Amy Gross has been practicing mindfulness meditation since l994, sitting many retreats at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, including two 3-month retreats, and at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA. A magazine writer and editor, she last served as editor in chief of “O, The Oprah Magazine” before retiring to devote herself to practice and teaching MBSR. She remains awed by the course as a brilliant way to retrain our minds, to free us from the kind of reactions that make for stress and suffering.
She completed the Professional Training workshop led by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD., and Saki Santorelli, Ed.D, Exec. Director of the UMass Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, as well as the MBSR practicum at the Center for Mindfulness in Worcester, MA., and CFM’s Teacher Development Intensive. She teaches groups as well as individuals.
A long-time advocate of empowering individuals to participate in their own health care, she co-authored two books on women’s health: Women Talk About Breast Surgery, from Diagnosis to Recovery and Women Talk About Gynecological Surgery. She is a contributing editor at “Tricycle, The Buddhist Review.”