Settle in. Stay awhile.
Whatever brings you here today - wherever you are in the world, and in your life - it is truly a pleasure to welcome you. I invite you to take a seat, let out a breath, and look around.
On this site you will find a collection of resources designed to stimulate the mind, nourish the heart, discover the body, and nurture relationship. Included are the professional services I offer in the fields of mindfulness and "integrative" health psychology - bringing together the modern science and ancient wisdom that can help us navigate this messy, painful, beautiful business of being human.
My aim is not to provoke another self-improvement project, but to highlight the wealth of resources that already exist within each of us; resources that, with a little guidance, and a little practice, can help us live these precious and complicated lives of ours with a greater sense of wholeness, compassion, courage, joy, and connection to what matters most.
Please reach out, if you like; my door is open.
I would be delighted to accompany you on your journey.
Hi there. It's a pleasure to meet you here.
Let me tell you a little about myself.
I am a clinical health psychologist and Certified Mindful Self Compassion (MSC) teacher, who is board certified in biofeedback. More importantly, I am a human being (it's true!) - a woman, a mother, a partner, a friend, a former caregiver for a parent - committed to a life of caring, still and always learning about navigating the world and relationships with her own identities and experiences. I am deeply moved by the opportunity to connect with other human beings and the stories of their lives.
I work from an integrative health perspective, drawing upon evidence-based, contemplative, and embodied practices to support people in caring for the whole of who they are: mentally, physically, emotionally, culturally, spiritually, relationally, and across other personally meaningful dimensions of wellbeing.
I believe that each person is the expert of their own experience, and that it is possible for each of us to reclaim, in our own terms, what it means to be whole, to be healthy, to care for ourselves, and to live a life of meaning and purpose.
I am a Certified Teacher of the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program, and am delighted to offer virtual MSC classes and retreats that are open to people across the world. Some of the MSC courses I teach are tailored to particular groups, such as women, mothers, caregivers, and/or mental health providers. If you would like to offer MSC classes or workshops to a particular group of people (friends, colleagues, students, teachers, clients, etc.), I would be excited to explore developing that with you.
I have extensive experience working with healthcare communities, leading mindfulness, self-compassion, and biofeedback-based programs (i.e., courses, retreats, workshops) for healthcare consumers and professionals. I currently offer a shortened, evidence-based adaptation of the MSC curriculum for healthcare providers, called Self-Compassion for Healthcare Communities (SCHC).
As a lifelong learner and adventurer, I am always interested in new opportunities to collaborate, bridge disciplines, and contribute to the health and healing of individuals, as well as our communities, systems, and planet. I would be thrilled to hear your ideas regarding projects, programs, and/or partnerships related to mindfulness, self-compassion, contemplative care, evolutionary psychology, nature advocacy, and/or psychophysiology. Please reach out!
For a more complete description of my training and experience, please see my CV below. If you'd like to stay in the loop about courses and offerings, you can sign up for once-in-awhile updates using the form below.