Stress Management Coaching

Is your mind at peace?

Everyone wants to have peace of mind.  And it’s okay to admit you don’t.   In today’s fractured world our minds are pulled in a hundred different directions.  We tell our selves, friends and families we are “stressed”, yet carry on accepting this state as if it is a fact of life that can’t be changed.     Multi-tasking has become something employers demand, a boastful demonstration of success.   But is it really?   Or is it simply creating physical and emotional stress with less efficiency and more suffering?

How do you know if you’re stressed? So many people simply assume stress is a part of life they have to accept.

Take this well known Perceived Stress Scale and find out how stressful life is for you. If it’s not low, then we should talk.

Stress can severely affect your emotional and physical health.  Many people notice stress throughout their musculoskeletal system.  According to the Mayo Clinic the long-term activation of the stress-response system — and the subsequent overexposure to cortisol and other stress hormones — can disrupt almost all your body’s processes. This puts you at increased risk of numerous health problems, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Digestive problems
  • Headaches
  • Heart disease
  • Sleep problems
  • Weight gain
  • Memory and concentration impairment

That’s why it’s so important to learn healthy ways to cope with the stressors in your life.

Stop accepting high stress as a fact of your life

We want you to gain a deeper appreciation of your brain and an awareness of how your mind works, moment to moment.  You can engage in a variety of meditation techniques and learn how the foundational attitudes of mindfulness can change the way you see your self and your world.   There are no smoke and mirrors.   They are proven techniques that enrich your life, decrease suffering and stress, and yes, make you happier.  Don't let your emotions run the show--rewire your brain so you can “respond” to life challenges instead of “reacting” to decades old habit loops.

Benefits of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction techniques include:

  • Reduce stress 
  • Increase emotional resilience
  • Increase productivity and creativity
  • Find peace even in the midst of life’s storms

You can benefit from learning these stress reduction techniques if you notice...

  • More stress
  • Chronic pain
  • Emotions taking control of your life
  • High levels of anxiety and rumination
  • Habitually reacting to whatever arises
  • Being extremely self critical or shameful
  • Repeatedly engaging in behavior that is self-destructive

Your coach will be Mark Levine, LICDC-CS.  Mark has been helping people his entire professional life.  Starting first with medicine, his career later shifted to treating addictions and becoming a life coach.  It was during the 12 years he treated homeless veterans suffering from substance addictions that he became immersed in the study and teaching of mindfulness. The benefits of mindfulness became readily obvious for him personally, as well as for his clients. 

Mark enjoys running marathons, composing music, and mindfully approaching the way he eats and interacts with the environment.

Initial Consultation:  $120

60-Minute Follow-up session:  $95

30-Minute follow-up session:  $65