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Trudy Goodman

Trudy Goodman Ph.D., is the Founding Teacher of InsightLA. the first center to combine training in Insight (Vipassana) Meditation and in non-sectarian mindfulness and compassion practices, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC). The fourth teacher ever of MBSR, Trudy taught with its creator, Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and directed the internship program there. Trudy has studied and practiced Buddhist meditation for 45 years, with Asian and Western teachers. She is the Guiding Teacher and co-founder of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the first center in the world dedicated to integrating these two disciplines, and had a private psychotherapy practice there for 25 years while also working as a psychological consultant to independent schools. Trudy co-founded two family mindfulness programs Family Path and Growing Spirit with Susan Kaiser Greenland in Los Angeles, and has worked with kids and families throughout her career. Trudy teaches retreats and workshops worldwide; often teaching with her husband, Jack Kornfield. Trudy is a contributing author: Clinical Handbook of Mindfulness (Springer, 2008); Compassion and Wisdom in Psychotherapy, (Guilford Press, 2011); Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, (Guilford Press, 2013). Trudy is also widely known for her role as the voice of Trudy the Love Barbarian in the Netflix series "Midnight Gospel.” Learn more about Trudy at TrudyGoodman.com and InsightLA.org.

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