Beth Mulligan has practiced as a physician's assistant for 25 years and she lectures widely on stress physiology and stress reduction. She teaches mindfulness courses at locations throughout Southern California and she trains physicians, nurses, therapists and patients in stress-reduction techniques. Beth has attended training with Jon Kabat-Zinn and other senior faculty of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Hugh received his college education in Dublin, Ireland, and has studied and practiced meditation and Yoga for more than 20 years. He combines his many years of creative management experience in media and industry with his intensive training in Mindfulness Meditation programs . He has trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with its originators, Jon Kabat-Zinn PhD and Dr. Saki Santorelli through UMASS Medical Center. He is co-owner of Mindful-Way Stress Reduction Programs and had been teaching MBSR for 9 years with Beth Mulligan and on his own at Eisenhower Medical Center, The Lucy Curci Cancer Center, Loma Linda University Medical Center, UC Irvine and multiple non-profit and corporate settings. Hugh’s life experience has made him exceptionally understanding and sensitive to his student’s challenges.
Don Maurer, MD
Dr. Don Maurer teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and other mindfulness programs at the Susan Samueli Center of Integrative Medicine and other locations in Orange County. In addition, he is involved with teaching and conducting research on mindfulness in healthcare and in the workplace at UCI. He has attended teacher training with senior faculty including Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the UMass Medical School Center for Mindfulness. His career has included practice as an Emergency Medicine physician for thirty years. He is also certified in Health and Wellness Coaching.
Adrienne Beattie, LMFT
As a psychotherapist and educator, Adrienne has been specializing in the area of stress reduction and self regulation for the past 15 years. She has completed the MBSR professional training, under the direction of Jon Kabat-Zinn PhD, founder of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Adrienne is also an affiliate of the Institute for Self Integration. Her mindfulness practice weaves throughout her personal and professional life and she is grateful to have the opportunity to share the practice with others.
Nicole Wakim, MD
Nicole Marie Wakim, M.D., is the medical director for choosing joy, inc. She is an integrative pain management physician with board certification in Anesthesiology. She completed her undergraduate training at the University of San Diego, medical school at Loyola Stritch School of Medicine outside of Chicago, Illinois, and an Anesthesiology residency at Loyola University Medical Center. She is an avid yogi, a certified 500-hour yoga instructor through YogaWorks and a current Fellow in the Integrative Medicine Fellowship through the University of Arizona with Dr. Andrew Weil, M.D. Nicole has attended mindfulness based stress reduction training with Jon Kabat-Zinn and other senior faculty of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.