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Paulette is a Certified Mindful Self-Compassion teacher, trained through the Center for Self-Compassion at the University of California at San Diego with founders of the MSC program, Kristen Neff and Christopher Germer. She is also a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher, trained through the Center for Mindfulness at University of Massachusetts Medical School, with Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program, and colleagues. Paulette is a founding member of the Ann Arbor Center for Mindfulness, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Currently, she teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), and leads a weekly drop-in meditation group in the Ann Arbor area May through April . She leads Days of Mindfulness (one-day retreats) and workshops on Mindfulness at Work throughout the state. During the winter she teaches Mindful Self-Compassion and leads a weekly meditation group in Bonita Springs, Florida (near Naples).
Paulette is Professor Emeritus of Interpersonal Communication at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan, retiring after thirty years of full-time teaching and six years of serving as Humanities Department Chair. She continues to teach Family Communication online, a course which she developed for the college and designed for teaching as distance learning. She is an experienced educator, and teaching mindfulness is her passion.
She is a wife and mother and has two fun-loving Havanese dogs.