Stress reduction

Learn how to respond to stressors with more wisdom and discernment rather than reacting from emotional states blindly

Build Self Awareness

Mindfulness increases self-reflection and optimizes calm and well-being.

Mental Clarity

A regular mindfulness practice increases focus, attention and creativity.

one-to-One Attention

Enjoy individual instruction, coaching and support from a seasoned, certified MBSR instructor. 

Book your free 30-minute consultation now!

Let’s meet virtually or in person

Private mindfulness sessions are completely customizable based on your unique needs and what you’d like to explore and discover in your own life. Meditation is about uncovering who you already are, cultivating what’s going well with you, rather than focusing on the negative. Through careful and gentle attending to your own experience, as it is, your world can transform, beginning from the inside out. There’s understanding mindfulness intellectually and conceptually, then there’s knowing it directly from your own experience and inquiry. Through experiential learning, mindfulness makes us happier, healthier, and live with more focus, patience and compassion for yourself and others. How long have you been ignoring your well-being? You deserve to make self-care a priority.

Packages of 4, 6, and 8 sessions are available. Sessions are 50-minutes in length. Daily home practice assignments and meditation recordings are offered and strongly recommended. It is strongly encouraged that participants spend anywhere from 10-30 minutes per day practicing formal meditation on the 6 days in between our live sessions. Sessions are based off MBSR principles and build on the one prior.

Those who benefit from private sessions:
  • Too busy for group classes
  • Enjoy a more private setting
  • Want a more customized program and individual coaching

No experience Necessary

Beginners welcome! In fact, I love working with people that have a true beginner’s mind.

Online or in Person

Online sessions are held on Zoom, in a private, secure virtual space. (Must have high-speed internet access). If you’re in the Des Moines, Iowa area, we can meet in person.

Build Self Compassion

Many times, we are our own worst critic.  Learn how to be gentle to yourself and still maintain your edge.

Get in touch

Allison’s current office hours for private clients are Mondays and Fridays, 9:00am-12:00pm US CST – by appointment only. Contact her below for pricing and to schedule your sessions.

  • 515.344.8516
  • 312 East 6th St.
    Des Moines, IA 50309

Client Testimonials

Don’t take my word for it. Here’s what my clients have to say:

I am so thankful that I discovered Allison and the practice of mindfulness when I did! As a mother, a small business owner, and a person who thrives on social interaction, the year of covid had been a rollercoaster that brought me to a level of stress and anxiety that I had never before experienced. With so much responsibility in a time that so much was out of my control, I was trying to do too much while losing my sense of engagement with the most important things in my life. Playing with the kids, but my mind was elsewhere on work- my 6 year old busted me for this all of the time…”MOM, you say you’re plating with me, but you’re not really playing with me!”. At just the right time, I met Allison, learned about MBSR, and quickly signed up for 8 weeks of private sessions. At the completion of my sessions, I am absolutely amazed at how my headspace has so easily cleared with the simple act of mindfulness. I feel human again because I’m no longer trying to multitask as if I were a computer with 12 windows open and running. I’m still just as busy with work and family, but the difference is that I make a point to stay fully engaged with each of them. When I play a game with my 6 year old, he has my full attention- and he feels it…”Mom, it makes me so happy when you just sit down and play with me like this.” I’m back to living my best life. I am so grateful for you, Allison!!

Dr. Mindy RichtSmeier

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More Private Client Testimonials

Loved taking this course with Allison! I learned so much about myself and my stress/anxiety was reduced a ton in just 8 short weeks. I loved the at-home practice and the overall MBSR experience. I will take what I learned in to my daily life for sure! Highly recommend working with Allison!

E. H. Aug 2020

I would recommend Allison to anyone, and, in fact, I do recommend her all the time to friends and acquaintances! I have learned so much from her. She is compassionate and incredibly passionate about what she does. She does a wonderful job of tailoring her sessions to the individual client. At the time I started going to Allison I was under considerable stress and she gave me new tools to help with relaxation and mindfulness. Through my sessions with her, I now see and feel the power of the present moment. It has helped me tremendously with stress and worry. My life is honestly changed for the better because of Allison!

K.W. Dec 2018

I developed tinnitus a few months ago. I discovered there is no cure, but learning to cope with the constant sound in my ears from my brain was the only solution. I spoke with an expert in tinnitus at the University of Iowa. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction was recommended. Allison was endorsed by a highly-respected director of counseling in the central Iowa area, so I decided to give her eight week course a try. OMGosh, I am so glad I did! I am a high energy, anxious person. My stress has been reduced, and I now have the tools keep myself calmer. It feels so good. The meditation links provided by Allison are top-notch and remain available after the course ends. I took the course via Zoom, but received all the personal attention I needed. Follow up, communication etc. were always prompt, professional and tailored to my needs. In addition, she is simply an overall lovely person with whom to communicate and spend time. I also signed up for a famous, nationally known MBSR tinnitus course out of California. Allison’s guided meditations are far superior. Allison’s private course is totally worth the time, money and effort. Go for it.

Mary – june 2021

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

– Cancellations made 7 or more days prior to date of first meeting: Full fee is transferable for use within 6 months from session start date.

– Less than 24 hours notice prior to the date of a meeting, no shows, and withdrawing mid-session: Full fee is forfeited.

– If you pay via credit card and you request a refund, From Within Wellness, LLC will refund you the total amount less a 3.5% surcharge fee for credit card processing.

About Allison Peet

Allison Peet is a certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Instructor trained at  UMass Center for Mindfulness, founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD and the  Mindfulness Center at Brown UniversityShe is trained through  Mindful Schools and is also a certified  Buteyko Breathing Method and registered yoga instructor (RYT200).  She’s taught since 2015 and hundreds have graduated from her MBSR program. Based on a pre and post self-evaluation, 84% of grads lowered their perceived stress, and reduced stress levels an average of 35%. Allison completes multiple week-long silent meditation retreats and has a regular practice. The cultivation of mindfulness transformed her relationship with stress and anxiety which motivated her to start her own business in 2015,  From Within Wellness, to benefit others. She is committed to creating a more mindful community by helping people develop pragmatic life skills in attentional strength, present moment awareness, self-compassion, and stress resiliency.

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