José Godoy is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and Mindfulness Teacher based in Asunción, Paraguay. He has been offering Mindfulness trainings in Paraguay since 2014 and he currently offers courses based on the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) programs. He also leads Mindfulness retreats, workshops, webinars and professional trainings. He has had extensive trainings to teach Mindfulness. Some of them include foundational trainings with Mindfulness Africa in South Africa, silent retreats with monastics in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, the 2017 Oxford Mindfulness Centre’s Summer School, daily online sessions with Jon Kabat-Zinn in 2020, international Mindfulness conferences and more recently the Mindful Self-Compassion Core Skills Course with Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer. His work experience includes the implementation of Mindfulness Based Programs in local hospitals, schools, universities, companies, governmental institutions, professional associations, NGOs, sports centers, and private trainings. Moreover, José has been offering Mindfulness teacher’s trainings for people in fields such as psychology, education and medicine who are interested in becoming Mindfulness instructors. Besides this job, José also offers private psychological sessions. He is also the founder of Mindfulness Paraguay and cofounder of the Paraguayan Mindfulness Association. Both Mindfulness Paraguay and the Paraguayan Mindfulness Association pursue the mission of promoting Mindfulness in the country and make it more accessible to people who might benefit from it regardless of ability to pay. In order to fulfil this mission, he also offers free trainings and scholarships. In this regard, José has been offering in site Mindfulness trainings for parents of children living with multiple disabilities since 2014. Moreover, he has facilitated talks and workshops free of charge in public schools, universities, hospitals, rehabilitation centers and foundations reaching different groups, such as doctors, nurses, students, teachers and patients living with chronic diseases.

This profile was last updated on June 1, 2023

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