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My journey into mindfulness was inspired by a desire to help therapy clients reduce their suffering. I learned firsthand, through personal practice, its beneficial effects on wellbeing. Ashtanga yoga has provided a doorway into greater mindfulness and self-compassion, making the stillness of sitting meditation more accessible. I believe that we are best able to alleviate the suffering of others when we attend to our own and I take great joy in sharing the gifts of mindfulness with others.
I am a licensed psychologist, Certified Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Teacher, a Trained Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) Teacher, and a Registered Yoga Teacher. I also serve as the Heart-Mind Coordinator for the Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness. I have also completed trainings in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Mindful Self-Compassion, Compassion Cultivation, Nonviolent Communication, Trauma Informed Yoga and Mindfulness, and Embodied Activism. In 2021, I will participate in Upaya's year long Socially Engaged Buddhist Training program.