Deborah Norris, Ph.D., Founder and Executive Director of The Mindfulness Center
Deborah Norris, Ph.D., Founder and Executive Director
Dr. Norris is the Founder and Executive Director of The Mindfulness Center.
is trained extensively in mind-body therapies, ranging from traditional medical and psychotherapeutic practices to holistic and integrative therapies and lifestyle practices.
A health scientist with over 30 years of experience in research, clinical application and education, Dr. Norris brings meditation and other lifestyle wellness programs to the forefront of your health plan.
Dr. Norris has a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in psychology/ psychopharmacology, and is Adjunct Professor and Psychologist-in-Residence in the Department of Psychology at American University.
Dr. Norris teaches and conducts research in behavioral medicine, and other complementary and alternative approaches to wellbeing.
As Adjunct Professor at American University, Dr. Norris has also taught Stress Management in the Health/Fitness Department.
can help you identify the causes of stress in your life, and to gain control over stress.
Dr. Norris was previously on the faculty in the Psychiatry Department at Georgetown University Medical School, and taught research principles in psychopharmacology to the Medical residents at the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center.
Dr. Norris worked for 15 years as a health scientist specializing in neurotoxicology and environmental illnesses at the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
has studied a number of mind-body-spirit modalities.
has intensive training through the Washington Center for Consciousness Studies
in the theory and practice of Gestalt Psychotherapy and meditation.
has also trained with the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
Integrating her studies of mind and body, Dr. Norris is certified in exercise physiology by the American College of Sports Medicine and other certifying organizations.
She is an instructor for the Arthritis Foundation.
In her quest for continuing education in healing modalities, Dr. Norris is also trained and certified in a number of forms of bioenergetic healing, including Reconnective Healing (TM) with Dr. Eric Pearl.
has over thirty years of experience in health sciences, exercise and dance.
practice, Dr. Norris
integrates lifestyle elements of meditation, physical exercise, spiritual development, relaxation therapy, energy work, imagery, nutrition and herbalism for maximal health and happiness!
Working with you and your physicians, Dr. Norris
and the team members of The Mindfulness Center
can help you formulate an integrative approach to your health care.