Janet Curry, MA, MSt, LPC, offers counseling, mindfulness coaching, and Mindfulness-Based Training Programs
from Durango, Colorado, training students from all over the country and globe. Janet is an experienced Licensed Professional Counselor; she received her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Seattle University and her BA from Williams College. An ardent mindfulness practitioner, teacher, and student of Mindfulness-Based Programs, in 2018 Janet completed a second Master’s degree program in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, from which she graduated with the highest mark of ‘Distinction.’
Janet is certified as a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher by the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness (CFM), and is a Certified MBSR Teacher Trainer with the CFM and the Mindfulness Center at Brown University (MC@B). She joins the exceptional team at Brown University’s School of Professional Studies to train new MBCT teachers through their MBCT Teaching Certificate Program.
Trauma treatment is an area of personal passion and expertise. Janet is fully trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing), and has twice completed the Certificate Program in Traumatic Stress Studies with the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute led by world-renowned trauma expert Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, MD. She has also completed the 1st year of training in Somatic Experiencing, a somatic treatment approach for resolving trauma. She brings her expertise in Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness to the community through presentations and workshops.
Before moving to Durango and opening Stillpoint in 2006, Janet began her work at a Seattle community mental health clinic. Since then, she has supported clients coping with a wide variety of mental/emotional and physical health challenges and conditions, including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, cancer, and other forms of chronic and acute illness. She has taught over 40 Mindfulness-Based courses (MBSR & MBCT) in person and online, to students ranging in age from 21 to 84.
Janet began her first-person investigation of meditation at age 16 when she enrolled in a course in Transcendental Meditation in her hometown of Kansas City. Ten years later, she fell in love with yoga, as well as the Japanese martial art of Aikido and sword training. Soon after reading Jon Kabat-Zinn’s book on MBSR, “Full Catastrophe Living,” she began the practice of mindfulness meditation. Her work today emerges directly from four decades of personal practice, investigation, and study, as well as the privilege of offering these practices to others. Her daily teachers include her two children, ages 21 and 26, her husband of 27 years, and the newest member of the family: Sammie the Rescue Pup.
Participating in counseling can be a transformative means of becoming more aware of who you actually are, what you love most, and how to live more out of what’s deepest and best in you.
Explore the variety of courses Janet offers with Stillpoint Mindfulness, including MBSR, MBCT, MBSR Teacher Training, Mindfulness Mentoring, and much more.