From countless books to a rabbit-hole of YouTube videos, there are many ways to learn about mindfulness. All of these can be very valuable. But it’s practice where you actually get to experience mindfulness and the benefits it offers. And when you practice, you’ll inevitably come across challenges… we all do. Yes, even seasoned meditation practitioners have their rough days.
Maybe you had an argument with your friend or partner yesterday. During the entire time of your meditation, you can’t think of anything else. Maybe you notice a sharp pain as you focus on a certain area of your body. If you’re like most people, you’ll notice your mind making all sorts of negative judgements about your experience. Not just in meditation… but even throughout the rest of your day.
So how do you best manage your mind in these times without giving up on yourself?
And that’s exactly what you get when you learn mindfulness from a certified, experienced mindfulness teacher.
This is your opportunity to ask questions about the process and content of individual mindfulness training sessions. I’ll ask you to share a little bit about what interests you in mindfulness and what your goals are. I’ll share a little bit about what individual sessions will look and feel like and we can talk about whether it feels like a good fit for you to engage in mindfulness training at this time and what options (e.g. class, individual) might match what you’re looking for.
If you are currently in treatment with a therapist or physician, please consult them first before starting any program of mindfulness training and practice. Sometimes it’s not the best time to engage in mindfulness training and practice. It may be that there are too many things going on in our lives that would keep us from being able to do the kinds of practice we’d like to do. Sometimes there’s simply too much emotional stress and upset which needs to be addressed in other ways first, such as through talk therapy, before starting training in mindfulness. We all have our unique set of life variables that influence whether and when we start mindfulness training. So that you can make your own best decision, I encourage you learn what is involved in the mindfulness training options offered and to talk this through with the people and professionals in your life that know you and your unique circumstances and who you may be working with on other issues and concerns.
You will receive an electronic invoice prior to your scheduled session(s). You can pay easily online using PayPal or a debit/credit card. All sessions (whether an individual or package of several sessions) must be paid in full before the first scheduled session.
For courses and workshops: Fees are 100% refundable until one full week prior to the start of the program. After that date, there will be no refunds, no exceptions. To cancel, please send an email.
For the MBSR Course: Course fees are 100% refundable until one full week prior to the start of the course. The date of the orientation session is the date the course starts. After that date, there will be no refunds, no exceptions. To cancel, please send an email.
For individual instruction/coaching: Fees are not refundable. We all have things that come up that make us need to reschedule appointments. I’m happy to do so. Please note that individual sessions that have been paid for (whether one session or a package of several sessions) must be used with in six months of the payment. After that time, there are no refunds, no exceptions. To reschedule, please send an email.
This image is similar to petroglyphs made by the indigenous Taíno people of Puerto Rico of the coquí. The coquí is a tree frog native to the island. I first heard the coquí during my first trip as a child to visit my family in Puerto Rico. When I heard its distinctive call for the first time, I thought it was a bird and was amazed to learn it was a frog. Since then is has held a special place in my heart and I always looked forward to hearing the sound of coquís in the background during phone calls with loved ones on the island. Frogs can symbolize many things including transformation. Very apt when I reflect on my own experience of the influence of practicing mindfulness on my life.