I am delighted to announce that Carol Hyman will be assuming the position of Executive Director. Carol is currently serving as the secretary of AMT and has been an instructor since our inception. She has been teaching mindfulness in a variety of venues over the past year and is well positioned to help us connect to a broader audience. I will continue as President and work closely with her.

This spring Carol and I will embark on a cross-country tour promoting the activities of AMT. If you know of someone we might contact, please let us know.


As I look forward to my new role, I foresee regular blog posts by myself and others to help our readers – whether you’re just beginning your training or deepening it - make the most of your mindfulness practice. Having recently read articles offering advice on how to get along with people of opposing political views – especially when holidays dictate proximity to people we may love and butt heads with – I was inspired to write about how mindfulness can help us invite the better angels of our nature to call.

To you and yours from us at Applied Mindfulness Training, best wishes for a happy holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous 2017!


Read Uniting by Inviting the Better Angels.



This work has triggered a profound transformation in my musical career. The training has helped me to see clearly the physical, mental, and emotional landscape of being a musician in my practicing, performing, and teaching. This allows me to make intelligent decisions on how to progress in a healthy and fulfilling way, and how to cultivate the same path with my students. Deep thanks and appreciation!
Musical CareerTal Varon, SaxophonistFaculty, Israel Conservatory