MINDFULNESS PRACTICE FOR WELL BEING

About Vanee Songsiridej

Vanee is certified as a Mindfulness Meditation Teacher by The Awareness Training Institute led by Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield in association with UC Berkeley- Greater Good Science Center and Sounds True.

She attended the 9-day professional training program in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) offered by Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli, U Massachusetts Medical School in 1993, and two 5-day professional training programs in 1995 and 1996. The admission to the program was limited to those with extensive professional experience, with a solid meditation practice.


Vanee taught the 8-week Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse Wisconsin from 1993 - 2004. She continued with regular twice a month meetings with graduates from MBSR as well as those who were interested in learning more about MBSR and meditation. This was started in 2000 and continues until the present. Vanee also continues with her own training in mindfulness meditation regularly.


In February 2013, Vanee completed the 92-hour Teacher Development Intensive training taught by Senior Staffs from the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA. Admission to the program was limited to those with extensive professional experience, with a solid meditation practice, and with previous training in MBSR and/or experience in teaching MBSR.

She has taught Mindfulness program for healthcare provider and spouse and significant others provided by Gundersen Health System and is offering Mindfulness classes for the public in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

She is available to teach groups or corporations interested in learning more about mindfulness.

vsongsir@aol.com

May all beings be peaceful.