One-on-one mentoring is an ongoing dialog about your meditation practice and how it supports your life. For some, it’s about goal-setting and accountability. For others, it provides the psychological framework to connect meditation to the world (e.g. how mindfulness can help you communicate more effectively, set boundaries, build a social network, etc.). And some people simply use the time for formal meditation instruction. The idea is, individual guidance allows you to choose the structure that supports you best.
Unlike a meditation class, mentoring flexes to meet your schedule. Usually, the conversation takes place over Skype and phone, but some clients text, some email.
It always starts with a 20-30 minute phone call in which you describe where you see yourself, and where you want to be. If you’re not sure, we brainstorm together. Then we come up with an initial recipe—mindfulness meditation, ways of looking at your obstacles, strategies for approaching life situations—to get you started.
This initial conversation is always free. Mindfulness meditation has changed my life, and I consider it a form of service and generosity to help you sketch out how it might change yours.
After the initial conversation, you may choose to go off and practice on your own, or you may choose to keep connecting with me.
For more information, or to set up a time to chat, contact me. I look forward to hearing from you!
- Bi-weekly or weekly scheduled Skype/FaceTime sessions
- Unlimited communication between sessions
- Ongoing support through customized guided meditation recordings and text-based resources
Mentoring is a monthly subscription-based service. I set it up this way so you have complete flexibility to reach out as much as you want, when you want, between sessions. There is also no session cancellation policy for subscribers. You get to live your life, and have me as your on-call meditation support. Particularly if you are new to meditation or facing a crisis, my availability can be a crucial safety net. I am happy to do this.
While you're fully welcome to start and stop as often as you like, I tend to suggest sticking with it for a few months. This will give us a chance to establish a language for working together, and a recipe (like I described above) that works for you. It can be useful to keep a meditation journal during this time, so that when questions arise during practice you'll keep track of them.
It's very important to me that mindfulness is available to anyone, regardless of ability to pay. I always reserve low-cost mentoring slots in my schedule for this reason, and will continue to provide donation-based classes for those who can't afford to pay. If you're curious about this, or have any other questions about mentoring, please contact me.