Valley Mindfulness offers Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) and related mindfulness programs to groups, organizations, and individuals throughout western Massachusetts and globally through the Internet.
Valley Mindfulness Teachers:
David Spound, M.Ed., founded Valley Mindfulness in 2006. He is certified as a teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC).
David was certified as a teacher of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) by the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at UMass Medical School in Worcester, the organization founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., who originally created the MBSR course.
David worked at the UMass Center for Mindfulness from 2006–2013 where he served as a member of the MBSR teaching staff and coordinated the MBSR teacher training and certification program ("Oasis").
David was certified as a teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), by the Center for Mindfulness at the University of California San Diego — the official training program of the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion (the organization founded by the co-creators of MSC: Christopher Germer, PhD, and Kristin Neff, PhD).
In addition to teaching MBSR and MSC, David develops and delivers mindfulness-based education and training programs for local educational institutions and businesses and he enjoys teaching online for those who live at a distance or who are unable to attend local classes.