WHY IMAGINE EXISTS
A Worldwide NGO
Our Purpose ~ Our Plan ~ Our People ~ Our Participants
"Imagine's MBSR course is a fantastic program that has something for everyone. Stress reduction and living in the moment has been one key to unlocking my inner child. I am no longer afraid of everything and am learning to be nonjudgmental and kinder to myself, as well."
"Not only is the evidence-based curriculum outstanding, but the instructors are among the most knowledgeable, compassionate, and committed people I’ve ever met - it’s clear from the start that they strive to enable students to benefit fully from the program. "
"This class helped to put me on the path to developing mindfulness in my daily life. Peace and calm take over in the midst of a crazy world. I looked forward to each class and left renewed in body, mind and spirit."
Instructor, Interim Executive Director, and Founder
Heart arrhythmia, anxiety, and a racing mind were my reward for 45 years of a driven, stressful lifestyle. Medication did little to help, but MBSR changed this. I practice MBSR for focus, relaxation, and awareness. I teach MBSR so that others, especially those under 40, may learn to live more skillfully and with ease.
Merel De Boer
Certified MBSR Instructor, Secretary, and Founder
When I was in my late 20s, working as a social psychologist, training companies, and living live as was expected to be seen as ‘successful’, I realized this was not MY life. Mindfulness has given me the insights to learn about myself, to truly listen to and trust myself and plot my own path. I enjoy teaching MBSR and in doing so helping others navigate their own personal journey to learn about themselves.
While working in the sustainability field, I realized that change will only be possible with increased awareness of self and the world around us. Coming back to my roots in counseling psychology, I co-founded Imagine because MBSR’s groundedness offers both a professional and a personal framework to develop this much needed skill. I’m passionate about inspiring people to become and embrace their very best self.
Yoga and MBSR Instructor, President, and Founder
There was a point when I felt lost in today’s never resting, fast world and I sought for alternatives. My journey to living slower and closer to myself has begun - and thanks to IM’s MBSR course I discovered the key importance of awareness in daily life. I feel grateful being part of Imagine Mindfulness and sharing the positive experience with new people, helping them be happier in their lives.
MBSR Instructor, Certified Mindfulness Instructor, Board Member, and Founder
An engineer turned MBA turned consultant, I was perhaps doing well on most metrics except one - happiness. And so I quit, to search for answers. I was fortunate to stumble upon mindfulness - a scientific bridge that helped me unlock a deeper meaning to life. Serving the world through spreading mindfulness unconditionally, especially in the education space, is something that helps me realize my own happiness.
Dr. Ann Tommaney
Psychologist (Phd) in Residence
I earned my degree in Clinical Psychology in 2017 and my dissertation, Exploring the Role of Mindfulness in Treating Substance Abuse and Managing Positive Psychotic Symptoms, addressed bringing mindfulness practices to those who struggle with multiple challenging issues. Currently, as an early career psychologist, I am pleased and very grateful to consult with the Imagine Mindfulness team to help bring the benefits of MBSR to more people in diverse communities.
Administrative and Research Assistent
At 26 years of age and 5 years into a successful career, I came to the realization that I had been extremely unhappy, lost with my identity, and unsure of what direction I wanted to steer my life. My aunt recommended I enroll in this MBSR course to tap into myself and the beautiful world around me. Since Imagine came into my life, I have become proud of the woman I am. I hope to continue my work with this incredible team and spread mindfulness to others who may benefit from its practice.
Meditation Arts Instructor
As an artist and art teacher, I am passionate about mindfulness. In both my teaching and in my personal meditation practice I use intuitive art, Neurographic Art (Specialist in Neurographica), and Zentangle (Certified Zentangle Teacher). My teaching style is free-flowing, creative, non-judgemental, accessible, and inclusive. I believe that movement is medicine and that everything you need is already inside of you. I am dedicated to making a difference in people's lives through healing practices that connect the mind, body, breath, and creativity.
Senior Teacher, Institute for Mindfulness-Based Approaches
Certified MBSR Teacher, University of Massachusetts
Founder, Present Moment Mindfulness
"Imagine Mindfulness has created a comprehensive and effective Live Online MBSR program, delivered by well-trained, Certified MBSR Teachers, that doesn't compromise on participant outcomes. This nonprofit is living the intention of providing relief to the stressors in daily life through mindfulness at a fraction of the cost of other organizations, allowing everyone who wants to take the program to do so with confidence in the quality of the teachers and training they'll receive."