Pamela has been teaching classes on mindfulness, resilience, and self-compassion at Earth & Spirit since 2015. She helped design the year-long Mindfulness Meditation Training Program and has served on the first year of the teaching team.
Pamela is a psychologist by training. She earned a BS at Duke University, an MS at University of Pittsburgh, and a Ph.D. at Northwestern University. She completed the two-year mindfulness Teacher Training Program developed by Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield, and is currently a certified mindfulness teacher. She is a trained teacher in Mindful Self-Compassion. She also has a Community Resiliency Training Certificate from the Community Stress Prevention Center (Israel).
Pamela spent a number of years in private practice as a clinical psychologist in Chicago seeing adults and focusing on trauma, also working extensively with women in middle and upper management. Since coming to the Louisville area, she has focused on coaching, teaching, and writing in the areas of mindfulness, self-compassion, and resilience. She has taught at Earth & Spirit, Drepung Gomang Center for Engaging Compassion, as well as teaching and speaking at other locations around the country. She is the author of Mindful Resilience: Navigating the Labyrinth of Change in times of Challenge, Grief: Finding Peace, and Compassion in Leadership: A Path of Transformation. Pamela’s mindfulness experience has focused in the US Vipassana tradition, especially with Tara Brach. She has also studied and practiced other contemplative spiritual traditions, including the Yogic Path, Sufism, and Christianity and considers her ongoing meditative practice essential to her life.