Individual Mindfulness Coaching, Training, and Group Classes
Between stimulus and response
there is space.
In that space is our power
to choose our response.
In our response
lies our growth
and freedom. ~Viktor Frankyl
Mindfulness is a universal human capacity—a way of paying attention—that can be cultivated, sustained and integrated into everyday life through deep inquiry fueled by the ongoing discipline of meditation practice. Its central aim is the relief of suffering and the uncovering of our true nature.
Mindfulness has been shown in empirical studies to help with emotional stress of all kinds. It has been found to be at least as effective for mild to moderate anxiety and depression as medication alone. It has also been shown to help with anger management, pain management, and it has been shown to reduce the stress of chronic health conditions.
People who practice mindfulness have better stress resilience and are better able to cope with stressful life circumstances that are beyond their control. Without a doubt, being less reactive in stressful situations can go a long way in improving relationships of all kinds. Increasingly, corporations are providing (as well as funding) employee mindfulness trainings to improve employee stress resilience, work performance, and interpersonal relationships.
The practice of mindfulness actually rewires the brain from the inside out. Brain scans have shown that people who practice mindfulness for 8 weeks in structured training receive the benefits of this structural change; the ‘fear’ center of their brain loses volume while the mid prefrontal cortex gains volume. The mid prefrontal cortex helps to counter our stress response, so it is beneficial for this area to gain volume. It counters our stress response by helping us to see the larger picture, encouraging us to pause before we react, and by creating emotional balance. We need to exercise our bodies to keep physically strong and fit, and science is showing the benefit of mindfulness in keeping our brains strong and resistant to stress.
Robin’s individual mindfulness teaching, coaching, and training, as well as the following mindfulness classes are currently being taught virtually, which has been very effective and brought many benefits: Students don’t have to drive to attend a class or individual coaching session, they don’t have to leave their families to meet for individual training or a class, attendance is better, and the sessions and classes are overall more accessible to people all over the world, rather than just in the San Diego, California area.
Keep scrolling to see a list of the many mindfulness offerings to choose from.