An expert and author in the field of mindfulness and positive habit change, Hugh Byrne’s mindfulness and meditation offerings are guided by the vision of helping people shift from autopilot toward behaviors that create greater happiness and freedom of the heart. He is a senior teacher with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW) and the Garrison Institute’s Contemplative-Based Resilience (CBR) program for humanitarian aid workers responding to the refugee crisis in the Middle East and Africa.
Hugh has been practicing, teaching and guiding trainings, workshops, intensive retreats for 20 years within the U.S. and internationally. He is trained in and teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and mind-body somatic experiencing approaches to healing. Hugh earned a law degree from London University, a PhD from UCLA and worked for more than two decades in the field of human rights and social justice prior to teaching.
Hugh is the author of The Here-and-Now Habit: How Mindfulness Can Help You Break Unhealthy Habits Once and For All and Habit Swap: Trade-In Your Unhealthy Habits for Mindful Ones (April 2020).
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