About Bev Janisch

About Ben Janisch

About Bev Janisch

Who is Bev Janisch?

Bev is a meditation teacher and mindfulness coach who empowers awakening souls to flourish as spiritual beings living stressful human lives.

For over 25 years, Bev worked as a clinical nurse specialist in various roles with seniors and end-of-life care, with a deep desire to alleviate unnecessary suffering.

After leaving nursing, Bev began her self-discovery journey to live with less stress and greater ease. She realized that after many years of searching outside herself, she had the power within to heal, grow, and transition into the next phase of her life with deeper meaning, purpose, connection, and vitality.

In 2014, Bev founded The Compassionate Mind as a passion project to offer holistic approaches to meditation and mindfulness that are research-based, grounded in ancient wisdom and adapted for modern lives.

Bev became a certified Integral Associate Coach™, meditation and mindfulness teacher, Enneagram practitioner and the author of Awakening a Woman’s Soul: The Power of Meditation and Mindfulness to Transform Your Life. 

Bev has two grown children and is a Nana to 5 little munchkins. She lives with her husband, Mark, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Bev is passionate about the journey of self-discovery to awaken inner peace, well-being, and authentic happiness.

Here’s why Bev’s so passionate about this…

In 2012, I was standing on top of Mount Kilimanjaro, one of the highest peaks in the world, and I had never been lower.

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Like many women, I was so busy on life’s treadmill and fulfilling all my roles (wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, and nurse) that I slowly lost touch with my SELF.

On the outside, I looked successful, happily married, and cheerful, but on the inside, I had a deep feeling of soul hunger and had no idea who I was anymore.

Despite being grateful, I felt lost, confused and stuck. 

I found myself asking big questions: Who am I? How can I feel more peaceful? What’s missing in my life? Why can’t I just be happy?

I had no idea what was wrong. All I knew was that my physical and emotional health was suffering, my marriage felt disconnected, and my life lacked meaning and purpose.

My dark night of the soul became a choice point. I could either continue to struggle with the stress and disconnection I was feeling or get to know the real Bev beyond all the roles, conditioning and limiting beliefs running my life and holding me back from becoming the best version of myself.

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I spent a decade researching and practicing meditation, mindfulness, positive psychology, energy healing, esoteric wisdom teachings, mind-body medicine, the Enneagram of personality and many spiritual traditions.

Based on this deep dive and the countless folks I’ve worked with worldwide, I’ve integrated this wisdom into the 4 Pillars For Awakening Your Best Self framework to provide clarity and insights for the path to becoming the best version of ourselves.

I’m grateful for the opportunity to guide other awakening souls on their self-discovery journeys and help them live happier, healthier and more peaceful lives.

Bev’s formal training and certifications:

1984 Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Alberta
1993 Master’s of Nursing, University of Calgary
2014 Certified Meditation and Mindfulness Instructor, McLean Meditation Institute
2014 The Power of Mindfulness with Jack Kornfield, nicabm
2017 Co-active Communication, Mindfulness Coaching School
2018 Deep Coaching Intensive, Center for Transformational Coaching
2019 Usui/Holy Fire 11 Reiki
2020 Integral Associate Coach™, Integral Coaching Canada Inc.
2020 Integral Coaching & the Enneagram: Soul-Building & Contribution, Russ Hudson and James Flaherty
2020 Own The Shadow of Your Enneagram Personality Type, Beatrice Chestnut
2021 Developing Powerful Enneagram Skills, Chestnut Paes Enneagram Academy
2021 Intensive 1/2, The Narrative Enneagram
2021 Instincts & Subtypes, The Narrative Enneagram
2021 The Typing Process, The Narrative Enneagram
2021 Providing Effective Enneagram Solutions, Chestnut Paes Enneagram Academy
2022 Deepening Spiritual Awareness, The Narrative Enneagram
2022 The Enneagram For Therapists, Counselors, and Coaches, The Narrative Enneagram

2023 Trauma Awareness in Coaching, Deep Coaching Institute

The Best in Calgary | Bev Janisch | Spiritual Coaching | Meditation Teacher
McLean Meditation Institute | Certified Meditation & Mindfulness Instructor
Integral Associate Coach | Integral Coaching Canada Inc.