Since 2004 I have had the opportunity to teach over 60 different mindfulness and meditation trainings in Seattle, Everett, Kirkland, Issaquah, Burien and Wenatchee in hospital, corporate, community, private and health care settings.  Over 40 of these have been eight week MBSR trainings, ten four week trainings, four workshops, four retreats and a long term six month medical pilot study. It has been a true pleasure to have participated in these opportunities.


2017: Winter Issaquah and Fremont to start in February

2016: Issaquah and Fremont

  • Fall drop in sessions
  • Spring:  Four week trainings in each location

2015: Issaquah and Fremont

  • Fall:   two concurrent eight week trainings
  • Spring: two concurrent eight week trainings

2014: Issaquah and Fremont

  • Fall:  two concurrent eight week trainings
  • Spring: two concurrent eight week trainings

2013: Issaquah and Fremont

  • Four eight week trainings
  • Two four week trainings

2012: Issaquah and Fremont

  • Seven eight week trainings
  • One four week training
  • One three day mindfulness and yoga retreat co -lead with yoga instructor

2011: Issaquah, Fremont and Everett

  • Eight eight week trainings
  • one four week trainings

2010: Issaquah, Fremont and Everett

  • Five eight week trainings
  • Three four week trainings
  • One corporate day retreat

2009: Issaquah and Fremont

  • Seven eight week trainings
  • Two four week trainings
  • Wenatchee training over two three day weekends

2008: Issaquah and Fremont

  • Five eight week trainings
  • Two half day retreats
  • Six month medical pilot study

2007: Fremont

  • Four eight week trainings
  • One four week trainings

2006: time off for medical necessity


  • One eight week training


  • Mindfulness introductory workshop


Organizations where I have facilitated mindfulness meditation

• Grange Insurance Company Lunch and Learn workshop, Seattle
• Samarya Yoga Center workshop for families of special needs and autistic children, Seattle
• Sound Health Solutions and Grange Insurance Company 6 months, Fall 2008- Spring 2009, Seattle
• I facilitated mindfulness meditation for a six month medical pilot study with Sound Health Solutions and 24 employees of Grange Insurance Company for health and weight management with great success.

•Evergreen Hospital and Medical Center eight week trainings 2009-2010, Kirkland

•Providence Regional Cancer Partnership eight and four week trainings since 2010, Everett
•Providence Medical Center Everett, Train the Trainer Full Day Mindfulness Retreat for staff and leadership

• Providence St. Peter Hospital, facilitated part of full day retreat for doctors in residence and hospice staff, Olympia

• Skalitude Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga Retreat with Roy Holman, Carlton, WA May 4-6, 2012
• I attend several trainings a year, as well as shorter retreats related to mindfulness and meditation.


 Degrees, certifications, licenses
• Wound Management Education Program, a graduate nursing certification program, UW School of Nursing, Summer 2010
• BSN, Nursing, Seattle University, Seattle, 1989
• BA Media Arts, Film and Photography, University of South Carolina, Columbia 1978; I worked in television and for  the South • Carolina Arts Commission as a photographer and filmmaker, creating programs and teaching.
• Holistic Nursing, Certified: Seeds and Bridges- 1 year program 2001
• Washington State Registered Nurse License: 1989-current
• Hypnotherapy training and license: 1996-current
• Washington State Registered Nurse License: 1989-current

• Center for Mindfulness, U of Mass. Worcester, MA. since 2004
• Approval to teach is listed on The Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts’ School of Medicine website: http://www.umassmed.edu/cfm/mbsr/


Professional experience

My professional nursing experience is currently  as director of nursing of a home care and home health agency. My background includes being  a home health nurse case manager, wound consultant and specialist, IV nurse,  a RN in substance abuse, detox and recovery, medical and surgical rehabilitation, geriatric inpatient psychiatry, general adult and adolescent in patient psychiatry, hospice and home health, family practice triage clinic, alternative medicine, hospital acute care float pool, neurology, telephone triage, medical /surgical, and holistic nursing.