Positive Neuroplasticity

Teacher Directory

These teachers are members of the Positive Neuroplasticity Teachers Association, and are authorized by Dr. Rick Hanson to teach the PNT.

Europe

Bruno Amrein

Bruno has been teaching MBSR and coaching people to bring more self-compassion and equanimity into their lives since 2019. PNT has given him important additional tools to help his
clients flourish and develop more agency. He is also offering combined Yoga and Mindfulness workshops together with his wife. He is a former journalist and filmmaker  based in
Baden, Switzerland.

Anna Andrzejewska

Anna is a certified Positive Neuro-plasticity Training teacher, working in Poland since 2018. She also works as an ACC ICF coach, Zen coach, soft skills and stress-relief trainer, and social worker. She is the author of online courses, trainings and articles about increasing happiness and decreasing stress and works from Warsaw, Poland.

Palina Asgeirsdottir

Palina Asgeirsdottir

Palina is psychologist in Iceland. She is trained in MBSR, MBCT, and MSC and PNT. After working for eight years at the University Hospital of Iceland, Palina participated in a month-long training in Zen practice, led by Zen Master Jakusho Kwong Roshi at the Sonoma Mountain Zen Center in California. Her primary interest is in helping people reduce their suffering. She works from Reykjavík in Iceland.

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Anja Bellebaum

Anja is a psychologist and music and art therapist. She is trained in MBSR and PNT. She works from Emmen-dingen in Germany.

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Joanna Berendt

Joanna has been a certified trainer and mediator in Non-violent Communication since 2014 and a certified teacher of Positive Neuroplasticity Training since 2018. She works as a Professional Certified Coach (accredited by the International Coaching Federation) in Warsaw, Poland.

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Alexandru Bogdan

Alexandru is committed to enhancing the quality of life for individuals and couples. His holistic and empathetic approach guides clients towards a more positive and healthy existence, utilizing a diverse range of therapeutic methods. He is a psychotherapist with 15 years of practice in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

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Irina De Silva

Irina holds a Master’s degree Sociology and Social Work and is a certified coach, member of ICF and a certified yoga trainer (RYT 500+). She has occupied senior positions at leading companies in HR and Business education and is co-founder of NEOSCHOOL, offering educational programs in self development and self-help. She is based in Moscow, Russia and Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Manuela Heisler

Manuela has been a yoga and meditation teacher for over 30 years. She studied Yogaweg intensively with R. Sriram in India, a classical yoga with a contemporary approach. She is also a certified MBSR and PNT teacher, blending creative elements from these paths that help to reduce suffering and build positive inner resources. She’s based in Freiburg in Germany.

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Anna Kuszewska-Sprawka

Anna is a psychologist, CBT therapist, and mindfulness teacher. She supports women in mindful self-discovery and guides them to reclaim their inner peace, combining years of psychological and therapeutic experience (mindfulness, self-compassion, trauma work, PNT) with the awakening of consciousness and intuition. Since 2015, she has run online courses and workshops based in Lublin, Poland.

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Jörg Mangold

Jörg is a psychiatrist, clinical psychotherapist, mindfulness teacher, and author of Mindful Compassionate Parenting, a specific training for parents based on mindfulness, self compassion and positive cultivation. He trains clinicians in mindfulness, self-compassion and positivity, and was head of a multi-professional team of therapists for children, adolescents and families. He is based in Ansbach, Germany.

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Sandra Megahed

Sandra accompanies individuals, companies, and institutions on their way to open-mindedness and becoming more resilient in the future. She is a certified coach for the Work of Byron Katie / IBSR and has many years of experience in corporate consulting and journalism with a focus on holistic therapies. She holds a Master’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies, Romance Studies and Sociology and works from Freiburg, Germany.

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Katja Meyer-Rachner

Katja has been practicing mindfulness since 2010 in the Plum Village Tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. She holds a master’s degree in industrial engineering, is an active member in the Network for Mindful Business, and fosters international sangha building. She is the founder of Mindful & More, lives and works from Nice, France, and enjoys teaching MBSR, ME-CL and PNT in German, English and French.

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Dirk Ortlinghaus

Dirk has practiced tai chi and various forms of martial arts for over 30 years. He holds a degree in Social Science and teaches stress manage-ment, tai chi (Daniel Grolle), qigong (Carl von Ossietzky Universität Olden-burg), stress management (Dr. Gert Kaluza), and the PNT in Frankfurt am Main in Germany. He founded Tai Chi Bewegt in 2016 and previously held a position as head of department for tourism with the French government.

