Carole Trépanier is a qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor who has received her training through the Oasis Institute, Centre for Mindfulness (CFM), University of Massachusetts Medical School. This qualification includes trainings with Saki Santorelli (Executive Director, CFM), Florence Meleo-Meyer (Director, Oasis Institute) and other MBSR first generation teachers.
Carole continues to receive training and mentorship from senior teachers Lynn Koerbel (Director, MBSR Teacher Education and Curriculum, CFM) Judson Brewer (Director of Research, CFM), Bob Stahl and Caroline West.
In addition to her MBSR training, Carole has 18 years of meditation experience as a Buddhist practitioner. She has completed several 4-month and shorter silent meditation retreats.
Carole Graduated magna cum laude in psychology at the University of Ottawa and continued her studies within the research stream at the Master and Doctoral level studying the effects of the MBSR protocol on brain structure and function. Subsequently, Carole transitioned into the Master of Arts degree in Counseling, Psychotherapy and Spirituality at Saint Paul University.
Professionally, Carole enjoys working under the supervision of Dr. Kimberly Sogge at Sogge and Associates Psychology for Health and Performance. Carole’s belief is that when one is met with genuine empathy, respect and support, the human spirit can thrive in the face of adversity and challenging life events. Indeed adversity might even be understood and reframed as an opportunity for tremendous inner and outer growth. The underlying constant in her gentle and joyful therapeutic and teaching approaches is her unwavering presence with clients and students alike as they work together to foster the necessary attitudes, perceptions and conditions for wellbeing, happiness and deep inner peace.