Jillayne Sorenson, Psy.D. RYT
Certified MBSR Instructor
Sharing the healing benefits of mindfulness is a beautiful path of learning, discovery and deepening connection. As a mindfulness educator, psychologist, movement teacher, and founder of Awake to the Heart Mindfulness, I work with individuals and groups teaching research-based methods to build resilience, improve communication, cope better with pain and illness and meet life’s challenges with more ease, balance and peace of mind.
My own interest in mindfulness began first through yoga and dance where I discovered the joy of moving with awareness. While completing my doctoral studies in psychology, I began studying and practicing mindfulness and meditation, and it has been the focus of my work as a clinician and educator ever since.
Training to teach 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. As one of first instructors for the Mindfulness-Based Emotional Balance (MBEB) curriculum I have have had the opportunity to work with elementary and middle school educators, counselors and administrators, and have trained in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy with Dr. Zindel Segal who co-authored that program [Learn why Instructor Training Matters or read more about my training and experience here].
As a registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance® (RYT200), and a licensed (Brown Belt) Nia instructor I continue to explore movement as a path of healing and awareness. No matter what age or level of mobility, I believe by learning to respect the body’s wisdom we can connect to the joy of movement.
Contact me to learn about options for mindfulness training and practice.
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