Cassandra Vieten, PhD

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Cassandra Vieten, PhD is a psychologist and mind-body medicine researcher. She completed her post-doctoral training at the University of California, San Francisco, then worked as a Scientist at California Pacific Medical Center, and is now the President of the Institute of Noetic Sciences and a Visiting Scholar at UC San Diego. She has developed and pilot tested mindfulness training programs for people recovering from addictions and pregnant women at risk for postpartum depression, has studied the effects of transformative experiences and spiritual practices on well-being, and has published dozens of peer-reviewed academic journal articles. She is an internationally recognized keynote speaker and workshop leader, and has published three books including Living Deeply: The Art and Science of Transformation in Everyday Life (New Harbinger/Noetic Books); Mindful Motherhood: Practical Tools for Staying Sane During Pregnancy and Your Child's First Year (New Harbinger Publications); and Spiritual and Religious Competencies in Clinical Practice: Guidelines for Psychotherapists and Mental Health Professionals (New Harbinger Publications).
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