ZEN+ : Helping you Stay Young and Age Well

It’s as simple as A,B,C…

By Marcus Santer

Just over a quarter of a century ago I was heavily into Lifesaving.

I spent many hours in the swimming pool practicing my side-stroke, dragging volunteers up and down the pool, practicing how to get them out and one of my favourites…

Learning how to handle them when they ‘freaked out’ and tried to drown us both.

I got my Bronze Medallion relatively easily but struggled with my Award of Merit.

I enjoyed Lifesaving a lot and I got to know one of my best friends through it.

Moving on…

Part of my Lifesaving practice involved learning basic first aid and resuscitation skills. And I was taught the mnemonic: A,B,C – which stands for:

  1. Airway – Open the mouth, check for obstructions
  2. Breathing – Look listen and feel for breathing
  3. Circulation – Making sure oxygen is circulated to the rest of the body

It’s a cascade system to access the need for and then if necessary deliver cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). So for example, there’s no point starting CPR if the patient has some obstruction in their mouth preventing air getting into the lungs.

You dig?

In the ZEN+ Home Study Course (remember that? Yes it is still coming soon!) I’ve been working on a similar assessment tool and yesterday I finally nailed it.

Modesty aside, it’s really very good.

Though I wish I could come up with a sexier name for it than: The ZEN+ Wheel

Still, it does work.

And it lets you easily diagnose for yourself, which of the 4 areas of ZEN+ you’d be best to focus on first and which component in that area is likely to give you the most bang for your buck.

So you can hit the floor running with the ZEN+ HSC and see valuable benefits in double quick time.

If you want a reminder of what’s in the three different membership levels:

Here’s a purdy mindmap I made for you (click on it for a bigger version):


All of the written, video and audio content has been completed.

Now I just need to put the pictures in and make it look pretty.

Fingers crossed it won’t be long now.

Bye for now


P.S. I had a bit of love/hate relationship with my friend Michael when we did Lifesaving partner drills.

Love because he made it fun and he was the best in the group.

Hate because he was 5ft 11 inches of solid muscle.

And in case you didn’t know, towing muscle through water is a helluvolot harder than towing fat. Because muscle sinks and fat floats.

And trying to keep Michael afloat was seriously hard work!

If you’re reading this Mikey, safe travels buddy =)

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