Meditation and Coaching Programs
Ready to live well and flow?
PRIVATE MEDITATION CLASSES
Interested in developing a mindfulness practice or reviving your practice?
I offer online meditation lessons through Zoom (a video conferencing program) and by appointment at Willow & Oak Wellness Center in historic Ellicott City, MD. Classes include guidance on setting up and maintaining a practice, guided meditations, and gentle qigong movements.
If you're interested in private meditation classes click the link below. I'd love to talk with you about cultivating a mindfulness and meditation practice!
Explore my coaching programs and discover what's yet to come.
This 1 on 1 coaching program may be for you if:
You are feeling the cost of the imbalance between your work and personal life
You’ve been so busy taking care of everyone else that your own self-care has gotten lost along the way
Your doctor or nutritionist recommends that you make meaningful lifestyle changes
Your personal or professional life is out of kilter
You have difficulties setting boundaries
You feel discouraged about the direction of your life
You are in transition.
I will partner with you as you connect with your goals and aspirations, give yourself permission to care for yourself physically, emotionally, or spiritually, and take meaningful action that honors your well-being.
as your coach:
- I will offer you a safe environment to explore, plan, implement, and/or maintain changes in your life.
- I will listen – without judgment. I will pay very close attention to where you say you want to go and work closely with you to help you get there.
- I will help you understand your inner strengths and values and how they can support you on this journey.
- I will walk with you as you examine and dismantle your fears and assess the practical challenges separating you from health and well-being. It won’t be all serious – we will laugh, too.
- I will be your accountability partner helping you to stay true to your values, vision, and goals.
Setting Up the Coaching Partnership
Coaching is a partnership. If you’re interested in having me as your coaching partner we will set up an introductory 30 minute discovery call so we can discuss your goals and see if we are a good fit for one another. To schedule this introductory call, click here to contact me.
The Coaching Sessions
- Once you purchase a coaching package of 8 or 12 sessions, I will send you a welcome packet. Some forms in the packet will prepare us for the first session.
- In our first session, we will talk about the coaching partnership, where you are in your life, the direction you want it to take, and what health and wellness means to you.
- We will meet weekly, or if you prefer, every other week for about an hour.
- If you wish, we will engage in mindfulness, meditation, or simple breathing practices during our session.
- In between sessions, you will have homework that moves you toward your goals.
Coaching sessions will usually be held by phone. By phone we can meet regardless of where we reside without the time and expense of travel and parking. We can also meet by Zoom.
It would be an honor to partner with you on your journey to a life of well-being and flow. If you have any questions or would like to work together I would love to talk with you! Click here to contact me.
Please keep in mind that coaching is not therapy or a substitute for medical treatment. I cannot give you a diagnosis or advice. We will focus on the exciting work of creating, planning, and reaching your goals to live well and flow!
MINDFUL EATING COACHING
Coaching sessions can also focus on your goals
related to your relationship with food and weight.
Mindful eating is a non-diet approach to healthy living and weight management.
This coaching program may be for you if:
You have been on and off diets with no long-term success and want to make lasting change
You want to improve your relationship with food
You want to be more mindful of how you eat, what you eat, and when you eat.
Private and Group coaching include meditation practices that help you become aware of your eating patterns – those that both do and don’t serve you - and get in touch with your inner wisdom.
If you want to learn how to become more in tune with your body, get past habits of stress-related overeating, and have a positive relationship with food, contact me so we can talk more about if we should work together and if this program is right for you.
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"Stephanie was an invaluable health and wellness coach for me. She presented me with questions, resources, and homework that I found empowering and productive. She is a great listener and synthesized my thoughts and feelings in a way that made things crystallize for me. I realized how much control I have over my own life choices. I am better at taking the time I need for myself so I can be a happier, healthier "me" which makes me a better mother, wife, and friend. I am responsible for my own happiness and I feel like I have the tools to achieve it now. Thank you Stephanie!" K.F.
"Stephanie was such a wonderful coach, and I'm thrilled that I had the opportunity to work with her. She frequently started our sessions with a short guided meditation that I found both calming and incredibly useful as we moved on to discussions about progress I had made and possible upcoming pitfalls. I found working with Stephanie a really rewarding experience and one that I would highly recommend to others. She did a great job integrating physical, mental, and emotional health in helping me set goals for myself." M.H.
"Stephanie is a thoughtful coach, guiding with insightful pacing and placing caches of wisdom within reach. She was faultlessly professional and generous. I appreciated her patience, wisdom, warmth, and humor." Catherine
"I was able to spend 12 weeks working with Stephanie, and the Live Well Flow Coaching Program. Stephanie started with discussing my mindset, determining my goals, and digging deep into the mindset around eating and wellness. During the sessions with Stephanie, I was able to focus on determining deeper reasons behind eating, eating emotionally, and eating mindlessly. We spent time meditating and I felt like I was finally able to hear what my body was telling me. I feel better able to know when it is the right time to eat for my health, and when I need to pay attention to my feelings. We did three different mindfulness sessions, tasting food and really paying attention to what we are putting into our mouths. For the first time (in a very long time) I actually tasted my food. It has been life changing for me. I have learned to slow down when eating, what to do to taste my food, and enjoy what I am eating-all without eating mindlessly.
Above all, Stephanie made me feel listened to. I’ve always had dreams, but they were wispy and cloudy, too varied to bring into focus. Stephanie guided me to clarify which dream most needed to take precedence, and then she helped me build habits that have allowed me to realize my visions. She did this all while listening so carefully it shocked me at times, always making me feel like what I said was important. She did not diminish any of my concerns. She listened to the realities of my situation, and helped me determine which obstacles were only perceived, which were legitimate, and which needed to be honored. By holding up a mirror to me in important moments, she helped me set priorities.
Her professionalism is unparalleled, and her way of looking at systems gave me a different lens through which to examine various dynamics.
Nothing seemed to faze her—I asked for guidance on a contract at work, my family-work balance, and time-management. She was masterful at determining and wading through details.
Now, many months after setting my priorities, my entire perspective of my life has shifted, and I am enormously grateful for Stephanie’s presence on my journey.
"Stephanie was my coach during a challenging life transition to self-employment. She has a wonderful ability to actively listen, summarize your thoughts, and ask reflective questions that help you stay focused and get at the real issue - all while giving you the nurturing support you need. I highly recommend Stephanie Lewis to anyone wanting to move forward in life to a better version of themselves!" Janice
"Stephanie's meditation sessions combine thoughtful discussions of a variety of mindfulness activities with a guided meditation that uses that day's approach. I both enjoy these sessions and learn more about ways I can address stress in my life.
Her patience with, and support of, our efforts to create a practice reinforces the importance of being kind to ourselves. I find these sessions an oasis of claim in an otherwise stressful world. Thank you, Stephanie!" Sherry
"I owe Stephanie and her meditation classes so much. They are providing me with the tools to manage myself, my experiences, my expectations, and my life. I didn't realize before I began learning mindfulness techniques how much they would touch my life." Elise
"Stephanie has an excellent workshop facilitation style with good pacing. She encourages participation and doesn't overtalk, allowing silence and reflection between points. She does a great job of selecting and editing content and mixing talking, activity, and partner sharing. She also curates excellent workshop topics and resource persons." Rebecca