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BeingMerry is a wellbeing company. My mission is to help strengthen and heal the World; one class, one person, one breath at a time. I offer classes, workshops, and coaching on wellness topics such as mindfulness, meditation, stress reduction, self-compassion, and mindful eating & living.

Instruction can be provided in person and over the phone/internet. 

Merry is a certified Life, Wellness & Mindfulness Coach, and a Trained Teacher of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindful Eating & Living and Mindfulness Meditations.  I also have a Master's degree in Education and Bachelor's degree in Psychology.

Merry has been teaching and coaching in the San Diego area (and globally over the Internet) for over three years, and has been an avid meditator for over six years.  I have taught and coached young adults through senior citizens. I am learner centered, and provide experiential exercises to help individuals embody mindfulness and being awake to their lives.

I blog about wellbeing and mindfulness at various sites including: Go to the Resources tab to see other articles I've written at other sites.

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San Diego, CA 92127
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

New clients can contact me via phone or email, and communicate what they are hoping to achieve; what is their immediate goal. I would then contact them over the phone or Internet to offer solutions that would meet their goal. 

I work best with students who are ready to make a change, but are not sure where to start, or would like some accountability around a new habit/change.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I'm a certified Life, Mindfulness and Wellness Coach (by the International Coach Federation, The Mindfulness Coaching School and 

I am a trained teacher of various mindfulness-based applications, completing the curriculum at the Mindfulness-based Professional Training Institute within UCSD Center for Mindfulness. 

I have a Master's degree in Education and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. 

Personally, I've been through many life changing transitions that brought uncertainty, stress and anxiety, and found mindfulness to be a huge remedy to help put things into perspective.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Group Classes: The 8 week curriculum of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, Mindful Self-Compassion and Mindful Eating & Living is $250-350, depending if it is in person (Rancho Bernardo Area) or on the phone/Internet.

Private Mindfulness Classes: $50 p/hour

Private Coaching Sessions: $100 p/hour

How did you get started teaching?

I've always been a teaching in some respect, involved in training and development, and designing instruction. I also coached youth sports when my own children were little. I came to the world of wellbeing through the door of life changes and knowing that how we respond to these changes makes all the difference.  The way we respond really depends on how we "see" or relate to things clearly. It also relates to what possibilities may lay ahead. Having a growth mindset is the first set. Cultivating awareness is the next.

What types of students have you worked with?

I've worked with all ages: from teens to seniors, men and women alike.

I've worked with all demographics: various ethnicities or origin.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

My meditation classes bring a grounded and centered feeling, and one of openness/vastness. My students leave in such a different state as when they arrived.

My coaching sessions bring a sense of fulfillment for me, as I work with others to uncover their wisdom, encourage them to open to possibilities, and plot a course to navigate their situation to their desired goal.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Start a conversation stating what you are looking for, why you are seeking mindfulness, wellness, meditation or coaching. What are you hoping to change? How can working with a teacher or coach enable you to develop and work toward the goal? Ask yourself first, how committed am I to this process?

Talk to a few teachers and see who's style resonates with you most. 

In fact, it's great to change up your teachers as well, to gain different perspectives.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What am I looking for?

Why am I looking for this?

Am I committed to this change?

What support do I need to make this change?

What support do I need to maintain the change?