Mindfulness Coaching, Meditation Coaching, and Our Teachers
We are happy to offer coaching for those that wish to deepen their understanding of mindfulness or meditation practice. With years of experience working with individuals, couples, and groups, we are here to support your practice, growth, and insight.
We offer mindfulness coaching for those interested in developing mindfulness in their daily lives. Mindfulness can help you in all aspects of life, including relationships, personal goals, work life, and self-care. A mindfulness coach is like a life coach that bases the coaching experience off mindfulness practices.
We work with individuals who wish to develop the qualities of mindfulness, compassion, and wisdom in their interactions with the world off the meditation cushion. Whether you’re brand new to mindfulness or looking to incorporate your practice more into your daily life, we can work with you to use the practices of mindfulness and awareness to grow in your life.
Meditation coaching is more focused on the actual meditation practices. Whether you’re interested in Buddhist meditation or a more secular approach, we can work with you to develop a regular sitting meditation practice. From mindfulness and concentration to gratitude and compassion, we can investigate together what practices are most useful for you in your life.
Meet the Teachers
Matthew Sockolov is an empowered Buddhist teacher through Spirit Rock Meditation Center. He is a guiding teacher of Sonoma Insight, founder of One Mind Dharma, and works one-on-one with individuals across the world. In addition to his role with Sonoma Insight, Matthew has taught online classes with One Mind Dharma, at Against the Stream, with Napa Insight, and at many addiction treatment centers and yoga studios.
Matthew first began investigating Buddhism and meditation as a teenager, and has had a daily meditation practice since his late teen years. He sits on silent retreats regularly at Spirit Rock, consistently reads books about Buddhism and secular mindfulness, and is an active member of Refuge Recovery. Matthew believes deeply in the power of these ancient practices in our modern lives, and loves investigating how we can bring them to our daily lives. His favorite teachers include Sharon Salzberg, Kevin Griffin, Thanissaro Bhikkhu, and Gil Fronsdal.
Elizabeth is an MFT Trainee in Sonoma State University's Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master's program. She works one-on-one with students at Credo High School, is the co-guiding teacher of Sonoma Insight, and leads groups at various addiction treatment centers in Northern California.
Elizabeth was introduced to meditation as a teenager, has a regular sitting meditation practice, and regularly attends silent meditation retreats. Her practice has helped her in her personal recovery, with anxiety, and in her relationships in her life. In addition to her applied Buddhist meditation practice, Elizabeth has a strong interest in the neuropsychology of meditation practices such as mindfulness, compassion, and gratitude. Some of her favorite teachers include JoAnna Harper, Tara Brach, Sharon Salzberg, Sylvia Boorstein, and Rick Hanson.