Doug Pullin has been teaching mindfulness meditation since 1996, and practicing meditation for over 30 years. In 2008 Doug completed the Spirit Rock sponsored two and half year Community Dharma Leader Training with Tara Brach and James Baraz. More recently he has been a student of Mathew Flickstein and his non-dual teaching. Doug’s teaching is an integration of Western psychology, neuroscience, Eastern spiritual practices, mindful attention to life, and compassionate engagement in the world. Doug’s focus is on practices that lead directly to freedom from suffering, awakening joy, and deepening compassion.
Doug has a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology, and Masters in Social Work. He has also received training in Nonviolent Communication, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Hakomi Body Centered Therapy, EMDR, Psychodynamic therapy, Narrative Therapy, Systemic Family Therapy, Dialectal Behavior Therapy, Interpersonal Neurobiology and neuroscience research, In addition to teaching meditation Doug offers mindfulness based psychotherapy and consultation in private practice. Doug also works as a consultant in the non profit social service field.