Rachel’s vast knowledge and calm presence are a perfect combination for the work she does. She teaches and explains information in a way that is tangible and immediately applicable to daily life. And, her guided meditations are calming and effective. We look forward to having Rachel back to the Firm very soon!
— Kate Aucoin, Assistant Director of Human Resources, Verrill Dana LLP
The retreat with Soulful Work Intuitive Consulting provided more peace, centering, and spaciousness than I could have imagined. Rachel was a gracious host and planned the perfect getaway for mind, body, and soul. Cheryl’s Life in the Raw menu was nourishing and made my body hum with energy from these delicious whole foods. The menu was impressive! Every day was a nice balance of together-time and solo-time. Journaling, visualization, walks on the beach, sharing willingly in a safe community of like-minded women, and having little epiphanies along the way. I will not hesitate to sign up for another program with SWIC. Rachel and Cheryl were a dynamic duo! Thank you for giving me such a lovely gift - the gift of time. So precious, indeed.
— C.G.
I have received very positive feedback from Sage Wellness clients who have attended Rachel’s workshops. Her topics are well aligned with our mission to reduce stress and pain and foster healing on many levels. Her ability to break down complicated topics in a manageable way, giving participants practical tools they can use in everyday life, is so appreciated by our clients. Rachel clearly cares deeply about the well-being of those attending her workshops and gives them a great gift of the tools for self-reflection and concrete steps to make changes in their lives.
— Melissa Walsh, LMT. Owner/Manager of Sage Wellness LLC
 photo by will porensky

photo by will porensky

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photo by mary schmaling

Workplaces and Wellness Centers

In addition to wellness centers, Rachel regularly offers workshops and retreats in companies/agencies for employee groups looking to transform their workplace experience.

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By learning to notice thoughts and emotions in everyday moments throughout the day, Rachel's workshops help create high levels of employee satisfaction, productivity and increased staff retention in workplaces open to a new approach.

A workshop can be tailored to your group's needs. Rachel's talks, workshops and retreats generally include:

  • Guided meditations
  • Private written reflections
  • Group exercises and discussions
  • Sharing of common experiences or gratitude (in pairs or group)
  • Accountability partners for ongoing work in the workplace
  • Practical tips and tools for everyday moments
  • Take-home handouts 

 photo by will porensky

photo by will porensky

Rachel now offers workshops for kids! Topics include mindfulness, guided imagery (reducing anxiety) and developing intuition. Get in touch to learn more!

Rachel’s workshop for kids was insightful, fun, and relaxed. The workshop was informative but non-prescriptive, and very interactive as the children were invited (but never pressured) to share their experiences. The guided meditation was beautiful, and the opportunities for reflection were great. My 8-year-old daughter chatted all the way home about the beautiful experience she had during the meditation, and her energy was really light, calm, and open for the rest of the evening. We are looking forward to more experiences like this!
— K.B.

Rachel typically offers workshops/retreats on the following topics:

  • how to listen to your intuition to guide you in daily decisions and to what best serves you
  • beginning to quiet the mind in everyday moments
  • examining our thoughts and emotions and the effects they have on our experiences
  • how to be more creative and productive by just noticing your breath!
  • visualizing and creating a more fulfilling and aligned experience in your life, job or relationships
  • identifying and working through the fears/doubts/worries that hold us back
  • accessing higher guidance to assist you in any area of life
  • managing our energetic bodies and its effect on our environment
  • using written tools to cope with stress in the workplace and everyday life
  • the shift in consciousness in our world and what that means for you
  • time management - how to overcome procrastination
  • protecting and clearing energy (for sensitive people!)
 
 photo credit: Anne Davis

photo credit: Anne Davis

Sample Workshop Format (can include any portion of the following - from 20 minutes to 4 hours):

  • Introductions
  • Short Breath Exercise (2 minutes)
  • Teachings from Rachel (10 minutes)
  • Guided Meditation/Visualization (15-20 minutes)
  • Writing Reflection with Prompts (10-15 minutes) 
  • Setting Intentions (5-10) minutes) and Optional Sharing
  • Questions and Closing

Rachel has offered workshops with:

  • Maine Medical Center
  • Verrill Dana LLP
  • Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (ILAP)
  • First Atlantic HealthCare
  • Energy Circle
  • Goodwill Industries of Northern New England
  • Yelp
  • Williston/Immanuel United
  • ChIME (The Chaplaincy Institute of Maine)
  • Soma Massage & Wellness
  • Willard Beach Studio
  • Maine Hatha Yoga
  • Sage Wellness
  • Center for Balanced Living
  • Soul Being

Benefits of Mindfulness in the Workplace

Options for Your Workplace:

(Workshops or guided meditations can occur bi-monthly, monthly or quarterly. Suggested length of time for maximum benefits: 3-6 months)

Choose among the following for what might best work for your organization

  • Workshops (45 minutes or 1 hour)
  • Short guided meditations (20 minutes)
  • Individual Coaching for Employees. 1 hour meetings twice a month with individual guidance for the employee’s work and life situation.

Evidence-Based Results: