Episode 091 :: Laura Martin :: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teachers of the Pacific Northwest (MBSRPNW)

| July 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Laura Martin

Laura Martin speaks with us about building a community of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teachers of the Pacific Northwest (MBSRPNW).

If you’re a mindfulness teacher or thinking of becoming one, you may run into some challenges with peer interaction. Not the interaction itself, but simply finding them, locating the community of those fellow teachers. In some areas, small groups are stepping up and doing the sometimes challenging work of creating in-person communities for living cultures of mindfulness teachers.

Laura Martin, LCSW has been a social worker since 1993, with broad experience in the field of mental health, working with individuals, couples, and groups. She has been using and teaching skills of mindfulness and meditation for several years, and practicing cognitive-behavioral therapies, with a client-centered approach. Laura is an instructor of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and her own meditation practice is in the Zen tradition.

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Music for This Episode Courtesy of Rodrigo Rodriguez

The music heard in this podcast is from Rodrigo Rodriguez. You can visit his website to hear more of his music, get the full discography, and view his upcoming tour dates.

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Ted Meissner is the host of the podcast Present Moment: Mindfulness Practice and Science. He has been a meditator since the early 90’s, has been interviewed for Books and Ideas, Mindful Lives, and The Whole Leader podcasts, spoken about mindfulness with various groups including Harvard Humanist Hub, and has written for Elephant Journal and The International Journal of Whole Person Care. He is the Executive Director of the Secular Buddhist Association, host of the SBA’s official podcast The Secular Buddhist, and is on the Advisory Board for the Spiritual Naturalist Society. Ted’s background is in the Zen and Theravada traditions, he is a regular speaker on interfaith panel discussions, and is interested in examining the evolution of contemplative practice in contemporary culture. Ted teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care & Society, where he is the Manager of Online Programming and Community Development.

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