My Mindful Approach to Intense Emotions, Thoughts and Sensations

I was up at 3 am. Intense emotions, thoughts, and sensations were present. I was able to be available to what arisen and with compassion as I have practiced for many years. Luckily, Paul was up at the same time and he kindly held space as I shared out loud the thoughts of inadequacy, the emotions of sadness and shame, and the physical sensations in my chest, belly, throat and other areas.

In true Mindfulness coaching, I allow what is present to be there without judgment or without suggesting it must change. I sprinkle in RAIN ( Recognize, Allow, Investigate & Nurture Meditation Practice) as after I come toward the end of my process, I nurture myself with loving-kindness. This made it easier to sleep. Nothing to do or change. Just be.

It’s a simple process and one I practice with myself and one I lead others in a dyad. The client leads the way while I merely hold sacred space. It’s fulfilling to be there for others, but it is also just as fulfilling to be there for oneself.

I’ve taken various trainings over the years, but I find the basics of mindfulness, the practice of RAIN, and Insight to be the most beneficial. I have seen it work for myself and others, time and time again.

Bottom line, it’s okay to be where you are. As I always say, “Right now, it’s like this.” Take care of yourself, my friends.

My Mindfulness Coaching shares the psychology of the mind as taught in the Buddhist Mindfulness and Yogic traditions. I have a variety of options in how we can work together. If this feels like something you would like to explore, contact me.

  • During a Mindfulness Dyad (also called iRest co-meditation), we meet one on one and welcome everything just as it is and mirror all that arises. It is simply a process of being present with what presents without the need to fix anything. In this simplicity, you develop a capacity to meet yourself each day in your own meditation. Quite often we can feel that meditation is a struggle and can feel quite lonely. This wonderful practice reawakens our longing for human connection, clarity, and understanding.

    I will hold a space of unconditional presence for you because I have spent many years doing this for myself. This creates intimacy and trust which helps you open up to express your truth, emotions, beliefs, and whatever arises in unconditional love and acceptance. We aim to move past the cognitive process and into the somatic experience of feeling, witnessing the changing experiences in real-time, or what I like to call coming’ online’.
  • In Accessing Inner Wisdom coaching, you will learn how to hear nudges from your soul or spirit guides and follow their lead. We will work specifically with meditation and sound healing in these sessions. When you begin to start following your Inner Guidance, wonderful and unexpected experiences can occur.
  • Spiritual Direction – If you want to look more deeply at freeing yourself of limiting beliefs, old patterns, and held judgments, we can explore this together from a spiritual perspective to help you come home to yourself, cultivating a relationship with your experience that fosters the felt sense of wholeness and peace. You will learn how to identify your heartfelt desires, and how to use them to manifest abundance and joy in your life.

In all, the coaching process is unique to each client that I serve and may be supplemented with other modalities such as meditation, breathwork, gentle or restorative yoga, laughter yoga, labyrinth work, aromatherapy or sound and energy healing and others.

45-60-minute sessions approximately
4-8 week session packages available
In-Person or Long Distance via Zoom

Other Types of Sessions, like Sound Healing are available here.

Deb Phelps

Deb Phelps

Deb Phelps is a certified Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher, and Practitioner since 1980. She is also a Mindfulness Coach, Sound Energy Practitioner, and Yoga Specialist who uniquely assists her clients to overcome stress, anxiety, PTSD, grief, and other life situations so that they can once again live purposeful, joy-filled lives. Deb has overcome significant life challenges aided by a variety of mind-body-spirit practices. By diligently using these tools over many decades, she found a life of contentment and equanimity. Through extensive education and life experience, including living for one year in a spiritual community, she assists and inspires others to do the same. ~ Deb Phelps, C.MI, MMT, E-RYT500, LVCYT, YACEP

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