CHRISTINE DAWKINS, a bilingual licensed marriage and family therapist, received an MA in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco and received her certification as a mindfulness facilitator from UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC). An ordained lay member of Thich Nhat Hanh’s Order of Interbeing, she has been studying and teaching mindfulness and compassion since 1995. She has been working for Ventura County Behavioral Health over the last 5 years where she provides bilingual (English/Spanish) mindfulness-based psychotherapy to a wide range of under-served clients. She also offers a mindfulness and compassion approach to transformation and healing to private clients in the counties of Santa Barbara and Ventura.