• Mindfulness Counseling and Therapy

    Mindfulness Based Therapy

    As a Buddhist Mediation teacher and decades of studies in mindfulness based traditions, the importance of developing awareness and compassion is central in my clinical work. I am able to draw from a wealth of practices, techniques and perspectives that have been designed to help people awaken from suffering for millennia. As a result my work is practical, experiential and oriented to the present moment. Together we create a space that meets whatever arises with compassionate presence.

    After receiving a masters in clinical psychology I have had further training in body-oriented mindfulness techniques including Somatic experiencing to work with trauma as well as body centered inquiry informed by the Diamond Approach work. My practice is inspired by my love of nature and my nature based meditation work as well as my studies in yoga, dance and integral coaching.

    I see my work as helping people develop mindful awareness, self-compassion and insight into themselves and the challenges life brings. I also help others build essential life skills and the ability to work with and hold any emotional experience with clarity and kindness.

    I endeavor to support people live to their full potential in a life that brings happiness and fulfillment and at the same time understand and transform whatever is interfering with that process. Our work together will empower you to transform old negative beliefs and patterns and grow into living with presence, integrity, self-love and joy.

    I welcome individuals, couples and adolescents to my practice in Marin and San Francisco

    Areas of Clinical Focus

    Relationship issues
    Life Transitions
    Emotional balance and regulation
    Self-esteem
    Identity / self-understanding
    Work-life balance
    Spirituality
    Communication / interpersonal skills
    Couples work
    Sexuality and intimacy
    Inner Critic / negative beliefs
    Mindfulness skills

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    Mindfulness Counseling

    My mindfulness-based counseling practice is based on an Integral model of counseling that I trained in at New Ventures West. This approach takes into account the whole person and helps people find their true potential in their lives and exploring what hinders that potential. My counseling practice draws on over 15 years of experience as a Buddhist meditation teacher, an MA in clinical psychology, my experience of counseling people for the past 12 years, as well as my 25 years of meditation practice and studies in the Diamond Heart school.

    In my counseling practice I help you to live your potential, to optimize your ability to manifest your deepest intentions, and to live a satisfying and fulfilling life. I don’t pretend to have all the answers. I simply help you to discover what’s important and support you living in harmony with your deepest values. I also assist you in exploring what interferes with you manifesting the life and purpose you envision – what unconscious blocks, patterns, habits and beliefs distract you from your goal.

    My practice takes awareness as the fundamental ground of who we are and what we do. Awareness is the key to self-knowledge, transformation and effective functioning in the world. Because of that, helping people develop and deepen the practice of mindfulness is central to the counseling work that I do as it provides the basis for awareness in all aspects of our life.
    Mark Coleman is a certified integral coach. He trained at New Ventures West in San Francisco. He is also a certified Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute Trainer.

    Please contact my assistant, Jen, at awakeinnature@gmail.com with any questions or for more information.