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Ronald D. Siegel, Psy.D.

Ronald D. Siegel, Psy.D.

Ronald D. Siegel, Psy.D. is an Assistant Professor of Psychology, part-time, at Harvard Medical School, where he has taught for over 35 years. He is a long-time student of mindfulness meditation and serves on the Board of Directors and faculty of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. He teaches internationally about mindfulness and psychotherapy and mind–body treatment, has worked for many years in community mental health with inner-city children and families, and maintains a private clinical practice in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Dr. Siegel lives in Lincoln with his wife and daughters.

Dr. Siegel is author of The Mindfulness Solution, coauthor of the self-treatment guide Back Sense, which integrates Western and Eastern approaches for treating chronic back pain, and coeditor of an acclaimed book for professionals, Mindfulness and Psychotherapy. He regularly uses the practices in this book to work with his own busy, unruly mind.


“Dr. Siegel’s presentation is one of the best workshops I have attended. He was very informative and entertaining. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to learn more about mindfulness.”
– Terri D. | Vancouver, BC | December 2 & 3, 2014

This workshop was extremely interesting and fulfilling. Although I wasn’t familiar with Ron’s work prior to the course, I instantly felt his authenticity and expertise. I have had a contemplative practice for over 20 years and I am so encouraged by the meeting of the spiritual and secular / scientific for contributing to the health and well-being of clients and professionals. With much gratitude for bringing his wisdom to Vancouver!”
– Vancouver, BC | December 2 & 3, 2014


“Excellent presentation! Enjoyed the mix of theory and practical. Appreciated the stories which brought the theoretical to life. Great overview of mindfulness and I am eager to learn more and apply personally and professionally.”
– Nadine | Vancouver, BC | December 2 & 3, 2014

“Thank you for the clear, effective teaching of mindfulness. I have learned a significant amount of DBT and Ron presented further useful information and techniques that will be very beneficial to my work as a youth and family therapist.”
Vancouver, BC | December 2 & 3, 2014


“Excellent workshop. Good mix of theoretical and experiential. Good humour and stories to illustrate issues.”
– Pat R. | Vancouver, BC | December 2 & 3, 2014

“Ron is an engaging instructor, obviously very experienced and passionate about his subject area. His approach is very motivating.”
Hilary C. | Vancouver, BC | December 2 & 3, 2014

“Ron – I loved your approach, humour and candidness. I first started to meditate 40 years ago, and have used it to ‘self regulate’ for these many decades. Very thankful that you and others have ‘legitimized’ mindfulness as an offering to clients.”
– Tom F. | Vancouver, BC | December 2 & 3, 2014


“Engaging, witty, self-deprecating, humble, but very wise to the pitfalls of therapeutic theory and its applications.”
– T. Robinson


“Wonderful, very engaging, knowledgeable and made the days fly by.”


“Appreciated the depth and breath of knowledge from which the speaker presented.”


“Ron was an interesting and dynamic speaker.  Time flew.  I will certainly use the exercises in my practice but more importantly try to implement mindfulness in my lifestyle.”
– Irene Semenuk


“Presenter is very engaging.  Discussion quite varied.  Very well organized.”


“Nice balance of humor, clarity and knowledge of information.”


“Loved his style – gentle, honest, knowledgeable.  Great sense of humour.”


“Ron is so down to earth and adds humour to his seminar.  Mixes anecdotal and life experiences with (awe-inspiring) research which compellingly aligns and demystifies the tenets and “proposed” effectiveness of mindfulness practices”.
– Alison Hoogervorst


“I found this workshop to be very inspiring on my journey to mindfulness in the education field.”


“Excellent presenter.  I really enjoyed you and enjoyed a lot.  Thank you for coming to Winnipeg.”


“Ron is very entertaining and makes the workshop fun and an enjoyable learning experience.”

“Exceeded my expectations. A wonderful blend of theory and application. So refreshing to see how mindfulness weaves through and with our clinical orientation and practice. Ron is a knowledgeable, entertaining speaker!”
– Cathleen Botten, Registered Psychologist | Banff, AB | July 15 – 17, 2015

“Dr. Siegel is an extremely skilled facilitator and I truly appreciated his sense of humour and his straightforward approach. Thanks!”

“I cannot express enough how invaluable this retreat was for me both personally and professionally. Dr. Siegel is a wonderful teacher and presenter. The all-day silent meditative practice was enormously helpful – peaceful and informational. Thank you for a wonderful experience.”
– Carol Metcalfe, B.A., M.S.W., R.S.W | Banff, AB | July 15 – 17, 2015

“Ron is such a skilled presenter and is constantly keeping us engaged and yearning for more! Loved the opportunity to experience being mindful!”
– Louise | Banff, AB | July 15 – 17, 2015

“I appreciated the combination of practice and education. Dr. Siegel was an engaging speaker that was very knowledgeable. I am very satisfied with what I have learned in the last 3 days. I believe that it will be an asset to my clinical practice.”

“I really appreciated Dr. Siegel’s breadth of knowledge. He helped us to more fully understand what mindfulness is – I didn’t realize how elementary my previous understanding was. I also really enjoyed Dr. Siegel’s humour and humility – he has an amazing ability to humanize our experiences inside and outside of theory. I thoroughly enjoyed this workshop.”
– Erin Fischer, B.A, M.Ed | Banff, AB | July 15 – 17, 2015

“Truly excellent and useful – it motivated me to practice mindfulness more intensely.”
– Marta Edgar, Ph. D, R. Pysch | Banff, AB | July 15 – 17, 2015

“Incredibly valuable workshop. Generous presenter – sharing educational material and knowledge/stories and personal experiences. Loved the personal meditation experiences as well. Thank you!”
– Barbara Morrison, MSW, RSW | Banff, AB | July 15 – 17, 2015