"Marta is a wonderful Mindfulness Coach and nurse who introduced me to "Mindfulness". She taught me to take my experience from meditating to find clarity and awareness and opened my eyes to enjoying the world and my life. I was a breast cancer survivor who was feeling very sad and dark at the time. I was able to find perspective to clear myself of the negativity so that I could enjoy the moment and all that life has to offer. She is a wonderful practitioner who encouraged me to remember to live my life every moment. To be present and aware so that I can enjoy my life. Thank you for opening me to being me."
AK, Jacksonville, FL
Meditation and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Instruction:
Small group MBSR instruction
Individual or small group Meditation instruction
Business or home instruction
See MBSR brochures below.
Guided Mindful Hikes:
Guided hikes with Mindfulness instruction for individuals or groups
Improve stamina and fitness level
Cultivate an intimacy with nature
Decrease stress and disconnect from technology.
Illness, injury, body changes, stress or loss can throw us off balance. Together we will identify habitual thinking patterns that no longer serve you and cultivate self-awareness that promotes real, meaningful change. Change is about creating new neural pathways in the brain and making them stick. Any meaningful change occurs over a period of time. With each repetition of new behaviors, the pathways are strengthened and new habits and ways of thinking become integrated into your life.
Stress is a major problem in the modern world. There is a continual stream of distraction from cell phones, emails, TV, advertisement and virtual entertainment. We move from one stimulus to the next all the while feeling unsettled and dissatisfied with our lives. There is no time for reflection, no contentment, no peace. We feel we don't have a choice; but...we do. More than ever it is essential that we learn to unplug and access the contentment that comes from a clear and focused mind.
As a Mindfulness-based Health and Wellness Behavioral Coach, Registered Nurse and Holistic Health Practitioner, I bring a balanced, whole-person approach to my clients. I will educate and guide you in the science and practice of mindfulness. You will learn how to cope more effectively with stress and be more aware of the choices you are making.
"When Marta and I first met, I'd been dealing with serious medical issues and chronic pain for several years. I'd also suffered numerous losses including; my independence, job, livelihood, home and several close family members who passed away. In short, life had become a real struggle...
Over the course of several months, Marta helped me understand how physical and emotional pain works and how to deal with it in a constructive and empowering way. She also provided me with tools to use on a daily basis to help me better manage pain; allowing my body to get the rest it needed to deal with the pain.
Although my medical issues remain, I can truly say that I'm able to enjoy life again and look forward to each new day. In addition to being one of the most compassionate and caring people I've ever met, Marta is also a true professional. Her knowledge and skills make her one of the best in her field and she's been an absolute blessing to me."
TM, Jersey City, NJ
Mindfulness-based coaching services :
Nutrition (Change your relationship with food)
Improve fitness level
Chronic Illness (Diabetes, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Neurological Disorders)
Reduce suffering caused by anxiety and minor depression
*I offer Mindfulness-based coaching services. This is not a substitute for medical advice or mental health counseling.
"After I had a heart attack I was a mess. I was scared and depressed. I was only 49, and didn't think this could happen to me. Marta worked with me to improve my diet and start moving. I chose the Mediterranean diet since I needed to lower my cholesterol. Over time I was able to actually enjoy the food changes. She also instucted me on how to do deep breathing exercise to decrease my stress level."
SS, Mesa, AZ
"When I hit middle age I began to feel sluggish, gained weight and lost interest in being social. Marta taught me that with Mindfulness I could be more aware of the choices I was making. I was able to find an exercise I enjoyed (Tai Chi) and make changes that made me feel better about myself. The weight loss and getting out more with friends followed!"
MW, Baltimore, MD