Catherine Shaddix, PsyD

Catherine Shaddix has been studying Buddhism since 1991, when she began her meditation practice in Thailand. She has since studied with esteemed teachers in the Theravadan, Zen, and Tibetan lineages. She completed ngondro, the preliminary practices of Tibetan Buddhism, under the guidance of the Venerable Tsoknyi Rinpoche. She is also a long-time student of Trudy Goodman Kornfield, practicing with her since 1993.

Professionally, Catherine is a licensed clinical psychologist, working at an outpatient DBT clinic in Oakland, CA. She has also been a yoga teacher since 2000, after completing advanced training with Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor, and is currently a yoga and meditation facilitator on an NIH study examining the effects of body-based contemplative practices on adolescent depression at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. She has collaborated with the Courage of Care Coalition, offering somatic practices that support their mission of transforming racism and systemic oppression. In addition, she is working on a book about the emotional impact of living with climate change.

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