Jillayne Sorenson Psy.D, RYT
Certified MBSR Instructor/Registered Yoga Instructor
Sharing the healing benefits of mindfulness has been a beautiful path of learning, discovery and deepening connection. As a mindfulness educator, psychologist and movement teacher I’ve had the great good fortune to work in both community and research settings, teaching evidence-based methods to meet life’s challenges with more ease, balance and peace of mind.
I first began studying and practicing mindfulness and meditation while completing my doctoral studies in psychology over twenty years ago, and it has been the focus of my work as a clinician, writer and educator ever since.
Teaching MBSR was a natural step along this path. I completed Instructor Training and Certification in Mindulness-Based Stress Reduction at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Center for Mindfulness where MBSR was developed, and later trained in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy with Dr. Zindel Segal who co-authored that program. As one of the first cohort of instructors for the Mindfulness-Based Emotional Balance (MBEB) curriculum, I had the opportunity to work with elementary and middle school educators, counselors and administrators exploring the benefits of mindfulness in and outside the classroom.
Though now mostly retired from teaching, I continue to explore and write about mindfulness as a path of engagement and activism in daily life.