Margaret Cullen is a licensed marriage and family psychotherapist and a certified mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) teacher. For more than 20 years she has pioneered bringing secular contemplative programs to a wide variety of populations.
Margaret has been a lead teacher on numerous research studies, including Cultivating Emotional Balance at University of California, San Francisco, and Mindfulness-Based Attention Training for military spouses at University of Miami.
In 2008, she developed Mindfulness-Based Emotional Balance, an evidence-based program piloted across the United States and Canada.
She has also been a facilitator of support groups for cancer patients and their loved ones for 25 years, and is currently a senior teacher at the Center for Compassion at Stanford University, where she contributed to the Compassion Cultivation Training manual.
A meditator for more than 30 years, she has written extensively on mindfulness and is coauthor of The Mindfulness-Based Emotional Balance Workbook.