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Makiko is a teacher in training in both MBSR and MSC. Born in Japan, she lived in San Francisco, C.A. and Portland, OR for more than a decade. After working in different education fields, Makiko completed the comprehensive training and certification process in Hakomi, Mindfulness-Centered Somatic Psychotherapy at M.E.T.A. Institute in OR. She started private practice offering mindfulness & compassion-based counseling for individuals from different backgrounds. Makiko also facilitated mindfulness-based support groups and taught mindfulness classes for women and children of Japanese community in Portland. Makiko currently lives in Japan, offering counseling for individuals and couples, and also teaching mindfulness and self-compassion classes in person and online.
Makiko Matsumoto is a Teacher-in-Training and will be undergoing supervision throughout their first 8-week MSC course in order to meet the pre-requisites to be designated a Trained MSC Teacher.