30 years ago I began training martial arts, meditating, and practicing mindfulness. That training has profoundly impacted my life and helped me understand the importance of presence and being in the present moment and how it can significantly reduce suffering and increase well-being.
In my own training, practice, and teaching I utilize a synthesis of approaches based on a variety of the 2500-year-old forms and lineages of mindfulness.
Direct teaching and training with Jack Kornfield, Dr Dan Siegel, and Dr. Shauna Shapiro have helped embed the heartfelt wisdom of Buddhism and Loving Awareness with empirically proven neuroscience and the framework of interpersonal neurobiology. These approaches have been rigorously studied and have been proven to reduce the impact of anxiety, depression, grief, chronic pain and illness, and trauma while lessening reactivity and improving emotional regulation.