Tyler was drawn to mindfulness as a way to cultivate happiness and well being. From life and his travels he developed a curiosity as to what cultivates happiness independent of conditions. After exploring many happiness ways, he found mindfulness was the most profound practice to influence overall happiness. He also learned for him, mindfulness is the best way to work with difficulty and suffering. Mindfulness helped him change the relationship he had to difficulty and happiness. Tyler found mindfulness supported in an exponential way to have greater awareness, acceptance and self-kindness with what arises. He recently discovered Unified Mindfulness, which has greatly influenced his own practice and sharing the practice with others.
In Tyler’s work as an educator and counsellor, he started out teaching mindfulness and social emotional learning programs to teachers that they would teach to their students. Soon he learned it is crucial for teachers to have their own mindfulness practice before teaching it to school age-students. He teaches K-12 teachers their own mindfulness practice and supports how to teach mindfulness to students. He supports educators with their own mindfulness practice which supports the overall classroom climate and culture.
In addition to being a UM Level 2 Coach, he is a SMART (Stress Management and Resiliency Techniques) Facilitator, which is a mindfulness based program designed for K-12 educators from the University of British Columbia.