L2B Certified Training Team

Certified L2B Trainers have met requirements to offer L2B workshops to teachers, clinicians and others. Please feel free to contact members of our team directly to discuss training for your school or group.

Patricia (Trish) Broderick, PhD

Patricia (Trish) Broderick, PhD

creator of Learning To BREATHE

Trish is the developer of L2B, a licensed clinical psychologist, certified school psychologist (K-12), certified school counselor (K-12) and a graduate of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction advanced practicum at the Center for Mindfulness at UMASS. Trish offers 3-day L2B workshops, consultation and supervision for certified trainers. More information is available in the “program developer” page.

info@learning2breathe.org

Doug Coatsworth, Ph.D.

Doug Coatsworth, Ph.D.

Certified L2B Trainer

Doug is a professor in the department of Human Development and Family Studies at Colorado State University.  His graduate training was in clinical psychology at the University of Minnesota. Since graduating, he has worked in the area of Prevention Science, designing and testing programs to develop social and emotional competence skills in children, youth and family caregivers.  His research has focused on how these programs help individuals and families build resilience to buffer and overcome various life stressors that all of us must confront. Trained initially in the practice of Kriya Yoga, he has worked the past 15 years to integrate mindfulness and compassion practices into interventions with youth and families. In addition to his research and teaching, he conducts trainings nationally and internationally in Prevention Science and evidence-based programs. Doug is a certified L2B trainer.Contact Information: Learning2Breathe@colostate.edu

Lauren Shomaker, Ph.D.

Lauren Shomaker, Ph.D.

certification pending

Lauren is a child clinical psychologist who specializes in adolescent integrative health. Dr. Shomaker is an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development & Family Studies at Colorado State University and the Department of Community & Behavioral Health at the Colorado School of Public Health. She also is Medical Staff at Children’s Hospital Colorado and a Clinical Professor in Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Dr. Shomaker has been conducting basic science and intervention research on mindfulness in adolescents since 2013. She focuses on the role and potential benefits of mindfulness training, including the Learning to BREATHE program, for adolescents who may be at risk for depression, obesity, and cardiometabolic disease. Dr. Shomaker is interested in understanding the mechanisms that underlie the distinctive benefits of mindfulness training, relative to other psychotherapeutic approaches, and also seeks to develop feasible and acceptable mindfulness-based interventions for underserved and diverse communities of adolescents and their families. L2B Trainer Certification is pending.

Contact Information:   Learning2Breathe@colostate.edu

Rachel Lucas-Thompson, Ph.D.

Rachel Lucas-Thompson, Ph.D.

Certified L2B Trainer

Rachel is an Associate Professor of Human Development & Family Studies & the Colorado School of Public Health at Colorado State University. She studies family relationships, stress, and mental health in adolescence, and currently has a K01 from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health to study mindfulness interventions in adolescence (particularly for teens from stressful homes). Dr. Lucas-Thompson is the head of the collaborative team (including Drs. Broderick and Coatsworth) to develop, refine, and test a technological supplement to Learning to BREATHE.  Rachel is a certified L2B trainer.

Contact Information: Learning2Breathe@colostate.edu

Brenda Nelson, DSW, LCSW

Brenda Nelson, DSW, LCSW

certification pending

Brenda is a certified school social worker at a Chicago suburban high school in the role of Prevention & Wellness Program Coordinator.  She has worked on a variety of multi-disciplinary teams in schools for 18 years.  Prior to school positions, she worked in hospital mental health and crisis intervention for 12 years.  Brenda’s interest in universal prevention work sharpened following a teen suicide cluster at a school where she served as a direct practice social worker.  It was during this exploration that she learned about L2B and began exploring mindfulness, both personally and professionally.  Brenda has served as a L2B teacher since 2013 and trainer since 2016.  She has presented about mindfulness with adolescents to professionals and parents both locally (Chicago area) and nationally.  Originally from Oregon, Brenda attended the University of Oregon and Wheaton College (Illinois) in her undergraduate years.  She earned her Master’s of Social Work from Loyola University Chicago, her School Leadership certification from DePaul University, and her Doctor of Social Work from George Williams College/Aurora University. L2B Trainer Certification is pending.

Contact Info:  bnelson.L2B@gmail.com

Katherine Crum, Ph.D.

Katherine Crum, Ph.D.

mindfulness teacher, advance organizer

Katherine is a qualified teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), trained at the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School. She is a member of the steering committee of the Mindfulness Meditation New York Teachers Collaborative. Katherine has worked with L2B since 2014. She offers mindfulness training for teachers in schools and other organizations to prepare them for the Learning to BREATHE workshops. She also organizes Foundation and L2B Intensive Training Workshops in the New York area.

Contact Information: kbc29@kbc29.com

Ready to Make a Change?

The complete Learning to BREATHE curriculum, including 6 and 18 session versions and free, downloadable supplementary materials, is available from New Harbinger Publications and Amazon. Individual student workbooks for the 6-session version are also available separately. The complete program is also available in Chinese from Big Apple Publishers.

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