Roger Nolan has been engaging in the introspective practices of meditation and yoga since 1973. He has been practicing mindfulness since 1997 and has taught mindfulness since 2002.
Currently, Roger has a Doctor of Psychology degree from California Southern University (Summa Cum Laude), MA in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Mindfulness Teacher – Professional Level, International Mindfulness Teachers Association. Certified in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) through the UCSD Mindfulness Professional Training Institute. Professor at Antioch University Los Angeles in the Master of Arts Psychology Department. Roger is a mindfulness-based psychotherapist in private practice, specializing in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for emotional issues, such as depression and anxiety. He helped to develop Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) for addictive behaviors. Roger lives in the Southern California area, and is a member of the adjunct faculty at Antioch University, Los Angeles where he teaches the adaptation of mindfulness in clinical practice in the Master of Arts Psychology program.
As a lifelong anxiety sufferer, Roger describes his mindfulness practice as having helped him to unplug from catastrophic thoughts about the future and to return to the reality of the present moment. Despite still getting anxious, Roger now feels he has the ability to neutralize anxiety almost instantly. During the years he has taught these mindfulness practices to his students and therapy clients, he has personally witnessed countless individuals cultivate these same coping skills.
Roger describes himself as an accomplished ukulele player.