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Paul Epstein, ND

Paul Epstein, ND is a Naturopathic Physician, mind-body therapist, meditation teacher and speaker. He specializes in mind-body integrative medicine and the clinical and therapeutic application and integration of mindfulness practice and Buddhist perspectives in health and healing, transforming stress, pain, and illness into a journey of self-healing and awakening. He is on the faculty of AIHM, the Association for Integrative Health and Medicine. Dr. Epstein completed the first Community Dharma Leaders (CDL) teacher training joint program of Spirit Rock and Insight Meditation Centers, trained at the Academy for Guided Imagery, and has trained in the Internal Family Systems Model of Psychotherapy, and is a certified yoga teacher. He founded and led the Insight Meditation Community of Fairfield County, and co-founded and co-directed the Israel Center for Mind-Body Medicine. Dr. Epstein leads mindful healing trainings, workshops and retreats worldwide, mentors health professionals and is in private practice. He is the author of Happiness through Meditation.

Dr. Epstein’s expertise includes extensive studies and practice in a variety of mind-body therapies:

  • Mindfulness meditation and self compassion
  • Stress reduction and cultivating resilience
  • Trauma informed/trauma sensitive care
  • Narrative medicine and how biography becomes biology
  • Buddhist psychology
  • Psychotherapy in a spiritual context
  • Internal Family System Model of Psychotherapy
  • Graduate of the 3 year Community Dharma Leader (CDL) training program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
  • Certified yoga instructor – studied with Swami Vishnu Devananda, author of Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga
  • Extensive training in clinical guided imagery. Graduate of the Academy for Guided Imagery with Martin Rossman MD
  • Student of John Wellwood, Ph.D. author of Healing Power of Unconditional Presence

Learn More About Dr. Epstein’s Approach

Formulation of my Healing Philosophy Biography | Dr. Paul Epstein
The 3 Living Questions | Dr. Paul Epstein
Illness as an Opportunity to Awaken Consciousness | Dr. Paul Epstein