About

Kenneth Lynch - Founder & Veteran Director

Dr. John Beradino - Founder & Clinical Director

Gail Soffer - Founder & Executive Director

 

 

 


MWP Mission:

To guide veterans in mindfulness practices that empower them to

Be Free, Be Well, and Be Whole in their daily lives.

 

Be Free

Discover the tools and resources to move out of “surviving” mode and into “thriving” mode. 

Be Well

Courageously see yourself through your potential rather than through the problem or pain.

Be Whole

Empower yourself by learning to fully participate in your own healing process. 


MWP Philosophy

We support and teach an orientation to life of being with whatever is happening for you in this moment - nothing to change or do other than just be with what is. 

We encourage a turning towards the pain/trauma that you have experienced, and in that turning, beginning to see your experiences in a new way. 

We guide you in the growth process of becoming empowered by all of your experiences - past, present, and future.

Guiding Principles:

Non-Judgment
Patience
Beginner's Mind
Trust as Self-Reliance
Open-Minded Effort
Empowered Choice
Acceptance
Letting Go / Letting Be
Sense of Humor


MWP Practice

MWP defines mindfulness as the practice of paying attention to present moment experiences with openness, curiosity, acceptance, non-judgment, and compassion – a willingness to be with what is.

Mindfulness is an evidence-based therapy, an effective intervention, and a secular practice that changes your relationship to unwanted thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations. It offers the possibility of no longer reacting to them in an automatic way, but rather of having the choice and tools to skillfully respond to them with acceptance and compassion.

Our approach to mindfulness is the most simple, accessible, and effective practice that we are aware of. At its core, it simply involves bringing your attention to what is happening in the present moment ~ in a nearly endless number of ways ~ both inside (physical sensations, emotions, thoughts) &/or outside, noticing when you get distracted, and then gently bringing your attention back to where you've chosen. It can be done on the bus, in the park, in your office, or wherever you may find yourself. Come join us at upcoming Events and we will guide you in a variety of mindfulness practices.


MWP Team

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Gail Soffer

Founder and Executive Director


Charlie Pacello  

Charlie Pacello

 

Patricia Jackson-Kelley

Patricia Jackson-Kelley

Pedro de Leon. Jr.

Pedro de Leon. Jr.

Dr. Darlene Plant

Dr. Darlene Plant

  Eric Buss

 

Eric Buss

  Robin Rea, LMFT

 

Robin Rea, LMFT

Carla Cavalier, LCSW

Carla Cavalier, LCSW