career as a whole was going to be really, really difficult and cause huge problems for me. The discover course has begun to shift my mindset and bring enjoyment back into what I am doing, along with forgiveness and kindness to myself which I needed. Most importantly, overall Friendly Eyes has brought me much more happiness, lightness and joy to all areas of my life. I only hope that when I’m eventually back in pressurised situations I continue to benefit from this wonderful course. THANK YOU.
We were recommended this course by a friend. I actually thought it would be great for the whole family to do this during lockdown, to help everyone with focus and strength during this difficult time. The course is amazing – we have all got something different from it. The kids compete at challenging sports and the advice is invaluable but actually it helps with everyday life. The big take home messages were acceptance, kindness to yourself and others, and cutting out the noise (the story thinking).. I can’t think of anyone who would not benefit from this and the structure of the sessions means you can grab time to do it when it suits you whilst keeping up the momentum to complete the course.
After one week of practice I am feeling so much support! Little clear and friendly inputs are giving me so much hope in finding peace and acceptance in my current health situation. Looking forward to the second week!
Just finished Experience for the first time after having it recommended to me by a mentor… and it was exactly what I needed. After applying the techniques and reflecting on the insights from the daily videos, it made me really aware of my tendencies and how much I skirted around improving my focus and concentration. I used to feel a bit at the mercy of my mood and the stresses of my career and would quite often berate myself for not being able to cope better. Having completed this course, I now feel much more equipped to tackle challenges in my career/everyday life and feel calmer and more at ease with myself. I’m looking forward to continuing with these concepts throughout my daily life and applying these techniques to more aspects of my career. Very grateful to have done this course and can’t recommend this enough to everyone and anyone.
Thank you Jackie for this very inspiring and helpful course! It gave me insights in my thoughts and really triggers to stay relaxed and focus without judgement to myself and others.
I’ve finished Discover for the second time today and I will go on with Experience once more, after finishing the course last year. Friendly Eyes has changed my perspective on things and life, goals and how to make my dreams come true. And the most fascinating aspect is that I feel I have space for experimenting and improving every day. I am grateful for having met Jackie and all the people participating in the videos.
I’m a musician (singer and pianist), and I have done some performance coaching earlier, so before this course I was already aware of “story thinking” in my musician’s daily life. What was remarkable was that before this course I hadn’t even noticed, how compulsive I was in other parts of my life. For example I’ve had very little self confidence when it came to practicing sports, especially doing individual sports like running or yoga – because I couldn’t escape my own judgemental thoughts. This course has given simple tools to work on my concentration in my daily life. I’m definitely going to do Experience. I have also recommended this course to my friends and it has been especially good for some people I know that suffer from depression and other mental conditions.
Jackie takes you by the hand; friendly and firmly. Every day you make a little step and after a while you look forward to the ‘Experience’ moment every day. And slowly it starts to make sense in every day life as well. Please make a generous donation if you follow Experience because it’s for free, but must have takes an enormous (financial) effort to make and maintain.
With her humanity and true friendly eyes, Jackie helps you with very practical and simple tools dive into yourself uncompromising and unapologetic. You’ll find wonderful simple exercises, very healthy to apply to your every day life. This whole process is so helpful, I’m so grateful and humbled by this whole experience. A TRILLION HEARTFUL THANKS.
The Experience Course has a really good pace. It brings you step by step to meditation. The meditation in combination with the short films helps to get my focus on friendly eyes and action thinking. Thanks! A good foundation for the rest of my life🙏🏻
I’m a very anxious tennis player who has been struggling with a poor mindset for years. I’ve read countless books and listen to many podcasts and it surely helped but nothing like Jackies’ book which gave me a real kick. It’s all very practical and easy to work on. I’m not there yet, far from it but now I have hope, even faith.😉
Fantastic course!! It motivates me in every way. She explained my abstract thoughts and turn it to understandable. So I feel thankful to help me to understand myself better, to be aware on the important things and accept every part of me.
This course was very helpful in its approach to help me start changing my mindset. Thank you for that!
I cannot put in words what Friendly Eyes did/does to me. I am a singer and it really helped me focus more and more often I can stay “in the now” when I am on stage or in auditions. Yes, I am more concentrated, get better results and am more efficient. But the most important thing: I am so much happier than i was in a long time and I found a way to forgive myself and others. Also my relationship with my boyfriend is so much better. I am glad, a friend recommended Friendly Eyes. And I am so glad there are people like Jackie and her team who give this wonderful opportunity. Now meditation is a part of my everyday life. Since I only did “Experience” so far, I will now start with “Discover”. Thank you again!
What a wonderful experience this 6 week course, I learned so much! I followed a yogateacher training in the past during the weekends. Jackie’s training is for me a way to apply yoga to tennis and other sports. Another way to practice! It also helps me in daily life. I feel grateful, that I came across your Mindset-approach and the easy access offered to the training. Thank you so much, Jackie!
