BA, MA (History), B Social Work
Maggie is a mental health social worker, counsellor, and mother, and brings to teaching mindfulness a passion for the MBSR program, and a deep sensitivity and warmth. She works in private practice in the areas of anxiety, depression, trauma, loss and grief, relationships, and chronic illness. Health issues nudged her towards yoga and her first meditation retreat in 1994, however combining meditation with motherhood proved elusive until she discovered what she experiences as the more practical and holistic, mind-body approach of Jon Kabat Zinn. As well as training with Openground, her MBSR training includes extensive work with the Center for Mindfulness, UMass including the Mind-Body 7-day residential with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli and the Teacher Development Intensive in 2012.