Mindfulness-based counseling, MBSR/MBCT, mindfulness consulting, trainings, and retreats
Trish Magyari, MS, CGC, MS, LCPC, NCC, RYT-200 is a mindfulness-based psychotherapist, senior mindfulness and MBSR teacher/researcher/retreat leader, LifeForce yoga practitioner and genetic counselor based in Baltimore, MD, specializing in grief, adaptation to illness/disability, and trauma. She has a Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling (1981), a second Master’s in Clinical Community Counseling (JHU, 2009), and is a licensed professional counselor in the State of Maryland. She has 40 years of meditation experience, has taught the MBSR 8-week series more than 65 times, and is trained in MBSR, MBCT and mindfulness-based psychotherapy.
First trained in MBSR in 1987, she completed the UMASS MBSR Teacher Development Intensive, their highest level of training, in 2000; since then she has developed curriculum for and facilitated MBSR groups in 9 successful clinical trials at NIH, Johns Hopkins Hospital, and University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine. These studies documented MBSR as being potentially helpful for persons with chronic pain due to hereditary connective tissue disorders, for persons with arthritis, for at-risk adolescents, for adolescents who are HIV positive, and for women with complex PTSD due to childhood sexual trauma. She is currently the interventionist in an NIH funded study for those with chronic migraines, at Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital.
Trish has recently writen a book chapter, "Teaching mindfulness to women with complex trauma" in Mindfulness-Oriented Interventions for Trauma: Integrating Contemplative Practices (Guildford Press, Jan 2015). http://www.guilford.com/books/Mindfulness-Oriented-Interventions-for-Trauma/Follette-Briere-Rozelle-Hopper/9781462518586/contents. Please contact Trish for published results of these studies or the book chapter. A second chapter, "Trauma-Informed Mindulness" has been accepted for publication in a book on cultural compentencies for MBSR teachers, edited by Don McCown, slated for a 2016 publication date.
Trish has been offering professional trainings in mindfulness-based therapies, including a practicum, apprenticeship and supervision since 2004. Nearly 100 professionals have completed her 48 hour professional practicum in mindfulness-based therapies. Since 2009, Trish has been teaching the mindfulness component to first year medical students at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in the required Integrated Medicine course. She has also taught the MBSR course twice at the JH School of Nursing, as well as a practicum in mindfulness-based therapies for nursing faculty.
As a genetic counselor, Trish focuses on grief counseling, helping families and individual's adapt to chronic health conditions, and facilitating decision-making regarding genetic conditions and/or genetic testing in her private practice, now in Mt Washington. In addition, from 1997 - 2013 she trained Master's level genetic counseling students in psychosocial counseling skills, grief counseling, disability awareness, self-awareness, and self-care through the NIH/JHU Genetic Counseling Training Program as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society at the JHU Bloomberg School Of Public Health.
Besides Trish's academic credentials, she has studied both Eastern and Western forms of contemplative practice since adolescence and has been a longtime student of mind-body medicine. She has extensive training in many forms of meditation, yoga, guided imagery/visualization, bio-energetics, chanting, and authentic movement. Trish completed the LifeForce Yoga Level 1 Practitioner training in January 2011 and completed the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program at Baltimore Yoga Village in 2012. She is a practicing Quaker as well as a teacher with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW) through which she has led a weekly Insight Meditation/mindfulness practice group for nine years as well as local retreats. Trish herself has completed over 20 5-day or longer retreats, including two six-week retreats (1995, self-retreat and 2007, IMS). Retreat teachers include Tara Brach, Jack Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein, Sylvia Boorstein, Sharon Saltzberg, Larry Rosenberg, Ajahn Amaro, Lama Surya Das, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Jon Kabat-Zinn and Thich Nhat Hanh--who gave Trish the dharma name "Reverent Teaching of the Heart".
In collaboration with Diane Reibel, PhD, Trish has been leading retreats and trainings specifically for MBSR/MBCT teachers and others involved in bringing mindfulness into the world since 2004. Their successful year-long program, The Mindful Journey, supports other MBSR teachers, classroom teachers, doctors, nurses and therapists to deepen their practice both for themselves and in their work with others and is a model for this type of long-term training. The Mindful Journey includes two weekend retreats, bi-monthly day-long retreats, bi-monthly small group gatherings, weekly "buddy" meetings, and seven individual sessions with one the two teachers.
Trish and Diane also lead targeted retreats for women, including their April 2011 weekend mindfulness retreat for "Women Touched by Cancer". This retreat was for women diagnosed with cancer, women who are care-givers to persons with cancer, as well as women from hereditary cancer families.
During her year-long internship in mindfulness-based psychotherapy (under the supervision of Margaret Chesney, PhD) at University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine, Trish worked intensively with both individuals and groups with chronic health concerns using approaches steeped in positive psychology and mindfulness-based psychotherapy. She has adapted the MBSR course to be applicable to persons with chronic pain issues, for teens, and for those who have PTSD and trauma histories, presenting her work at the annual UMASS MBSR conference on these and other topics.
In 2013, Trish was the Director of the Joy Wellness Center at Shepherds Clinic, a component of Union Memorial Hospital. There she oversaw the programming and operations of this large wellness center for an uninsured urban community in Baltimore City, as well as taught MBSR, Life Force Yoga, chair yoga, stress reduction classes and smoking cessation courses. Trish supervised and managed over 20 volunteer integrative health practitioners (acupuncture, massage, yoga, nutrition, organic gardening), a volunteer adminstration staff of over 25 and a full-time admin. assistant.
In the winter of 2015, Trish is a currently a co-creator and faculty of the 8-month mindfulness-based program, Sacred Journey: Being Present with Aging, Illness and Dying/Death (IMCW); in private practice offering individual and group mindfulness-based therapy and MBSR; supervising local mindfulness-based therapists and MBSR teachers-in-training; leading a 12-session MBSR intervention at JHMI for persons with migraines in an NIH funded study using a curriculum she developed; developing a mindfulness-based intervention for mothers of infants in the NICU at JHMI; teaching in the required Integrative Medicine course for first-year medical students at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; teaching a weekly drop-in mindfulness meditation class (ave. attendance 25 - 35) and a weekly drop-in LFY class; and completing a chapter on Trauma-Informed Mindfulness for teachers of mindfulness-based interventions. For the 4th year in a row, Trish will be part of the meditation teaching staff at the Omega Institute where she will lead daily mindfulness meditation classes in the Sanctuary, mindfulness workshops for staff, and intro classes to participants in their Rest and Relaxation program.
Trish delights in helping others to increase their sense of wholeness and well-being in the world, and to find peace and contentment in the midst of life’s difficult challenges. Please contact her for further information and availability to help you reach your personal or professional goals.