Greg Serpa

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J. Greg Serpa, PhD, is a clinical psychologist for the US Department of Veterans Affairs. He is
honored to teach mindfulness to America’s veterans and is the first full-time mindfulness teacher
and trainer in the federal system. Greg teaches a national mindfulness certification program for
VA clinicians based upon his book, co-authored with Christiane Wolf, The Clinician’s Guide to
Teaching Mindfulness. He also serves on a national committee committed to addressing
healthcare disparities and the social determinates of health.

Greg is a Clinical Professor in the psychology department at UCLA and a visiting clinical
scientist at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. His published research on
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) includes improvements in anxiety, depression,
pain and other health outcomes. At the UCLA Center for the Neurobiology of Stress, Greg is part
of a team exploring the capacity for mindfulness to re-wire the brain for more peace and ease,
and alter the microbiome in the gut to improve mood and immune function. Greg and his
husband Jeff are proud parents of a baseball-loving teenager and, when not rooting from the
bleachers, Greg cares for his elderly parents in the final chapter of their life’s journey.

Events with Greg Serpa

[ON LAND] Deep Belonging: Connecting with ourselves, each other, and the natural world
April 15 - 21, 2024

A Silent Insight Meditation Retreat A 6-night silent Vipassana Meditation retreat, which meets the retreat requirements for MBSR, MSC, MMTCP and other teacher and facilitator training programs Monday, April 15th – Sunday, April 21st Registration closes April 1st at 11:59pm Pacific Time Loneliness and alienation permeate these times of political conflict, climate crisis, and social discontent. Connections to our phones and the virtual world often leads to an increased sense of isolation. And whether you are healthcare providers, family caretaker, or just a human being who feels the constant painful ruptures in the fabric of humanity, finding ways to reconnect…

[ONLINE] Deep Belonging: Connecting with ourselves, each other, and the natural world
April 15 - 21, 2024

A Silent Insight Meditation Retreat A 6-night silent Vipassana Meditation retreat, which meets the retreat requirements for MBSR, MSC, MMTCP and other teacher and facilitator training programs Monday, April 15th – Sunday, April 21st Registration closes March 31st at 11:59pm Pacific Time This retreat is available hybrid (online and in-person). To visit the in-person program page, visit here.  Loneliness and alienation permeate these times of political conflict, climate crisis, and social discontent. Connections to our phones and the virtual world often leads to an increased sense of isolation. And whether you are healthcare providers, family caretaker, or just a human…

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