Mindfulness training or individual 1:1 coaching sessions (face-to-face or via Skype) can help you to:
Reduce stress, anxiety and depression
Live your life in a more relaxed, easy and open way
Access greater mental, physical and emotional wellbeing
Give up patterns that lead you down dead-end roads
Find your way through transition, crisis or loss
Rachel Tobin, usually based in Wellington and Kapiti, NZ, draws on her own diverse life experience, the wisdom of teachers and her expertise with a range of mindfulness and wellness strategies, to allow you to access your own innate wisdom. Depending on who you are and the issues you bring, there is a range of tools Rachel can offer you in an individual mindfulness session.
Why book a session?
Mindfulness meditation is a wonderful practice to sustain those who feel already-well and in balance, but often people begin it when they are suffering from issues like:
- Stress, anxiety and/or depression
- Over-work and a driven or over-active mind
- Blocked feelings and lack of body awareness
- Loss, grief and crisis of identity
- Illness and/or chronic fatigue
- Relationship stress
- Sleep problems
- Communication difficulties
- Enhanced self-awareness
- Greater calm and centredness
- Increased resilience
- Improved mental health
What do we do?
In individual coaching, mentoring or supervision sessions, (face-to-face or via Skype), you have the opportunity to express yourself freely with someone not personally involved in your issues,, to be listened to without judgment, and to learn, practise and clarify tools for insight , growth and change. In a session, we may explore:
- Mindfulness meditation
- Grounding and relaxation techniques
- Mindfulness in movement
- Mindfulness in communication
- Concretization and role work
- Better sleep
- More skillful communication
- Greater enjoyment and appreciation ofbeing alive
- More emotional strength
I started my work life with a degree in biochemistry, and became a high-school science and maths teacher. Since then I've worked in a variety of roles, teaching people mindfulness, Feldenkrais and qi gong. I've worked in the area of wellbeing in organisations and in the fields of stress, grief and loss.
My deepest interest is in seeing adults and children learn to live with more ease, wellbeing and joy. I know at first hand our human capacity for pain, and i have understood that it is the mind which creates and perpetuates the most intense suffering. I have found mindfulness practice to be wonderful in learning to slow down, to uncover limiting thinking patterns, and to cultivate more ease and spontaneity in my everyday life.
I find the company of children refreshing. It saddens me that they are not being raised in an overall culture of wisdom and are therefore influenced by the values of a performance and economically-driven age.I love children's openness and their capacity to respond to mindfulness practice.
In 2007 I had the great privilege to meet and become a student of Aotearoa-born Spiritual Master, Sri Yanchiji. The spiritual journey, of re-discovering the natural and inherent joy that comes from simply being, and finding out all that eclipses that happiness, is increasingly informing my work with others.
WELLINGTON: Hobson Crescent, Thorndon $110 per hour session
KAPITI: Paekakariki or Paraparaumu $95 / hour session
SKYPE sessions $95 / hour session
PACKAGE: 6 Skype sessions, 1/fortnight + free e-mail support $500
Please click here for information about individual mindfulness sessions for children:
"Rachel has the ability to listen, understand and support. She brings a range of techniques to the table which offer options no matter what mind space you were in when the session started.
I am yet to find another ‘coach’ who works in the way Rachel does – she has a down-to-earth approach, with an ability to laugh, cry and be there for you and with you, while giving you tools to help you grow.”
- T. B., Auckland
"I have found Rachel to be positive, warm and accepting in coaching sessions. This meant I was fully able to share myself and at the same time feel completely safe. It was the first time I felt deeply, in my bones, that I am totally OK, just as I am."
- L. B., Wellington
"Rachel’s approach is gentle and supportive, and she gave me the complete space to be myself. Sessions with her allowed me to really stand on my own feet in my life."
- K. J., Wellington
"Rachel is a woman who has and is willing to take herself on a profound journey through life's unknown. She has been willing to make herself vulnerable and become open to her inherent life of wisdom. She will be a wonderful guide and mentor for anyone who chooses to engage with her."