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Damien Rider

Damien Rider

USA > Tennessee > Memphis

About

Throughout my life, I have overcome the obstacles of dealing with PTSD from child abuse and pushing myself through extreme athletic challenges. I studied the tools that I was intuitively using, which allowed me to remain calm during those stressful situations to keep moving forwa...
Throughout my life, I have overcome the obstacles of dealing with PTSD from child abuse and pushing myself through extreme athletic challenges. I studied the tools that I was intuitively using, which allowed me to remain calm during those stressful situations to keep moving forward. I found that it always came back to having control and understanding of my breath and my ability to regulate the physical, mental, and emotional stress that I was under without stopping for long periods to compose myself.




During my twenty-seven years in the fitness and wellness industry, I have explored various methods to manage stress and the effective tool combination. Purposely pushing myself through physical, mental, and emotional stress allowed me to test these methods in order to determine which tools allowed me to recover instantly.



Meditation has been used globally by billions of people as a successful tool to calm the mind. However, my experience found traditional meditation methods required sitting in a self or guided practice for long periods of time. Then potentially years to allow yourself to reach a calming state, a state that can carry throughout your day and through life’s unexpected stressful situations.



As an athlete, I recognized that I didn’t have the time to sit for 30-90 minutes to compose myself enough to continue my challenges. At times I had to make split-second, sometimes life or death decisions, and through this, I became more consciously aware of my One Breath Meditation.


I have drawn from my years of training myself and others to combine all successful and tested techniques, not just in athletic challenges but also through daily life challenges. Being able to control physical, mental, and emotional stress and trauma made me realize that I had discovered a tool that would help so many people worldwide.



I have traveled the world, working at the most amazing wellness retreats, where I fine-tuned my findings. I began a journey across the US to share the tools with others and listen to their stories to see what tools we had in common that allowed us to keep moving forward. Along my 55-day motorcycle journey from the East Coast to the West Coast, I worked with people from all walks of life facing extreme adversity. I visited youth detention centers, washed homeless people's feet, and met with child abuse survivors, war veterans, social workers, and professors to confirm what I had discovered.



One Breath Meditation was created as a 5 level progressive program designed to allow athletes, students, coaches, entrepreneurs, and people on any career path a tool to change a stressed mind or stressful situation into a calm and controlled one, simply with one breath.



Once you have a strong connection with this technique, you will find that it will also give you the ability to calm others' emotions around you.



Thank you for giving back to yourself with my One Breath Meditation; I'm super excited knowing that once you explore this tool to allow your life to be calm, you will regain control, giving you the ability to live life on your terms.

www.OBMlearning.com

I'm so proud of you!
The featured video is of a TEDx talk in LA on challenging and testing yourself and the importance of processing tough times in life to get you through future challenges.
The featured video is of a TEDx talk in LA on challenging and testing yourself and the importance of processing tough times in life to get you through future challenges.
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Meditation has no boundaries, it's in every breath
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Retreat Specialties

My retreats work on a progressive program in every way. From the moment clients arrive a strategic program begins that is results driven. The tools obtained during the retreats are designed to continually grow within the clients long after the retreat week is complete.

Teaching Specialties

Real results from years of research, testing and proving the effectiveness of what I offer. I am high achieving with my own life and results-driven for my clients without all the unnecessary noise. 12 world records, 2 feature films on National Geographic, Men's Health Man of The year, nominated Australian of the year twice, Author and humanitarian

What are your favorite Retreat Venues around the world

All locations I choose to run my retreats are special from ocean to mountains

What's your personal definition of what it means to thrive?

Resilience is not just for surviving the worst day of your life. It’s for thriving every day of your life

Who do you look up to ? Who has helped you the most along your teacher / retreat leader journey?

I am proud anyone who has faced adversity and keeps on powering forward

Damien Rider's Videos

World Record Endurance Athlete, Motivational Speaker, Humanitarian Damien Rider
World Record Endurance Athlete, Motivational Speaker, Humanitarian Damien Rider
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