Carolyn Hobbs

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As author, therapist, teacher and workshop leader, Carolyn Hobbs has worked with clients, couples, and workshop students for over 30 years. As a licensed marriage and family therapist with a master’s degree in humanistic psychology, Carolyn blends her two lifelong passions — Buddhist meditative wisdom and body-centered therapy — into 10 heart powers easily integrated into busy lives by people of all faiths.

In 2004, Hobbs began teaching “Everyday Joy” workshops each spring at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in the San Francisco Bay Area and offering professional therapist trainings at U.S. Journal’s annual Self and Family Conferences in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Previously, she was a visiting professor at Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado and Ft. Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. Excerpts and reviews of her first book, “JOY, No Matter What” (2005) appeared in many magazines and professional journals.

Certified since 1992 as a body-centered therapist, Hobbs has studied breathwork, consciousness and meditation for many years. She works with clients nationally from her home base in Durango, Colorado.


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