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Dr. Michael Healy

Ed.D.

Biography

Dr. Michael  HealyMike Healy, Ed.D. has practiced meditation for 43 years, 35 years of which has been Mindfulness Meditation, and has taught Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction programs since 1999 at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education, Athens Regional Medical Center's Mind Body Institute, and currently through the Loran Smith Center, Piedmont Athens Regional, Athens, Georgia. Healy is certified to teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) by the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He participated in this several year certification program, Oasis, under the direction of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder, and Dr. Saki Santorelli, director. Healy continues to further his training through attending multi-day mindfulness meditation retreats, workshops, and conferences. He is also a certified Integral Hatha Yoga instructor, RYT200. Healy completed a doctorate in Adult Education at The University of Georgia, studying The Insight (Vipassana) Meditation Transformational Learning Process: A Phenomenological Study (2001). Mike lives in Athens Georgia with his wife Kathy and two cats Bennie and Henri.

Education

Mike Healy, Ed.D. has practiced meditation for 34 years, 25 years of which has been Mindfulness Meditation, and has taught this program for several years at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education and at Athens Regional Medical Center?s Mind Body Institute. Healy is certified to teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) by the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He participated in a seven-day professional training program under the direction of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder, and Dr. Saki Santorelli, director of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Clinic (MBSR) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and he has completed the Teacher Development Intensive there. Healy continues to further his training through attending multi-day mindfulness meditation retreats and conferences and is a certified Integral Hatha Yoga instructor. Healy completed a doctorate in Adult Education at The University of Georgia, studying the mindfulness meditation as a transformational learning process.