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Lesley Grant

Lesley Grant ECD is the founder & director of Marin Mindfulness Institute, a professional certification program for psychotherapists and teachers in mindfulness and child development. She has spent nearly 30 years evolving developmentally appropriate mindfulness practices for children and teens teaching mindfulness in medical clinics & educational settings. She also founded, and directs Marin Mindfulness an educational program for teachers, parents, & children pre-school-teens, serving hundreds of children & teens and parents each year as well as a special needs teen group for teens with autistic spectrum disorders, ADHD and anxiety disorders. She has lectured at Stanford for the George Miller Youth Lecture Series, East Bay Mental Health, The Child Therapy Institute in San Rafael, and conferences. Has given in-service training to the teachers of Mindful Schools, and in 1984 she developed a mindfulness-based program in a neurology clinic & continued in medical clinics & private practice for 18 years. She has mentored teachers for 16 years. She served as the internship director for mindfulness & yoga based stress management groups in medical & mental health settings, as part of an East/West MA psychology program through Sonoma State University. Graduating from CIIS with a thesis in psychology education, she is also a California certified director & teacher, and she has practiced mindfulness for 37 years. She is the author of an upcoming book on Mindfulness and child development and her program Marin Mindfulness Institute is in a full length feature film about children helping with a difficult world problem and practicing mindfulness and loving-kindness practice, scheduled for national distribution in January 2014.

Talks given by Lesley Grant at Marin Sangha are available here.

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