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Jessica Waters
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Mindfulness helps us dive deep and find sanctuary in our process of creating. I've been a practitioner of Transcendental Meditation for over 20 years, studied Pranayama and Primordial Breathwork and Meditation at the Chopra Center and am trained in Isha Kriya, iRest, Yoga Nidra, Taoist meditation, Metta and moving meditations along being trained in John Kabat Zinn's Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindful Schools. I have also participated in trainings with Tara Brach, Jack Kornfield, Pema Chodron, Thich Nhat Hahn, Pri Shabda Kahn, Yogi Bahjan and Sadhguru. I am a certified mindfulness practitioner, a master mindfulness and meditation teacher, a Therapeutic Art and Mindfulness and Meditation Life Coach, expressive arts therapist and meditative artist. I am a Registered Psychotherapist in Colorado, Licensed Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist, Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (Adult, Child Adolescent, Family and addictions based). I provide workshops throughout the Midwest on social emotional learning in the arts, teacher self care, trauma basics, stress management, trauma informed classrooms to school, non profits and church congregations building resilience. I facilitate alternative addictions recovery and grief groups that includes secular and Christian philosophy, Buddhist based 8 step programs, faith based and strength based counseling and mindfulness practices. The purpose of my custom designed programs for individuals and support groups are to help you stabilize, restore, and optimize your physical, mental and emotional health.
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Kansas City, MO
United States
Mindfulness Based, Trauma Informed Expressive Arts Therapist and Founder of Mindfulness Based Creative Arts Institute
Registered Psychotherapist, Missouri Prevention Specialist, Missouri Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Certified Mindfulness Practitioner
3 years
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
MBSR, MBAD, MBCT, Mindful Schools, primordial breathwork from the Chopra Center

I have gone through MBSR training 3 times in the past 2 years, have completed Mindfulness and Meditation Life Coach Training, Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher Training, MBCT, MBAD, training in primordial breathwork from the Chopra Center, online trainings with Tara Brach, Thich Nhat Hahn, Sharon Salzberg, Sufi Breathwork, Yoga Nidra, Pranayama. I am the founder, owner, trainer and therapist at Mindfulness Based Creative Arts Institute where I teach mindfulness and trauma informed ways of being for therapeutic art practitioners, teachers, parents and mindfulness for kids. I have extensive training in mindfulness for kids, have taught this for the past 10 years and use affirmations and gratitude practices with my models for expressive arts therapy and trauma sensitive mindfulness based classrooms.

Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness, Open Path Psychotherapy Collective

Mindfulness for Anxiety, Mindfulness and Grief, Mindfulness and Addiction, Stress, Well-Being and Mindful Schools.

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