Breon MichelBreon teaches and writes about mindfulness and well-being in order to help people and families apply research-based practices that promote a deep sense of fulfillment and ease.  As a mother of two, she’s passionate about equipping mamas with resources to quiet stress, show up at their best, and support the realization of their child’s full potential.

Breon facilitates Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction courses across Phoenix, AZ. MBSR is a world-renowned course developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at U Mass Medical. She also teaches online mindfulness courses for eMindful, a leading provider of web-based mindfulness courses.

Breon spent many years facilitating resilience courses for the University of Pennsylvania’s Positive Psychology Center, including the Penn Resilience Program, which aims to train teachers, parents and school administrators in the core skills of resilience, as well as the Army’s Master Resilience Training Program, an intensive train-the-trainer course that provides Army senior leaders with tools to enhance mental and emotional strength.

Breon loves learning as much as she loves teaching. Over the last decade, she’s studied with some of the world’s leading thinkers in well-being, including Martin Seligman, Barbara Fredrickson, Bob Stahl, and Jon Kabat-Zinn. In 2008, she earned a Master’s in Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. She also completed in-depth training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at University of Massachusetts Medical under the guidance of Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli.

Breon is a true testament to the power of mindfulness in high-stress situations. After many years of confronting pressure in work and collegiate sports, she learned to use mindfulness to stay grounded and confident in the face of uncertainty, stress and incessant change. Thankfully, she had a few years of practice under her belt before becoming a mother! Motherhood gives her numerous opportunities practice what she preaches, doing her best to show up with calm, presence, and lots of self-compassion (for not always getting it right).

Breon offers programs that draw upon her personal and professional experience and honor the wisdom and potential that already exist inside of you. Breon’s deepest belief is that all beings are innately capable, whole, and wise. Yet, the stresses, demands, and expectations of modern day life make it hard to access our inherent resourcefulness. This is where I come in – to help you implement tools and practices that create the conditions for ease, wholeness, and potential to emerge.