OWNER - LEAD MINDFULNESS INSTRUCTOR
NOW House Mindful Awareness Center
01/17 - Present
Regularly teach meditation classes and recruit other meditation teachers to teach drop-in classes, class series, workshops, retreats and events at this meditation studio.
01/11 - Present
I am a UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) Certified Mindfulness Facilitator. I teach Mindfulness classes/groups weekly in a healthcare setting at Kaiser Permanente in Reseda, CA and in corporate settings that have included Amgen in Thousand Oaks, CA, Disney in Burbank, CA and Fox Studios, Culver City, CA. I teach additional group and individual classes in my private practice in Westlake Village, CA and provide Mindfulness-Based, Solution Oriented life coaching and psychotherapy. I am a mentor for UCLA MARC's Long Distance Intensive Practice Program.
I designed and recorded several online Mindfulness Programs for Optum/PlusOne/Amgen. I design and teach a variety of classes for the general public and for the specific needs of specific clients. Including single session introduction, start-anytime ongoing training, 6 or 8 week introductory classes, intermediate classes and speciality classes, including mindful eating, emotional resilience, mindfulness for couples, mindfulness for teens, etc. I also teach workshops and seminars in Mindfulness to psychotherapists and doctors to help them improve services to and outcomes for clients and patients and for their own well-being in their demanding and stressful jobs. I have a reputation for clear, concise and precise instruction that helps beginners take up Mindfulness and Mindfulness Mediation and helps seasoned practitioners improve and advance their practices.
Some of the places I teach or have taught Mindfulness classes:
- UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center
- NOW House
- Kaiser Permanente
- Against the Stream
- The Den
- Fox Studios
- ABC Studios
mindfulness training mentor
UCLA Mindful Awareness Center Long Distance Intensive Practice Program Mentor
2016 - Present
UCLA MARC's 10-month Long Distance Intensive Practice Program provides a cohesive mindfulness practice and study course for dedicated students who wish to deepen their personal mindfulness practice in a supportive community. MARC has a Los Angeles program and an international program. I am a mentor in the program helping participants connect class material with their personal practices.
INSTRUCTOR - MASTER'S LEVEL
Phillips Graduate Institute, Encino, CA
09/05 - 09/13
PSY650A/B/C Postmodern Therapies
California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA
Department of Educational Psychology & Counseling
02/04 - 06/06
659 B Counseling Skills, 670 Family Therapy, 677 Counseling Couples
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®
02/01 - Present
The International Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence
Venture Humanity, Inc. - www.walkamileinhershoes.org
Founder of a successful international public education campaign to engage men in their local communities in efforts at educating about the effects of sexualized violence, preventing sexualized violence, providing resources for overcoming the effects of sexualized violence and raising funds for local rape crisis centers and domestic violence shelters. Responsible for press, public outreach, strategic support, coaching and advising local organizers. Formed Venture Humanity, Inc. as a non-profit corporation to aid in these efforts.
Continuing Education Provider
06/06 - 12/13
Venture Humanity, Inc.
As President of Ventura Humanity, Inc., created, developed and implemented an on-going Continuing Education program and curriculum for LMFTs and LCSWs. Facilitated many of the workshop/classes. Recruited other instructors, developed and implemented advertising, promoted the program, provided CEUs through BBS provider number PCE 4287.
Valley Trauma Center, Northridge, CA
04/96 - 12/98
Created, developed and implemented an on-going Continuing Education program for Psychologists, LMFTs, LCSWs. Recruited instructors, developed and implemented advertising, promoted the program, arranged for continuing education credits, managed the budget and records, developed a computer database to facilitate program management, managed on-site production of the programs.
Director of Training
Valley Trauma Center, Northridge, CA
02/96 - 12/96
Valley Trauma Center provided at least two 60 hour California State Sexual Assault Counselor Certification Training Programs each year. Arranged for speakers for 24 different training modules, managed schedule, hosted speaker visits to their module, presented several modules, monitored attendees for training satisfaction and emotional well-being (due to the nature of material presented).