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George Peterburs

George holds a masters in Philosophy and Economics and is a Certified Professional Coach from CIT and a mindfulness teacher from the Oxford Mindfulness Centre. His business resonance inspires people and organ-izations to awareness and human growth. He also teaches Being-Doing Balance, a multi-disciplinary method he developed combining mindfulness, self-compassion and PNT. He works in Basel, Switzerland.

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Karin Pflüger

Karin is a Special Educator for language and learning disabilities,  does early intervention work for kindergarten students, and runs the school’s theater group. She has qualifications in Trauma and Gestalt Therapy, Montessori education, Marte Meo, Relaxation Education, Trans-personal Psychology, and Mindfulness for Kids, and is a certified Certified Mindfulness Coach for children. She works in Freiburg, Germany.

Bridgeen Rea-Kaya

Bridgeen Rea-Kaya

Bridgeen is a pioneer of mindfulness and mindful self-compassion classes in Northern Ireland. She has a Masters (Msc) in Mindfulness Based Approaches and is an accredited Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Teacher, a qualified yoga teacher and a 2014 TEDx talker. She is an ordained member of Thich Nhat Hanh’s Order of Interbeing and has studied extensively with the Plum Village mindfulness community.

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Claudia Rieger-Reinecke

Claudia is a Health Practitioner and Somatic Educator, specialized in TCM and Movement Therapy. Her quest for a more healthy, happy and embodied life started with Qigong, Buddhist meditation and Conscious Dance. She is a certified Movement Medicine teacher, a Tamalpa graduate, and trained in Mindfulness, Coaching & Constellations. She offers PNT in Munich, Germany and Majorca, Spain.

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Ol’ha Samborska

Born in the south of Ukraine, Ol’ha was raised with the rich tradition of her highland ancestry in the Beskyd mountains, Poland. She studied cell biology and genetic engineering, and conducts research in psychology, epigenetics, hypnotherapy, and transgenerational traumatology. She currently helps Ukrainian refugees to cope with the trauma of war using the HEAL method, working from Berlin, Germany.

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Connie Triantafillidis

Connie started out as an elementary school teacher and now works as a coach in her own practice, True Colors, where she coaches children and adolescents with ADHD or ADD and their parents and teachers. She has incorporate PNT into her work with youth, helping them to build greater self-esteem and a happy life. She works from Sint Crusiusweg in The Netherlands.

Beate Trück 

Beate holds Masters degrees in Language and European Affairs. She is the founder and director of Brussels Mindfulness and currently teaches mindfulness and PNT in English, Dutch, French and German for international organisations and open courses and is also an MBSR teacher trainer and supervisor. She works from Brussels in Belgium.

Marina van Walsum

Marina van Walsum

Marina works as a somatic therapist in The Netherlands. Positive Neuroplasticity and NARM are fundamental to her approach. A member of the Thich Nhat Hanh lay community, she has extensive experience in Mindfulness and Self-Compassion practices. She holds a Master in Archaeology and is a former transformative mediator.

 

Kirsten Victor

Kirsten has degrees in social sciences and mindfulness-based approaches. She is a compassion-informed therapist and solution-focused family counselor. She has worked as a job coach in several organizations, and as a mindfulness teacher. She has a special focus on self-compassion, PN, and embodiment. She works in Ostend, Belgium, offering group programs and individual coaching in Dutch and English.

  Aneesah Wilhelmstätter

Aneesah (CSW) has worked in mental health, oncology and surgical wards where she trained staff and volunteers in stress management, breaking bad news, and grieving. She is a self-taught artist, and published author of The Creativity Workbook for Coaches & Creatives, Transformational Journaling for Therapists, Coaches & Clients, and a contributor to The Association of Coaching’s Bulletin. She works in The Hague, Netherlands.

Americas

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Ann Canfield

Ann holds an MA in Behavior Analysis & Therapy and is a leadership coach (certified: ICF) with a focus on communication skills, helping others show up as a leader at work and at home. Ann is also a caregiver coach helping other caregivers to become more resilient for themselves and their loved ones. She offers workshops in communication, leadership, interviewing skills and PNT, working  from Shelton, CT, USA.

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Gabriela Contreras

Gaby is an experienced meditator and certified Mindfulness and PNT teacher. She is a former architect born in Venezuela and works from Miami Shores, FL, USA. An ongoing student of Buddhism and non-violent communication, She co-founded MindfulNest, helping people (in Spanish & English) develop an effective and enjoyable awareness and compassion practice to weather everyday challenges with a calm mind and an open heart.

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Helene Creager

Helene is a licensed social worker with over 30 years experience implementing local and national programs focused on positive change for individuals under community supervision and staff wellness. She is certified in Applied Compassion Training and is the developer of Every Day Wellness, a staff training program rooted in mindfulness, compassion,  and positive neuroplasticity, working  from Los Angeles, California, USA.

