I am the founder and Director of the Scottsdale Institute for Health and Medicine. I completed the advanced MBSR teacher training in 1994 at the Center for Mindfulness pioneered by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and am a Certified MBSR instructor through the Center for Mindfulness at the UCSD School of Medicine. In addition, I Mentor for the mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) certification candidates there. I have taught over 80 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction- 8 week MBSR and MBCT programs and have delivered hundreds of mindfulness based workshops for over 25 years. Presented mindfulness in the health care, corporate, academic, sports and private sectors and have been practicing and teaching meditation, yoga and tai chi for over 45 years.