Since her first exposure to mindfulness, Arlene Gordon found the practices to be personally transformative. Realizing how much time is spent thinking about the past and worrying about the future was eye opening. Realizing the amount of tension carried in the body, and how so much suffering can be alleviated by changing the way we relate to it was so hopeful. She has since dedicated her professional work to sharing mindful awareness practice with others. It has been her great joy to join individuals of all ages, with all the challenges life presents, as they recognize and embrace the possibility of living with more ease, well being and joy.
Dr. Gordon received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 1988 and maintains a private practice for adults and adolescents in Summit, N.J. and on the Upper West Side of New York City. She is currently training at the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, for the treatment of trauma.... "because words are not enough!"
Arlene Gordon is a certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher. She obtained her certification after years of personal practice, experiential trainings, retreats, and supervision at the Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical Center. She has facilitated more than 30 cycles of MBSR, teaching at the Chambers Center for Well Being in Morristown, NJ and at Montclair State University.
Dr Gordon developed a mindfulness course for college students, Mindfulness: Theory and Practice, which is now part of Montclair State University's Family Science and Human Development curriculum. She completed a year long Mindful Schools intensive, focusing on mindfulness with children and adolescents. She offers Mindful Teens programs for middle and high school students which may be taken as part of a group or individually.