Mindfulness and Meditation Instruction
One-on-One or group instruction tailored to you in my office or in a Corporate or Executive Coaching setting.
Focusing on the present heightens sensitivity to the environment and one’s reactions to it, consequently enhancing self-management and coping. It also provides an outlet from ruminating on the past or worrying about the future, breaking the cycle of these problematic cognitive processes. Meditation is based on being non-judgmental, not striving, learning to trust and accept what comes up, while letting go with patience and adopting a beginner’s mind. We teach a number of techniques, such as focusing on the breath and on our feelings in the present moment, rather than on our thoughts. We discover that our bodies can become more relaxed, while our mind pays attention to feelings buried in the heart and other parts of the body, uncovering new ways of letting go of mental attachments, patterns, and worries. We also learn how to remain embodied, incorporating mindfulness into our daily routines and schedules.
Extensive research has shown that some of the benefits associated with incorporating regular mindfulness and meditation into your life include: increased well-being and quality of life, enhanced creativity, compassion, focus, self-control, productivity, capacities for insight, and a deepening of one’s sense of connectedness with self, community, nature, and with something greater than ourselves. In addition, hundreds of studies have shown that mindfulness-based meditation has been proven effective for a range of health problems including: insomnia, depression, substance abuse and eating disorders, chronic pain and coping with medical conditions, and ADHD—with many populations including: children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly.
According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, almost 80% of medical schools offer some type of mindfulness training and many Fortune 500 corporations have made the training available to their employees. While mindfulness meditation methods have their roots in spiritual teachings, the methods we work with are secular and flexible to most any belief system.