The practice of mindfulness has informed me in so many ways. It provides a path of awareness, understanding and compassion, not just on the cushion, but in everyday life. For that I am grateful. Mindfulness is a choice and a path, and I have been fortunate enough to share this practice in so many ways, both professionally and personally. I hope you’ll choose to join me.
The connection between mind and body have always intrigued me. I started to practice yoga in the early 80s, which was followed by mindfulness meditation in the vipassana tradition. I never thought I would be able to incorporate the two in my clinical practice as a psychotherapist. But, by teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and the Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), it was clear to me that patients benefited hugely from focusing on the mind-body connection.
Since 2005, I have been fortunate to train future MBSR and MBCT teachers around the world. I developed the MBSR and MBCT professional certification programs at places like the Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute, University of California San Diego, USA. I have also helped the Center for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto, Canada build their MBSR professional training pathway.