Welcome to Mindfulness Trainer, PLLC
Breathing in, we calm mind-body. Breathing out, we walk a new path.
Mindfulness - our innate capacity to be non-judgmentally present, engaged and curious - offers us a way to move forward. I have found, with patient and compassionate support, we are far more capable of responding to challenges than we tend to believe. I believe we can all access a deep well of peace, wisdom and courage within. I would be honored to partner with you for a few steps on your lifelong journey.
Comments from Paul Deger's students"Paul is articulate, thoughtful, patient."
"I enjoyed Paul's trust-inspiring style and sincerity."
"His warm and gentle nature shows he's a good listener."
“Paul is exceptional at creating a very safe place to express with honesty.”
Paul Deger, MA, LPC, PT has 35 years of experience in healthcare, initially earning an undergraduate degree in physical therapy at Marquette University in Milwaukee. As a physical therapist, Paul has practiced in both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation settings, specializing in neurological disorders. He furthered his studies in motor learning and control in the graduate physical therapy program at the University of Pittsburgh.
Paul then shifted focus from physical to psychological health and completed his graduate studies at Naropa University, Boulder, earning a Master’s in Mindfulness-Based Counseling Psychology. On retreat, he has also trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli of the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and studied Buddhism and meditation in sangha with Lloyd Burton, a Dharma teacher from Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Recognizing the impact of spirituality on health, Paul studied pastoral care at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver.
He has worked with clients in hospital-based, private practice and home-based family-directed care. Paul has taught mindfulness meditation, stress management and health behavior change nationally to doctors, allied health care professionals, businesses and government agencies, as well as an invited speaker at professional conferences. Paul also has a long history as a corporate trainer, with a specialty in coaching nurses and health educators to deliver disease management and health behavior change services. Paul has designed mental wellbeing apps and multi-media psycho-educational products. He is certified in Synchronous Training as well as Performance Consulting. When not working, Paul enjoys rock climbing and vintage car shows with his son.
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