Lauren Rubenstein serves as IMCW Family Program teacher and KM (Kalyana Mitta) facilitator for Bethesda Mental Health Professionals. She has trained with Mindful Schools, Learning to Breathe, Integrative Restoration Yoga Nidra (iRest), and has taught for MINDS Inc. and iBme.
First introduced to meditation 25 years ago, Lauren has attended numerous retreats with spiritual teachers from a variety of traditions. The teachings offered invaluable guidance throughout the challenging childrearing years, and continue to enrich her psychotherapy practice with children through adults. Lauren has trained in a broad range of mind-body and expressive modalities, including the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, Reiki, SoulCollage, and more than 300 hours of yoga teacher trainings. She considers all of these practices forms of meditation in motion.
Visiting Feelings, Lauren's first children’s mindfulness book, reflects her special interest in using mindfulness to explore difficult emotions. She has written for APA’s Magination Press blog and served as a consultant on mindfulness for children. In addition to Lauren’s outreach with children, families and school faculty throughout the DMV, she has brought mindfulness practices to communities in Haiti, Appalachia, and the Mississippi Delta.
You can contact Lauren here.