MBSR Master Teachers
Below is an alphabetical listing of all the master teachers who lead the MBSR courses at Copper Beech. To view upcoming courses or other programs for a particular teacher click the View Bio > link.
Anne Dutton, LCSW, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, is a psychotherapist, mindfulness and meditation instructor, yoga therapist, and published Buddhist scholar. She teaches the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course at the Copper Beech Institute and the Yale Medical School, Department of Psychiatry. She has a private integrative psychotherapy practice in New Haven, CT and is the Director of Mindfulness Education at the Yale Stress Center.
Sharon is an inspiring international speaker on mindfulness, stress reduction and well-being. Her integration of life experience and dedication to lifelong learning provides a unique blend of wisdom, sensitivity, humor and passion.She is trained in the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program and completed the practicum at University of Massachusetts Medical School Center for Mindfulness. Sharon teaches self-care to physicians and facilitates mindfulness programs nationally and internationally.
Kate Mitcheom, MSN, CNM, RYT, has been practicing meditation since 1991 and teaching meditation since 1995. In 1996, she founded the MBSR program at the Fair Haven Community Health Center in New Haven, Conn., where she teaches meditation to pregnant women and their partners and patients with chronic and life-threatening illnesses.
Tracey Sondik, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who works in both hospital and private practice settings. She completed the MBSR professional training at the UMass Medical School Center for Mindfulness under the direction of Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., and Saki Santorelli, Ed.D, and has been teaching MBSR for the past 8 years in hospitals, outpatient clinics, and yoga studios.
Amanda Votto is a mindfulness teacher trained at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center for Mindfulness. She has extensive experience with mindful meditation, including leading a weekly meditation group, mindful parenting courses, and her own blog, www.divinewithin.me. Amanda is a practicing physician assistant in cardiology and her particular areas of interest include mindful parenting, education and mindfulness in the healthcare setting.