I offer personalized mindfulness meditation consulting via video conference or phone. My guidance includes a strong emphasis on inquiry, embodiment and self-kindness. I help clients finding ways to reduce stress and suffering through disentangling from subconscious beliefs and old hurts. I also offer Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction courses in DC, Columbia, Baltimore and Olney.
I am a full-time instructor for the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (imcw.org), lead teacher Tara Brach. I have been teaching meditation, mindfulness and stress-reduction since 2013. I am a mentor for a number of international on-line programs, including Power of Awareness and the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program. I also guide daily meditation over th phone for Telesangha.com.
As I work with individuals and groups, I find that there is significant transformation. My clients find themselves experiencing more joy, more freedom, more peace, and more kindness for themselves and others. My clients start to observe the ways they live their lives more clearly so that they can make changes. There is no greater joy than helping people along this journey.
Stan providing online mentoring was more than a lucky break as there are no local teachers in my area. Despite the online setting, Stan‘s friendly and compassionate attitude crosses the digital divide and lets you feel right at home with the teachings. Cherishing independence and self-reliance, I hesitated to seek help from a teacher. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Stan encouraged me to challenge my stale meditation techniques, try out new ways of meditating and trust my inner wisdom to guide my practice. Stan‘s skillful questions let me drop down from my head into my body and allow sensations to play out rather than suppressing them. Stan's teaching style encourages freedom and self-guidance. Since Stan started mentoring me, many of the metaphors that I read in Buddhist books came to life in my practice. This reinvigorated trust in my practice which changed my life.
Stan has been my meditation teacher for approximately seven years and mentor for two. As my teacher, he has provided guidance and resources that have enriched my spiritual exploration(s). As a mentor, he has worked along side to help me navigate my sometimes challenging inner journey. Stan, with his intuitive, kind, and gentle approach, has been a trusted ally who has helped me find my inner resources in the midst of living this life.
For new clients, I offer a free introductory session via phone or video conference. This will give me the opportunity to determine your needs and for you to get to know how I work. If we decide to continue to work together, we will meet on an ad hoc basis, as often or as little as you like. Typical sessions are one hour.