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David Franklin

David is a U.S. Navy Gulf War Veteran and successful entrepreneur. He is a Certified Mindfulness Workforce Facilitator, graduate of The Eckhart Tolle School of Awakening, and The Power of Awareness Training. David assists close friends and military families in their transitions into civilian life. His background includes Biblical Studies and Organizational Leadership. He works from Austin, Texas, USA.

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Diana Gordick

Diana is a licensed psychologist with over 25 years of experience providing individual, group and family therapy. As a certified mindfulness instructor, she brings integrity, compassion and acceptance into her work. Diana was an executive director of a treatment program before delving deeper into the neuroplastic benefits of mindfulness and breathwork. She works from Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Shumaila Hemani

Shumaila Hemani

Shumaila Hemani, Ph.D., is the Artist-in-Residence at Trico Changemakers Studio, Mount Royal University, bringing deep listening practices in the realm of climate justice. She is a Distinguished Founding Support Member of the Global Compassion Coalition and was inducted into the inaugural Women in Music Canada’s Honor Roll in 2023 as an International Rising Leader for her debut music album Mannat. She works from Calgary in Alberta, Canada.

Palina Asgeirsdottir

Kerry Hospelhorn

Kerry Hospelhorn, LCSW-C, is a mindfulness based psychotherapist from Fallston, Maryland, USA, and is a certified mindfulness/meditation teacher. She incorporates mind-fulness, positive neuroplasticity and self compassion in her work with individuals and groups. Kerry enjoys working with others who share the intent to live authentically, notice the small things in life, and find humor in the lessons life throws our way.

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Linday Lesage

Lindsay is a passionate and dedicated life coach devoted to helping mothers, struggling with the over-whelming demands of motherhood, make positive changes in their lives. With a diverse background in education, psychology, and yoga, Lindsay has an expansive knowledge of the tools and techniques necessary to promote self-improvement, clarity, and wellbeing. Lindsay works from Georgian Bay in Ontario, Canada.

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Jim McNerney

Jim is a professional Health Coach. He has found that every health goal his clients pursue is ultimately about becoming happier, more personally fulfilled, and having more energy and freedom to enjoy life to the fullest! This is where Jim’s training in Positive Psychology, using purposeful Neuroplasticity to rewire one’s brain, and the study of how to increase happiness are used extensively. He works from Enfield, CT, USA.

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Stacey Royce

Stacey Royce is a long time yoga practitioner, teacher, and dancer. With a combination of humor, curiosity, ease, and kindness, Stacey helps facilitate behavioral change through yoga therapy and Positive Neuroplasticity. The daily practices of mindfulness and self-compassion are the gateway to self-development while PN and the HEAL program are the next level of learning. She is based in Portland, OR, USA.

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Kelley Russell-DuVarney

Kelley is a certified and credentialed Executive and Leadership Coach living in Austin, Texas, USA. A Sociologist by training, Kelley coaches a diverse group of leaders, teams and high-achieving professionals working in multiple sectors such as Government, Healthcare, Higher-Ed, Technology and Nonprofits. She is also a Certified Appreciative Inquiry Practitioner, Positive Neuroplasticity Trainer and Resilience Coach.

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Tanya Saunders

Tanya is a Certified Life Mastery Consultant, Breathwork Facilitator, Yoga Psychology Teacher, Astrologer, and author. She is passionate about helping people live a life they love. As a Nurse Anesthetist for over two decades, Tanya is always learning and teaching new ways to bridge science and metaphysics to empower people to live into their potential. She works from Arlington, VA and Washington, DC, USA.

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Joshua Steinfeldt

Joshua Steinfeldt holds an MA in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and has extensive experience in professional coaching. For 5 years he oversaw the global coach community at BetterUp, the world’s largest mental health and digital coaching startup. As a trained mindfulness teacher Joshua incorporates practices from ancient wisdom and modern science to help people thrive. He lives in So. Cal.

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Louise Taylor Green

Louise is a Human Resources professional with specialized expertise in learning & development, change leadership, and culture transformation. She is a Certified Management Consultant and a certified coach (PCC). Louise is based in Toronto, Ontario but provides virtual education across Canada.

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Karen Vasil-Busch

Karen has been a body work and yoga practitioner for over 35 years. She is trained in CORE Myofascial Therapy, restorative yoga and Ayurveda and is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. She is a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and registered member of NAMA and AAPNA. Karen teaches yoga and meditation and is a wellness provider for the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine, USA.

