Bhanu Joy Harrison, LCSW, SEP, LMT, is a UCLA- Trained Mindfulness Facilitator and Affiliate MAPs Teacher, UCLA Semel Institute, Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC). I am also a Certified Mindfulness Teacher through the International Mindfulness Teachers Association.
I offer classes and workshops on mindfulness meditation, including UCLA's well researched "Mindful Awareness Practices for Daily Living I" (MAPsI). In addition, I design workshops and classes on mindful living and ethics and body awareness tools for bodyworkers, social workers and counselors. I am also a licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Albuquerque, NM focusing on body centered and mindful approaches to trauma resolution and self regulation.
Mindfulness has been a part of my life almost all my life! I lived a contemplative life for eight years in the 1970's at the Kripalu Center for Holistic Health which, along with my family's alternative interests, influenced the direction of my life towards awareness and mindful living. Over the years, I have continued to practice mindfulness and participated in many personal and professional growth retreats. I incorporate mindfulness and holistic health skills into my somatic psychotherapy practice focusing on trauma resolution and joyful living and completed a year long training at UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center to become a UCLA Trained Mindfulness Facilitator. In addition, I hold New Mexico licenses as a Clinical Social Worker (C-05529), Registered Massage Therapy Instructor (I-64), Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT#105) and certifications as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and EMDR Therapist.
I have been an instructor at the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics since 1985 and currently teach Professional Ethics, Body-Centered Emotional Support Skills and Women's Issues. I am approved as a continuing education provider by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.
I look forward to offering you a range of classes and personalized workshops that fit your needs as an individual or organization!