Due to the COVID outbreak, all sessions are now online
COVID is having profound impacts on all of us. I’m committed to helping everyone I can through this crisis by offering my skills and experience at affordable cost. If you think you can benefit from mindfulness coaching, please reach out and let’s see how we can work together. Use the contact form, or call me at (510) 843-1575.
Contact Karin for inquiries and appointments
Mindfulness for everyone
Mindfulness 1-on-1 is private coaching in mindfulness and stress reduction fundamentals for newcomers – no meditation experience required – and for any meditator wanting ongoing guidance.
Mindfulness 1-on-1 is open to individuals and pairs (friends, partners). Sessions can be introductory, exploratory, or can be structured as a private MBSR program based on The 8-Week Course in mindfulness-based stress reduction.
How to meet on ZOOM
All sessions are held on ZOOM, a web-based meeting platform. To join a ZOOM meeting, you’ll need a computer (desktop, laptop, tablet, or cell phone) and a stable internet connection. You do not need to create a ZOOM account. Once you’ve made an appointment, you’ll get details for joining your session.
Contact Karin for inquiries and appointments
Contact Karin with questions or to schedule an orientation. Together, we’ll tailor an approach that is right for you. Sessions can be:
Introductory – learn the basics
Exploratory – ongoing sessions after the basics
Private MBSR – structured stress reduction program, read more below
Setting up a private MBSR program with Karin
Private MBSR is a structured pre-paid and pre-scheduled 12-session program based on the 8-Week Course in mindfulness-based stress reduction.
People who benefit most from private MBSR are ready (ready enough!) to make a significant personal commitment to their healing. Between lessons, there are daily home assignments of about one hour. The home practice is essential to the work.
Contact Karin with questions or to schedule an orientation. An orientation can help you decide if this approach is right for you.
What to expect in private MBSR
- Begin with a one-hour orientation meeting
- Attend ten subsequent 90-minute sessions (weekly is recommended)
- Engage in an array of mindfulness practices through daily home assignments
- Attend a StressCare All-day Retreat (six hours, on a Saturday)
- Conclude with a one-hour follow-up meeting six weeks later
- Get StressCare Workbook and Guided Meditations (included)
- Read Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Full Catastrophe Living (optional-book not included)
- Detailed receipt is available upon completion
- The whole training includes 17 instruction hours, plus 6 retreat hours
- Continue your practice with Karin or in an Ongoing Practice program, if desired
In the orientation, we will review your objectives, stressors affecting you, health issues, and other factors to establish the best approach. I will introduce you to the basic strategies of MBSR.
MBSR is experiential learning. We will practice and thoroughly explore the MBSR curriculum over the next ten lessons. You will learn mindfulness and stress reduction fundamentals and how they relate to your life.
Private Mindfulness Coaching (newcomers or ongoing)
Flexibly scheduled and completely customized:
$80/hour for individuals, $100/hour for pairs
Sessions available in 30-, 45-, 60-, or 90-minute intervals
Private Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
12 pre-scheduled and pre-paid sessions + retreat:
$1000 for individuals, $1200 for pairs
Contact Karin for more information
There is effort… but no need to struggle. It’s challenging, but everyone, regardless of limitations, can do it.
Karin Pfluger, RA, SEP, teaches the StressCare 8-Week Course in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and a StressCare post-program course, Song of Silence. Karin gives talks and leads retreats for physicians, physician-referred patients, and the general public. She works with people individually to learn mindfulness and mindfulness-based stress reduction.
Karin began teaching MBSR at StressCare in 2005 after clinical training with David Weinberg in StressCare’s internship program, and training with Jon Kabat-Zinn and his associates in Center for Mindfulness West Coast programs. She is a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner for body-centered trauma healing since 2008. She is the Director and a lead teacher at StressCare.
Karin has practiced meditation since 1997 in the Soto and Koan Zen traditions, and studies body and earth centered healing. Karin is a novice-ordained Soto Zen Priest. She is a Registered Architect in California (her first career) and a mother. Karin is devoted to the healing path and helping her students discover and trust their intrinsic wholeness.
Mindfulness coaching includes experiential, guided lessons in mindfulness and stress reduction adapted from the 8-Week Course in MBSR developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Mindfulness coaching complements your medical treatments, psychotherapy, body work or physical therapy. Coaching with Karin does not include medical treatment or psychotherapy of any kind.