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Cassondra Graff is a Certified Instructor of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). She holds a Certificate of Competence in Teaching MBSR, Proficient/Advanced via MBI TAC, from Bangor University.
Cassondra taught at the University of California at San Diego Center for Mindfulness and is the founder of the Speakers Bureau.
She teaches MBSR for a long-range National Institutes of Health (NIH) research study through UCSD evaluating the potential benefits of mindfulness in the senior aging process.
Cassondra works closely with the the non-profit Center for Mindful Self-Compassion, CMSC, and has developed the role of Self-Compassion Mentor for both General Mentor Groups and Affinity Groups; creating ethical, inclusive and compassionate guidelines to serve participants of MSC and Self-Compassion programs.
Cassondra received her Master’s degree from Columbia University in New York and is a licensed psychotherapist in California.
With over 22 years of experience as a mental health practitioner she also mentored therapists for the California state licensing exam.
Cassondra's work as a mental health professional transformed over the years, becoming mindfulness and compassion based.
She offers Mindfulness and Compassion Training in the USA and worldwide, and is currently based in Arizona.
When asked why she does this work, she replied “I cannot, not do this work. It is tied to the way I live, truths I cannot deny. It is a joy to witness us humans discover our own strengths and capacities, and in this, become more alive and thrive!".
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Mindfulness and Compassion Workshops/Trainings /Retreats, One-On-One