Phyllis Hicks is a psychotherapist and meditation teacher. She directs the Pastoral Care and Counseling Institute, a nonprofit in Durham, NC and offers psychotherapy, mindfulness based interventions and clinical training. For twenty-five years she has melded eastern and western understandings of psychology and contemplative practice, studying with a variety of western Vipassana teachers since 1999. She participated in professional training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli. She has trained intensively with Gregory Kramer in the practice of Insight Dialogue since 2004 and teaches Insight Dialogue retreats internationally. She also trains MBSR teachers to teach an eight week course in Interpersonal Mindfulness that is based on the practice of Insight Dialogue. She is a guiding teacher for Triangle Insight and faculty for Metta Programs.
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