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Hugh Byrne

Hugh Byrne

 

Hugh Byrne, Ph.D., a guiding teacher with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, has practiced meditation for thirty years and taught mindfulness meditation since 2000. He also teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and completed a three-year training in Somatic Experiencing, a mind-body approach to healing trauma. Hugh has a law degree from London University and a Ph.D. in political science from UCLA, and worked for more than two decades in the field of human rights and social justice. He is the author of The Here-and-Now Habit and teaches classes, workshops, and retreats in the United States and internationally.

 
 
  

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Aleppo, Syria

Articles: Syrian Refugee Aid Workers Are Training in Mindfulness

By Hugh Byrne | December 15, 2016

A new program teaches humanitarian aid workers how to build resilience so they can handle the intense stress of supporting those in desperate need of help.

 

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