Each session builds upon my lengthy past experience with teaching mindfulness, meditation, and MBSR: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. We will spend time together covering a variety mindfulness topics, practicing/learning meditation and adding in some gentle yoga stretches as needed. Learning how to apply mindfulness into daily life does help alleviate stress and allow for you to feel more calm and relaxed. Think of these session times together as your private MBSR life skills class!
Please note: These are not therapy sessions. You are simply learning how to apply mindfulness and meditation into your own life, as a means to provide more moments of calm, peace and a greater sense of ease. This, in turn, can lead you to an enhanced personal focus and a renewed sense of purpose.
Building upon my 23 year meditation and yoga practice, my teacher training at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in MBSR: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program, further mindfulness teacher training with Jon Kabat-Zinn PhD and Saki Santorelli EdD, MA at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY, Power of Awareness Training with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach, as well as the myriad of additional retreats, seminars, training programs, and exploratory conversations I have had with such highly respected meditation teachers as Pema Chodron, Sakyung Mipham Rinpoche, Joan Borysenko, Tara Brach, Jack Kornfield, Ethan Nichtern, Matthew Daniell, Bodhipksa, just to name a few!
I have also been teaching mindfulness and meditation classes and programs in and around NH for close to 6 years now.
Reiki and MORE!
Reiki, combined with mindfulness meditation, are powerful "tools" to have in your self care process. But they are by no means the antidote to all your healing or medical care. Sometimes, combining your traditional medical care with alternative approaches toward reducing stress can help you feel more in control of your life.
This is also not meant to be a replacement for psychological or doctor recommended therapeutic care. In fact, if I feel it necessary, I may ask for a referral from your health care provider or may also suggest you seek out their professional advice prior to starting a meditation or mindfulness practice. For example: In cases where someone has been diagnosed with clinical depression it is best to move into meditation when your health care provider recommends it.
Please keep in mind that Mindful Presence Reiki is meant to compliment your personal healing path. Wether you choose Reiki or mindfulness meditation or both, it is not meant to be a panacea to all life's ills. Reiki practitioners are not healers, so use caution if someone is presenting themselves to you in this way. Reiki can be a healing process for you, and could facilitate your personal sense of well being, but the person conducting Reiki is not a healer. The healing comes from you! This is an important distinction to make and one that I feel most important to mention as you seek help along your personal healing path!
PLEASE NOTE: All my session fees are very fairly priced and take into consideration my background, experience and professional commitment to excellence. I do offer a 20% Discount to all First Time Appointments, Seniors age 65 & up and all full or part-time students age 18 & up (Not to be combined with any other offers or discounts) If you are EVER in a difficult financial position, I am always willing to discuss pricing to help make this work for you. Just ASK!
Please contact me to book your appointment today!