I have completed both the Discovery and Experience courses. The material is very valuable and helps to deepen your awareness of how to direct your focus. The Discovery material is a great starting point for building an awareness of the concepts. Hearing input from well known athletes and musicians is fascinating. The Experience course is a wonderful introduction to meditation. This is the first approach of many I have tried that has enabled me to stick with meditation and I feel I have more sense now of how it can be valuable to me. I have also read the book which is a brilliant way to begin accessing these ideas.
I have just completed the three month Experience course and want to share my experience of it. I’ve had a regular meditation and spiritual practice for many years so was not expecting to find anything new. The reason I wanted to take the course was because of my great respect for Jackie Reardon and the work of Friendly Eyes, and I was curious to see what it had to offer. From the day I started I knew I had to let go of all preconceived ideas, come with ‘beginner’s mind’ and enter fully into the journey, and it turned out to be a truly marvellous experience, from beginning to end. I found that with the way it is structured, the consistency of the daily meditations together with Jackie’s gentle, wise and loving videos, my own awareness and insight deepened and expanded immensely. I am deeply grateful and heartily recommend Experience to anyone – wherever you are on your spiritual journey.
I am a singer who applied for the Equilibrium Young Artists program by Barbara Hannigan and spending some quality time on that website I discovered Friendly Eyes. I just want to share that the Discover course has been incredibly helpful in the moment in which I am. I had lost my “goals” or my “joy” singing because of my constant story thinking and I was frustrated just because I knew that I sing well but I couldn’t give my best because I was not in the moment. All these exercises and instruments have helped me (I also began to meditate). I have always been very disperse with my attention and concentration. I used to say “I am disperse” but I don’t say it anymore because I can train my concentration and I am starting to understand how it works. In this “Corona crisis” these courses are also helping me a lot. I’m going to start Experience. Thank you so much and you will hear from me in three months!! 😀
I won the 5.5 nationals USTA in 2006 my game started to stagnate with age and injuries Jacky has been a game changer I got the book from a student and have not looked back. She is magic and I am playing great
Just by coincidence I started friendly eyes at the right time in my life, (also a few months before hip surgery). Initially I found it really helpful as I had a stressful job and horrible managers. Little did I know what was in store for me. I moved on to experience feeling good about myself and repaired old family conflicts so when there was a serious complication and I could not use my leg, I had a choice how I would react. I am convinced due to friendly eyes, and Jackie’s book, I was able to deal with my slow recovery and have come out a much better person. I am deeply in debt to Jackie and her team. My life, artwork and family ties are going well. Thank you all,
I can decide what I want to concentrate on, I’m not a victim of my thoughts. It may sound obvious but Jackie and Experience made it clear for me, for the first time in my life I believe. And if meditation earlier meant rest to me it now means awareness and direction. And that friendliness towards others and oneself is a base for that, I don’t have to linger in all the misdoings in my life. I can’t thank you enough! I can’t thank you Jackie enough!
As a music college student you have a lot a pressure from yourself, your teachers, your classmates and orchestra to be a good musician. Not only good, the best. I have for many years suffered from stage fright. I believed that it was stress and just pure nervousness that made me that way, but after doing Dicsover and working on myself I realize that it was not stress, nor nervousness, it was the fear of failing. After realizing that and accepting myself, my playing and the fear of failing I wasn’t afraid anymore! Now I have no problem with stage fright! Of course I get a bit nervous, but in a good way. But I’m not afraid anymore! Thank you Jackie and the friendly eyes team! You helped me open my eyes with Friendly Eyes.
I never thought, when I started with Friendly Eyes app, that it would teach me something I didn’t know, because I considerd myself being well trained in meditation….I was wrong! Jackie showed me a new way of thinking, acting and dreaming, she shows in her life philosophy how easy, nice and convenient life can be, if you look at it with friendly eyes. It sounds so easy and yet, it is increadibly challenging! But I started to notice that everything she says started happening- I seem to attract succes, people like to become friends with me, I feel more energy, I like doing things I didn’t like to do before (like cleaning the house) and everything seems to be easy going suddenly…Thank you Jackie, you opened my eyes!!!!
Hello to all, I have an immense gratitude for Jackie and I don’t even know where to start, hopefully my review won’t be pages long. I’m just a stay at home mom and I have great passion for tennis. My coach recommended that I read the book “Mindset” and later on sent the link to the online courses (for which I will never thank him enough)… The changes that slowly occurred throughout the months are still impressive to me. I used to get so tense – paralysed – whenever playing a match. I can have fun now, I enjoy myself during the match and I see my opponents in a friendlier way. Life in a general way is more interesting, my interactions with my kids and other people (outside of tennis) are changing a little. And it may be subtle but it makes a huge difference if instead of being annoyed at someone’s reaction, I’m able to see it from their perspective, go towards them and tell them my understanding (I try to do it in a funny way to make it lighter). As for my tennis? I used to loose every single match and the difference in my level of playing during a practice and during a match was abysmal. I just finished a league. I won 12 out of 13 matches. And there are moments when I play freely and relaxed, I wouldn’t believe I’d be able to do it – ever.