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Kathy Washburn

Kathy is a Life Coach working with people nagivating challenging transitions. Her background in positive psychology, post-traumatic growth, and neuroscience play an integral role in her approach to personal and professional coaching. She is the founder of  Carved by Cancer™ – a support network for cancer survivors in Woodstock, Vermont, USA.

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Christine Yarosh

Christine Yarosh, PhD has been practicing the art and science of psychology for the past 30 years. She is based in Lafayette, CA, USA. Christine’s work is informed by her training in MBSR, self-compassion, ACT, and positive neuroplasticity helping people to live freely and flexibly in as many aspects of their lives as possible. She has a workbook on self-esteem set for publication in August.

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Tony Zipple

Tony Zipple ScD, MBA is a psychologist, coach, teacher, and organizational consultant based in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. He uses positive psychology, resilience, and positive neuroplasticity strategies to help individuals and teams flourish. A former CEO and a professor at Boston University, Dr. Zipple recently completed a practice manual on applications of positive psychology for people with serious mental illnesses.

Asia Pacific

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Karyn Chalk

Karyn is a brain health coach with training in Havening Techniques, Neurolinguistic Programming and Dispute Resolution. She has extensive experience in supporting parents with tricky teens, organisations undergoing change management and individuals experiencing anxiety, overwhelm and workplace fatigue. She works from Dunedin, New Zealand

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Michelle Dalley

Michelle is a Leadership/Wellbeing Coach & Trainer, supporting organisations, individuals, and fellow coaches/practitioners to live more fulfilling, successful lives. She is also a coach & trainer in Conversational Intelligence, Havening Techniques, NLP, NeuroLeadership and more.  Michelle works from Hawkes Bay & Wellington, New Zealand.

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Timothea Goddard

Timothea works with individuals and groups offering psychotherapy, with a somatic, relational and attachment focus. She is the director of Openground, an Australia-wide network of clinicians and teachers offering mindfulness programs, workshops and retreats, and of the Mindfulness Training Institute, which offers mindfulness teacher training and silent retreats. She works in Bondi Junction, NSW, Australia.

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Barbara Hill

Barbara is a passionate Learning and Development Consultant, with a degree in disability. She is a certified trainer, meditation and PNT teacher. Barbara founded Keys to Resilience with a mission to strengthen the wellbeing of our health and community services professionals. She lives in Melbourne, Australia, and provides mentoring, personal and professional development, and organizational consultancy.

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Julia Kurusheva

Julia has been working with individuals and groups for over 20 years, offering coaching and training in Neurolinguistic Programming, Shamanic work, and more recently in Havening Techniques® and Positive Neuroplasticity. She supports wellbeing professionals as they help others create happier, more peaceful and more fulfilling lives. She is based in Auckland, New Zealand and works internationally.

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Megan Layton

Megan is the Director of Simply Mindful and an experienced Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), PNT, yoga and meditation teacher. She also works in private practice as a mental health social worker with individuals and groups, and has worked in leadership roles in both local and national NGO’s and community organizations. She works from Canberra, ACT in Australia.  

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Marina Mandofia-Berney

Marina is an Educational Kinesiologist and Qi-Touch Healing practitionner and teacher, with a Masters in psychotherapy and a PhD in law. She offers sessions combining body work, energy work, and talk therapy, in French and English. She incorporates PNT and the principles of Non Violent Communication into her work. She is based in Sydney, Australia, and Geneva, Switzerland.

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Catherine Robertson

Catherine is a Wellbeing and Mindfulness Coach, Meditation Facilitator, Inner Child Journey Practitioner and qualified iEQ9 Enneagram Coach. Catherine’s passion lies in coaching all levels within organizations to be their true, authentic, empowered selves at work and helping to create cultures of psychological safety to maximize wellbeing. She works from Sydney, NSW, Australia.

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Reema Shamim

Reema is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Mindfulness & Meditation teacher, Breath Coach, Face Yoga Specialist, a Human Design Specialist, and a PNT teacher. She lives in Hobart, Australia, and provides in-person and online mentoring, life coaching, personal development and trauma healing programs.

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Catherine Sherlock

Catherine is a Yoga Therapist, Mindfulness Educator, and PNT Teacher. She loves to help people develop skills and strengths to manage their vulnerabilities and challenges. In her small, intimate retreat space in the Blue Mountains near Sydney, Australia she offers classes, workshops and weekend retreats for people to pause and recalibrate, as well as programs online and in her community.

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Patrick Verryn

Patrick is an executive and organisational coach, as well as a chartered accountant. He uses evidence-based practices such as ACT and CBT, and has a special interest in neuroscience. He practices and teaches the PNT course and incorporates the fundamental learnings in his coaching. He is based in Perth, Australia.

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