Gina Beyer is an educator and wellness consultant with unbounded energy and love for life. Her areas of expertise include psychology, mindfulness meditation, yoga philosophy and the contemplative sciences – an emerging field of study combining neuroscience, psychology and meditation. She blends her interdisciplinary background into powerful learning experiences designed to enhance human wellbeing.
Gina earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Iowa and a Master’s degree in counseling psychology from Arizona State University (ASU). Before transitioning to private practice, she was the Director of the University College Academic Success Programs at Arizona State University.
Gina’s private practice is a personalized and experiential learning process. It explores the broad spectrum of cognitive processes that contribute to enhanced wellbeing. Her work focuses on metacognitive skill development and self-regulatory abilities, emotion regulation strategies, the effects of meditation techniques on wellbeing, and motivational factors that influence coping skills. Gina embraces an integrative approach to the study of mind and its’ practical applications.
“Mainstream Mindfulness: Myths, Truths and Surprising Secrets”
Our brain is the most important tool we use to be successful, so it needs to be sharp. How do we that? The popular answer is mindfulness. But why mindfulness? What makes it so trendy? And what’s the difference between mindfulness and meditation? Is there one? Does either actually work? If so, how exactly?
When mindfulness went mainstream, things got confusing. It raised many questions which generated a lot of misinformation. That’s a problem because without quality information it’s hard to effectively train the brain and mind.
This interactive session will dispel myths, clarify truths and reveal surprising secrets about the hottest trend in personal development. It will give you the opportunity to practice sharpening the most important tool you possess. Bring your mindfulness questions and an open-mind.