Anna Smyth is a mindfulness consultant, coach and instructor. She works with companies, nonprofits and government agencies to improve physical, mental and social health outcomes using evidence-based mindfulness techniques. She holds a Master's degree in Health Promotion and Education and has been trained as a Qualified Instructor of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through UMass Medical School. Anna has been practicing mindfulness for over 10 years including several 10-day silent meditation retreats. Her practice has been her key support in navigating two decades of chronic pain, two major depressive episodes and the daily stressors of life. She cherishes every opportunity to share the practice and its research base with others.