Individual Meditation Support
"Not striving, not halting, I cross the flood. This is sublime, this is release." -- Buddha
I offer guidance and support to individuals who wish to begin a mindfulness meditation practice. I am also available to support those who already have an established practice but may be having a challenging time. We will start right where you are.
This service is separate from my counseling practice and is not for established counseling clients. It is recommended that you also work with a therapist who can help you process any lingering issues (especially trauma) that continue to arise in meditation.
The meetings are approximately 45 minutes and focus specifically on your meditation practice and the hindrances that you are encountering. I will offer guided meditations and suggestions during our time together.
The suggested donation for these sessions is $40-$80. Please contact me for additional information.
Mindfulness Meditation is Your Flashlight
Meditation practice can be viewed as the art of learning how to use a powerful flashlight along your path. Sometimes you need the light to be sharp and direct, focused on one thing at a time. At other times, you may want a wider, softer light to include more of your surroundings.
Mindfulness meditation training can help you sharpen your senses and at the same time be more at ease in your life. The method is about gradually divesting attention away from the worried mind, and into the natural functioning of your other senses.
Learning to trust ourselves is a challenging part of this process, and as your guide I will offer you insights, stories, and self-compassion practices to support you along the way. I have been meditating for many years, and was trained by Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach and many other teachers on my way to becoming a certified meditation teacher.
If you stick with meditation long enough, you may find that it is no longer something that you do, but rather something that you are.
From Rupert Spira: "The highest form of meditation is not an activity that is undertaken by the mind. It is a relaxing, falling back or sinking of the mind into its source or essence of pure awareness, from which it has arisen."
I am an IMTA (International Mindfulness Teachers Association) Certified Mindfulness Teacher - Professional Level and a graduate of Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach's Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program, accredited by the Greater Good Science Center at UC-Berkeley.