Patricia J. Ullman
Mindfulness Meditation Instructor and Consultant
I've been practicing and teaching mindfulness-awareness meditation for over 40 years, instructing people of all ages and groups of all sizes in settings ranging from silent retreats to corporate board rooms. Now I'm writing about mindfulness and teaching meditation in law firms, hospitals, and other businesses in my home town of metro Washington DC. It's a privilege to guide individuals and groups in learning techniques that support more effective, creative, and fulfilling personal and professional experiences.
I earned a JD Degree from Dalhousie University Law School in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and I practiced law before entering the not-for-profit sector. I served as the Director of Practice & Education at an international retreat center in Limoges, France; the Executive Director of a similar retreat center in Nova Scotia, Canada; and as Executive Director of a community development nonprofit in Halifax. I'm also a certified mediator, restorative justice facilitator, and inter-denominational chaplain.
Please contact me to set up a time to discuss a program that meets the needs of your personal or organizational schedule, interests, and needs.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness meditation is the practice of being present with one's life instead of being constantly caught in thoughts and emotions related to the past and future. Training in mindfulness is a fundamental basis of health for individuals and organizations. Mindfulness fosters authentic communication and a greater sense of personal and group dignity, discipline, warmth, clarity, and motivation. By strengthening our ability to see the present moment fully as it is, without the habitual overlay of preconceptions and judgments, our responses become more accurate, relevant, and beneficial.