About the Session
We often feel ungrounded and anxious in the face of difficult emotions and life circumstances. In this session, we will practice the Mountain Meditation, a core practice in programs such as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention. This practice cultivates presence and stillness, helping us connect with our inner strength and stability in the face of internal and external challenges.
About the Instructor
Joel is a clinical psychologist at the Seattle Mindfulness Center and a member of the clinical faculty at the University of Washington Department of Psychology. He offers evidence-supported treatment that incorporates self-compassion, mindfulness, and acceptance-based approaches. He was a member of the UW research team that created Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP), an evidence- based aftercare program for addictive behavior problems. He remains active in the delivery and evaluation of MBRP. He has facilitated numerous groups in various settings and has conducted therapist training workshops both in the US and abroad. He also provides clinical supervision to UW psychology graduate students. Before graduate school, Joel spent 6 years as a software engineer and in-house trainer/instructor at Amazon.com. A passionate teacher, he co-developed and served as lead instructor for a 9-month University of Washington certificate program for 9 years, and was awarded the UW "Award for Teaching Excellence"