INDIVIDUAL MENTORING

Mindfulness-Based Mentoring

Patrick works with young men combining conventional mentoring and coaching principles with mindfulness meditation. This unique combination of methods helps young men find meaning and purpose in their own lives.

HOW IT WORKS

Patrick meets twice a month with young men (ages 15-24) in person or via Skype. Sessions include two meditation practices which bookend a longer dialogue about the big five (school, relationship, family life, friends, and extracurriculars), and a conversation about recent life changes. Patrick provides follow up resources on a regular basis and sets short and long-term goals with mentees. 

Patrick offers one free in-person or phone mentoring session with prospective mentees. This includes talking with prospective mentees and parents.

Click here to read how this process benefits mentees with examples of follow up resources and areas covered during the mentoring process.

WHY MENTORING?

  • This article reviews the importance of mindfulness for teens. Mindfulness is especially critical as adolescents go through the process of “neural pruning” which sets in place major linkages in the brain.
  • This article documents the neuroscience of positive coaching. The article explains how positive coaching reduces the stress of mentees, increases positive neural pathways, and increases motivation to work towards a positive future.
  • This article from the GoodWork Project examines the dearth of good mentors and  how a persistent, creative, and committed mentor is valuable for young people.

WHO

Patrick works with young men ages 15-24 from all different backgrounds. 

Click here to read Jackson's mentoring story with Patrick.