Patti Holland, M.S., C.R.C., is assistant director for mindfulness in public health and medicine initiatives at the Mindfulness Center at Brown University. She teaches a variety of mindfulness-based programs including Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and the Science and Practice of Mindful Habit Change. Holland partners with corporate, community and healthcare organizations to implement mindfulness-based trainings and programs that are tailored to meet the organization’s unique interests and challenges.
Prior to teaching mindfulness full-time, Hollad worked for more than 30 years in the field of psychiatric rehabilitation as a clinician, nonprofit agency administrator, consultant, and in public policy as an assistant director for the New Jersey Division of Mental Health. She has been practicing mindfulness and meditation for more than 35 years and has studied meditation in ashrams in India and the United States. Sharing the transformational power of these practices that are a source of guidance and inspiration in her life is one of her greatest joys.