An Easy Decision in Tough Economic Times
Everyone I’ve encountered recently is in financial turmoil. Their job is in jeopardy, their finances are tight, they’re struggling to pay the bills, and finding it increasingly difficult to make ends meet. Most of us are in the same boat, and I’m right there with you.
I started Meditation Science, and The Meditation Community of Harrisburg because I wanted to devote myself full-time to the teaching of a research based approach to meditation techniques for integrative wellness. In other words, what meditators have known for thousands of years, research now shows conclusively; developing a regular daily practice of meditation cultivates and promotes physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual healing. Promoting public awareness of this perspective and providing mindfulness counseling for your integrated wellness is my passion.
It has become clear over the past few weeks that those who are stressed out over their financial situation, and hence could benefit the most from meditation instruction, cannot afford to pursue it. So with this in mind I wanted to announce the following change in the fee policy for individual sessions:
* If you can afford the standard fee for individual mindfulness counseling, wonderful. I’ve scoured the internet for similar business models and have set the fee far below what is normally charged. If you can pay that amount, please do. No one is immune to the financial crisis, me included.
* If you cannot afford the standard fee, no problem. I want to provide the service more than I want the money – plain and simple. If you want to learn about meditation, I want to help you, and we can work out a fee that is comfortable for both of us. You’ll find me to be very flexible, straightforward, and non-critical.
* Notice to our business clients -- We apologize, but no changes have been made to the fee structure for our corporate stress reduction programs.
Joshua O’Brien, O.M.
Meditation coaching is not psychotherapy, and is not a substitute for mental health counseling, medical care or substance abuse treatment. It is important that you discuss any questions or concerns you have regarding your specific situation. We realize the personal nature of this information and we hold your responses in confidence, except in very rare circumstances, which your instructor will discuss with you. Please note that final decisions about participation in the program will be made by the course instructor(s).