Arlene Gordon

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Since her first exposure to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Arlene Gordon found the practices to be personally transformative. Realizing how much time is spent thinking about the past and worrying about the future was eye opening. Realizing the amount of tension carried in the body, and how so much suffering can be alleviated by changing the way we relate to it was so hopeful. She has since dedicated her professional work to sharing mindful awareness practice with others. It has been her great joy to join individuals of all ages, with all the challenges life presents, as they recognize and embrace the possibility of living with more ease, well being and joy.

Dr. Gordon received her doctorate in clinical psychology in 1988 and maintains a private practice for adults and adolescents in Summit, N.J., and on the Upper West Side, New York City. For more than a decade she has studied mindfulness and self-compassion based interventions. She has trained at the Center for Mindfulness at U. Mass. Medical Center, completing all aspects of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) facilitator training and supervision needed for certification; at this time she has facilitated more than 25 cycles of MBSR. She currently teaches MBSR at the Chambers Center for Well Being in Morristown, NJ. Dr Gordon is an adjunct professor at Montclair State University. She developed and teaches a mindfulness course for college students, Mindfulness: Theory and Practice, which is now part of Montclair State University's Family Science and Human Development curriculum. She has also trained to bring mindfulness to children, teens and young adults through Mindful Schools and Learning to Breathe. She offers a Mindful Teens programs for middle and high school students which may be taken as part of a group or individually. She is currently participating in the yearlong Mindful Schools certification program, as she begins sharing these practices with teachers and children in a school setting.