Thomas Bien Ph.D

Dr. Bien is a licensed psychologist, author, and mindfulness teacher.  In addition to his doctorate in psychology, he also holds a masters degree in theology from Princeton Theological Seminary.  He has been a life long student of Asian spirituality and meditation and is a former United Methodist pastor. His psychology background includes extensive clinical practice and research in the field of addictive behavior.  He conducts workshops on Mindful Living and is author of :

Mindful Recovery: A Spiritual Path to Healing From Addiction,

Finding the Center Within: The Healing Way of Mindfulness Meditation,

Mindful Therapy: A Guide for Therapists and Helping Professionals

The Buddha's Way of Happiness: Healing Sorrow, Transforming Negative Emotion, and Finding Well-being in the Present Moment

and is co-editor of Mindfulness and the Therapeutic Relationship.