Colleen Gallagher on Monkey Mind, Suffering, Mindfulness, and Stillness (#59)

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Colleen Gallagher is a Mindful clinical social worker, retired Broadway actor, former teacher and artist who trained in MBSR, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at UMass Medical Center for Mindfulness founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Colleen is passionate about Mindfulness and its transformative effects. She leads groups and trainings, teaches and is a life coach and psychotherapist. An avid yoga and meditation practitioner, as a speaker she’s presented on Mindfulness, Social Emotional Learning, Stress Reduction and Mindful Leadership/Team development.

Gallagher is an MSW/LSW, MBSR-QT, certified CMI, Mindful Schools educator, CCTP-Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Certified Yoga Alliance instructor, Certified Mindfulness & Meditation teacher (Buddhist Studies-Interdependence Project) with experience in hospitals, businesses, schools, social/community programs and mental health. Colleen’s areas of interest include- clinical evidenced-based social work, research, mind-body health/somatics, social mindfulness, values-based performance and leadership, habits/addictions, social emotional learning, ACEs, the arts, Buddhist psychology, community building, mindful-life choices and intentional living.

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Questions I ask:

  • Why we purposefully bring mindfulness into your day to day life?
  • How does mindfulness and clinical trauma professional go hand in hand? 
  • How can we be mindfulness in this situation when we know that we cannot control the situation?
  • How can we alleviate any suffering which is super hard to digest?
  • How can we cage the monkey mind?
  • And much more!

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