What we're about
My name is Cecilia Howard and I am a teacher/instructor of mindfulness meditation and MBSR. I have been practicing meditation for well over 23 years now and have found it to be a most useful and fulfilling means of being with the stresses and strains of daily life in a more purposeful way. I am is someone who recognizes the benefits and vital need of making mindfulness practice a daily part of my life.
In addition, I have been trained to teach MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) the program established by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Shrewsbury, MA. This groundbreaking training program was established over 30 years ago for people to learn how to face the ups and downs of daily life, while feeling more confident about their ability to take charge of their health and well-being. It has now given rise to well over 750 programs offered world wide.
I also have made it a priority to participate/attend at least 3 to 5 additional training programs, retreats and seminars per year regarding mindfulness, meditation and MBSR. This is a personal passion of mine and one that I know can do so much for people in a positive way. Life long learning, as well as an embodiment of the practice enhances my ability to train and guide other people in an informed way.
My former career/work experience was in the banking, and later, the manufacturing industry in a sales/marketing/management capacity. In addition to my management responsibilities, I took a leadership role in developing and training, company-wide, employees in the area of sales/new business development, leadership skills, as well as team building strategies, just to name a few. I am a seasoned public speaker and would be most happy to speak with your organization, group, students, or employees about mindfulness and how it can truly help!
I am also a fine art trained artist and writer of a blog called The Mindful Matrix. http://mindfulmatrix.blogspot.com/