Marta Patterson greatly values what mindfulness has done in her life and enjoys teaching others how to manage stress and cultivate self-awareness with what she describes as the, “Transformational practice of mindfulness”.
Marta discovered mindfulness while searching for a way to cope with being a parent to a special needs child. Her son suffered frequent life-threatening seizures and she was overwhelmed with managing his ongoing care. She felt she was living in a continuous state of anxiety and fear and her health and well-being suffered. She attended a mindfulness workshop and was impressed by the empirically supported benefits and simplicity of the practice. As she began practicing mindfulness her stress reactivity decreased. She learned to be with things with more ease, reclaim some happiness, and not worry constantly about what might happen next. This inspired her to want to teach others. Marta received her Mindfulness training from the University of California San Diego’s Center for Mindfulness and is a Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher. She currently teaches Mindful Daily Sessions at eMindful, MBSR at the UCSD Center for Mindfulness, and mindfulness workshops in corporate, healthcare, and private settings. She is a Registered Nurse with a background in oncology and research and has worked as a Behavioral Coach with an online provider of lifestyle and behavioral health solutions. She holds professional certifications as a Health and Wellness Coach, Holistic Health Practitioner, Reiki Practitioner, and Registered Yoga Teacher. Marta has a passion for the ocean and loves swimming, scuba diving and underwater photography.