We spent Tuesday at the beautiful Wendi Norris Gallery with a group of women spanning different areas of mindfulness. The conversation ranged from how to manage anger, to helping teenagers find this practice, and even a “mind on” guided session. For those that missed it, more on these incredible women, and a few snapshots of the event, are below.
Dr. Megan Jones is the Chief Science Officer at Lantern (golantern.com), an online and personalized service that allows anyone to strengthen his or her mental health with the care and support of a professional coach. At Lantern, Dr. Jones has developed online mindfulness-based interventions for reducing anxiety and stress, improving body image, and improving overall resilience.
She is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford University and Research Fellow at the Medical University of Vienna where she conducts research on prevention and early-intervention for mental health disorders. She trained at Stanford, Yale, and UC San Diego.
Dr. Jones has published her research in leading scientific journals and frequently presents at international conferences. Dr. Jones has leadership positions within several international scientific and mental health advocacy organizations and has received awards for her academic and advocacy work from National Institute of Mental Health, the United States House of Representatives, and Stanford University.
Katherine Priore Grannam began her studies in mindfulness and yoga nine years ago as a way to relieve stress as a public school teacher. She has been featured on CBS national news, NBC4 in Washington D.C. and various print publications for her commitment to building more serene and sustainable environments for K-12 students and teachers.
She is a faculty member of Spirit Rock Meditation Center’s Mindfulness Meditation for Yoga Training, UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center trainings, the Somatic Yoga Training in Marin California, and guest teaches in many others.