Sara Lefkowitz, MPA, BSN, RN, is a dynamic and engaging speaker who presents highly-acclaimed seminars on Stress Reduction for Nurses throughout the United States. She has firsthand knowledge of the challenges that nurses face through her years working in large urban hospitals on medical surgical units and in the emergency department. Being a wife and mother, she understands the difficulties of juggling family and career responsibilities.
Sara is a tenured nursing education professor in Northern California where she specializes in teaching medical surgical nursing. She has served as the assistant director of the nursing program and has worked extensively on course and curriculum development.
In 2013, Sara took a yearlong sabbatical to learn practical techniques to help the stressed out, overworked nurse. She studied Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and trained as a MBRS facilitator. She studied Vipassana Meditation at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. She learned compassion practices through the study of Vajrayana Buddhism with Tara Mandala founder Lama Tsultrim Allione and her authorized teachers. Sara uses these practices every day to cope with the stresses of daily living, personal losses, and her tendencies toward overwork and burnout.
Financial: Sara Lefkowitz is a tenured nursing faculty for College of Marin. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: Sara Lefkowitz is a member of the American Nurses Association; and the San Francisco Bay Area Tara Mandela Sangha.