Florence Meleo-Meyer, MS, MA, LMFT, serves as Global Ambassador to the MBSR Affiliates world-wide at the Mindfulness Center, Brown University. She has trained Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teachers and teacher trainers for more than 20 years. As former director of Oasis Institute, for Professional Education and Training at the Center for Mindfulness, she engaged with and supported the development of thousands of MBSR teachers globally. Over many years, she directly trained MBSR teacher trainers, and was director of the Train the Trainer program.
Serving as Global Ambassador to the MBSR Affiliates worldwide, she is inspired by the potential of MBSR to impact global health and well-being when taught by teachers trained with rigor, depth, and cultural sensitivity. With equal focus on the refinement of teaching skills, attitudes, and knowledge, the heart of her work attends to the cultivation of the deepest understanding of MBSR as a path of love, healing, and transformation. She has been a leading contributor to the development of best practices for teacher training in the growing field of MBSR and MBIs.
For more than four decades, Florence has taught mindfulness and meditation to clinical populations, and to professionals in the fields of medicine, psychology, education, and business. Having trained in MBSR directly with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli, she leads MBSR Insight retreats internationally and cultivates deeper understanding of the essence of MBSR within the non-dual experience of silent meditation practice while supporting the integration as a whole life approach.
She studied Siddha meditation with meditation masters S. Muktananda and S. Chidvilasananda in India and the United States, and directed a Siddha meditation center for nine years. She has been a student of Insight meditation for more than 20 years, and is a senior Insight Dialogue teacher, trained by Gregory Kramer. She leads Insight Dialogue meditation retreats in the United States and abroad.
A licensed family therapist, she holds degrees in education and psychology.