“Tara is a miracle worker! Truly life changing!”

What’s a guided Mirror Meditation with Tara session like?

Tara will schedule a video call with you (via Zoom) so you can do the sessions in the comfort and privacy of your own space. You can have a free-standing mirror handy or use your video camera on your computer as a mirror.

Your session will begin with a grounding meditation and you’ll set an intention for the session. Then together with Tara, you’ll embark on a guided inquiry to observe your thoughts and emotions in the moment. This is a deep exploration to help you uncover your unique pattern of emotions, self-judgements, and the ways you disconnect from yourself. The process unfolds naturally through giving it full attention without controlling or forcing anything to happen. There is time for integrating your experience so that you complete the meditation with greater self-awareness and more compassion for yourself. Tara may also give you suggestions for continuing your practice on your own – these may include special meditations and/or journaling exercises.

Initial 20-min exploratory sessions are free.

“I have been in and out of therapy for over 40 years, but I have never, ever experienced anything as powerful as the work I did with Tara. Her loving guidance and radically unique method took me straight to the core of my issue in mere minutes, and I could feel the healing start immediately. Tara is a miracle worker!” Barbara Huson

bestselling author of Sacred Success

“Although I loved the idea in theory, I was a tad nervous about actually doing mirror meditation myself. I figured I’d sit down and instantly see years of stress and overwork etched on my face. Instead, as Tara guided me through the experience, what I saw shocked me giddy: I saw my soul. The experience was so joyous; I couldn’t stop smiling. This is some of the most profound work I’ve ever experienced. Truly life changing!” Linda Sivertsen

bestselling author, TED speaker, & host of Beautiful Writers Podcast

Live Mirror Meditation Webinars are recorded so you can listen back to them any time. Just jump on the video call (via Zoom) live or listen to the recording when convenient in the comfort and privacy of your own space. Have a free-standing mirror handy or use your video camera on your computer as a mirror.

If you can relate to any (or all) of these, then Tara’s Mirror Meditation Webinar is for you!

  • You’re critical of what you see when you look in the mirror.
  • You’ve been letting your inner critic run your life.
  • You need to release feelings of anger, fear, or worry.
  • You’re frustrated with people who don’t seem really get you.
  • You feel invisible when you want to be seen for who you really are.

We’ll discuss the neuroscience of seeing yourself and being seen, the development of empathy and compassion, and how to be self-awareness without being why people become so self-critical when they focus on themselves. Then we’ll do some mirror meditation exercises that will help you uncover your unique pattern of emotions, self-judgements, and the ways you disconnect from yourself and others. You’ll learn to see yourself with greater self-awareness and more compassion. Tara will give you the practical tools to start your own daily mirror meditation practice.

“Tara’s simple technique is surprisingly profound. I saw and felt aspects of myself that I usually ignore. It’s very grounding in a world filled with distractions. It also gave me a practical tool to support changes I want to make in my life.” Ellen Terry Kessler

writer and massage therapist

“Tara is like someone sitting on a deep well of knowledge. Pardon the pun. She has remarkable skill and clarity in understanding the illusive concept of ‘self’ through multiple frameworks. Tara is able to deeply ground these ideas in neuroscience and psychology, and shares that knowledge with grace and generosity.” Kate Barrell

midwife and film maker

BE PART OF OUR research
“A deep intuitive experience that seems to soften self-judgements”

The Mirror Meditation Research Lab at Barnard College of Columbia University conducts ongoing studies on the effects of mirror meditation. Our participants range in age from 18 to 70+ from all backgrounds and varying experience with meditation.

If you’re interested in learning more about participating in our research, CLICK HERE to fill out an application and receive announcements on upcoming research opportunities.

“Mirror Meditation has taught me to see beyond my reflection in the mirror. I came to the practice full of judgment towards my physical appearance and also a lack of self-compassion but after really spending some time simply sitting with myself, I began to see beyond my physical appearance and started accepting every part of myself. It was a relief to finally be able to embrace myself in the same way that I wholeheartedly accept loved ones. It became less about my physical appearance and more about who I am as a human being.”

—Student research participant from a 10-week study

“The biggest shift I’ve noticed is how I think about myself. I have always been critical of my appearance and used mirrors to search for flaws. After doing the practice, mirrors are no longer the enemy. When I look at my friends or family, I never look for the flaws in them – I see them as whole people who I love and cherish. I’ve been learning how to look at myself that way. Instead of looking for flaws, I am learning to accept my image and therefore myself.”

—Student research participant from a 10-week study