Mary NurrieStearns, MSW, LCSW, C-IAYT
, teaches seminars and retreats to teach clinicians how to take mindfulness skills, brain-based protocols for treating shame and office-based yoga back to their clients. These evidence-based clinical interventions move therapy forward by improving emotional regulation, restoring healthy nervous system functioning and cultivating healthier thought patterns. Both mindfulness and yoga practices have brought healing and calm to Mary’s clients and students.
Mary provides participants with the latest research results and pulls together the work of experts in the mental health field who are proponents of both practices (i.e. Bessel van der Kolk, Jon Kabat-Zinn). She draws on 37 years as a mental health professional counselor and 27 years of meditation and yoga practice. She is a certified yoga therapist, seasoned yoga teacher and ordained member of Thich Naht Hahn’s Order of Interbeing.
Mary is the author of Healing Anxiety, Depression and Unworthiness: 78 Brain-Changing Mindfulness & Yoga Practices
(PESI, 2018), Yoga for Anxiety
with Rick NurrieStearns (New Harbinger, 2010), Yoga for Emotional Trauma
with Rick NurrieStearns (New Harbinger, 2013), Yoga Mind – Peaceful Mind,
with Rick NurrieStearns (New Harbinger, 2015), and Daily Meditations for Healing and Happiness: 52 Card Deck
(PESI, 2016). Mary is the co-editor of Soulful Living
(Hci, 1999) and former editor of Personal Transformation
magazine. She has produced DVDs on yoga for emotional trauma and depression. Mary teaches across the United States.
Financial: Mary NurrieStearns maintains a private practice. She receives royalties as an author for New Harbinger’s Publishing. Ms. NurrieStearns receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Mary NurrieStearns has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
has co-led yoga retreats for 14 years. He has been immersed in consciousness studies, meditation and mindfulness practices for four decades. For 20 years, he was involved in publishing transformational books and magazines. He was the publisher of Lotus
and Personal Transformation
magazines, and co-author of the books Soulful Living, Yoga for Anxiety, Yoga for Emotional Trauma
and Yoga Mind, Peaceful Mind
. He is a long time mindfulness student of Thich Nhat Hanh and a member of the Order of Interbeing. Rick experiences chronic pain from an airplane crash and suffered from a tick borne disease. He relies on mindfulness practices for healing and has learned that you can cultivate happiness and inner peace even when you are hurting.
Financial: Rick NurrieStearns receives royalties as an author for New Harbinger’s Publishing.
Non-financial: Rick NurrieStearns has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.