I used to think beating myself up was essential to my self-improvement. Friendly Eyes has shown me how my negativity was blocking me from truly focusing and realising my potential. These simple, well structured programs helped me develop many concentration/self-talk/meditation concepts which I had come across through my voice lessons and yoga. Silence is precious, especially in this buzzing world of ours, and I’m curious to see what else it will reveal to me with time. Jackie & team – THANK YOU!
Friendly Eyes has changed my life. It is now easier and more fun to reach my goals in life. There are many programs out there, I myself have gone through at least 3 different ones. But Friendly Eyes is the simplest I have encountered, with fast results. If everyone was trained with friendly eyes, we would have a happier, healthier world. Embrace the struggle, embrace the commitment and you will not regret it! #hi5!
Friendly Eyes explore and gives advice in a brilliant way on how to keep focus when your mind is doing all it can to disturb you. The practical examples and the tools are productive for our own development, and well anchored in valid scientific knowledge and practice. It has helped me a lot, and I have recommended it to a lot of friends in different life situations, younger and older.
I have finished Friendly Eyes Discovery and what a great experience. I learned so much but also know that I will return to it as there is still lots to discover. For me the phrase that springs to mind is “Rome wasn’t built in a day”- its an ongoing journey of self discovery and one well worth taking! Check it out
Mindset: A mental guide for sport provides a deep insight to the mental side of sport and a guideline on how to handle pressure, overcome ego and control emotion. My daughter is 12 years old, she started playing tennis at age 6. Almost every time playing a tournament, she is very nervous, her mind is often full of doubt and frustration. After reading the book, I realized she was playing against three opponents – the opponent of her tennis match, herself and her dad – I always thought tennis is about winning the match and you can only be either a loser or a winner. After reading the book, I realized as a tennis dad, in order to help my daughter becoming a good tennis player, she and myself have to first become ‘action thinkers’, meaning focusing on the moment and process. You may always win and may win the match once and sometimes twice with the mindset method and friendly eyes. Ren Recreational Tennis Player & Tennis Dad for my daughter Victoria
‘Friendly Eyes’ changed my life. I learned about it more than ten years ago and it has positively changed my private life and my work as a coach. The tools and exercises helped me to become aware of my ‘mindset’. I realised how judgmental I often was towards myself. Thanks to Friendly Eyes I was able to move from judging into kindness. This makes a world of difference! The learning never stops, even after having watched Discover many times, I keep on discovering new things about myself. But it has been just as important in my work, I can directly help students in their mental game because the exercises are super practical. And they’re great fun to do, no matter your age!
3 years ago I had the opportunity to work with Jackie for 3 days, it has become the 3 strongest training days in my professional career. Every day I get back to what I have discovered there. I did the Friendly Eyes 3 month meditation course and this taught me to look with compassion and friendly eyes to my own and other people’s actions. I highly recommend the Friendly Eyes courses.
Friendly Eyes has meant a lot to me. It is very practical and I apply it daily. Friendly eyes, good mistakes and no judgment have made me different in my daily life. I also give ‘friendly eyes’ training to young football players and students to learn how to focus and look at themselves without judgment. Friendly eyes can be an enrichment for your daily life.
Enriching life lessons for everyone. Both on the sportfields as in everyday life. I love the inspirational insights and challenges Jackie offers every time. Take the time to dive into this. I’m positive it will bring you as much as it still does to me!
Over the past 10 years, I have found Jackie Reardon’s Mindset book and its practical methodology/ application extremely helpful in becoming more successful as a tennis coach in assisting young competitive juniors develop their mental skills to assist with their performances. Her follow up web-site of FRIENDLY EYES is a remarkable progression that I highly recommend to everyone. I can watch the clippings over and over and it’s also helps with reinforcing its practical application and training on a daily basis with the players. They are learning so much better how to put “Friendly Eyes” into practise and to recognise “Story Thinking” and how to train for “Action Thinking” using her pillars to train awareness and self- management. I have certainly seen great improvement in their concentration skills and staying in the moment, dealing better with the pressures of competition and coping better with their emotions and mistake management using her suggested instruments. Seeing and hearing the video clips of elite athletes and highly successful artists lends huge credibility and in turn this also helps tremendously with developing their own improved court presence and inner calmness.
I can highly recommend to everybody that this online mental training is worth following. It helped me a lot during my work in sports and also in daily life. I learned to focus better and this improved my quality of life. I especially like how practical friendlyeyes is. It’s a process but you get instant tools to start practicing.