Welcome to the Mindfulness Research Lab

Welcome to Avila’s Mindfulness Program and Research Lab!  If you are taking our course and miss a lesson, you can view a YouTube video of the one you miss by locating it in the tab labeled Our Course.  You can download mp3s of the meditative practices or retrieve additional daily exercises by perusing the options described in the Micro-Moments tab.

Avila-Trained Mindful Wellness Instructors

  1. Regina Adams, MEd   (Senior Instructor)
  2. Dave Armstrong, MA
  3. Mary Bartnik, CPT (Senior Instructor)
  4. Nancy Bean, LCSW
  5. Jeannette Brockman, MBA
  6. Kevin Burns, CPT
  7. Elise Cretel, BA in Psychology
  8. Shawnalee Criss, BA in Psychology
  9. Shirlene Hess, LPC
  10. Lesli Hill, MS in Psychology (Senior Instructor)
  11. Joann Hinnerichs, DC
  12. Ralph Hunt, MD
  13. Nyakio Kaniu, LPC
  14. Jason Pan, MS in Counseling Psychology (Senior Instructor)
  15. Mariko Prigel, LPC  (Senior Instructor)
  16. Linda Robinson, CPT
  17. Yulonda Swanson-Moten, MFT
  18. Robin Todd, MS in Psychology (Senior Instructor)
  19. Rachel Willoughby, MS in Counseling
  20. Marlene Wine-Chase, LCSW
  21. Deb Wood-Fowler, CPT (Senior Instructor)
  22. Maria Wright, MS-candidate in Counseling Psychology
  23. Susan Wulff, LPC
  24. Samira Zaman, LPC

Publications and Presentations:

  • Hunt, M., Bowlin, S., Zaman, S., Patel, J., & Bassett, S. (2013, March). Heart health of low-income older adults in a mindfulness and physical health intervention. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Miami, FL.
  • Hunt, M., Pressman, S., Khan, C. & Burks, L. (2012, May). Limited evidence of a mindfulness     intervention affecting anxiety in a population of high-risk, low SES adolescents. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.
  • Hunt, M. (2011, April).  Mindful wellness. Paper session presented atthe annual meeting of the Missouri Medical Association in Kansas City, MO.
  • Hunt, M. (2010, August). The effects of integrating mindfulness training into a first year seminar    for high school students. Postersession presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago IL.
  • Hunt, M. (2009, June).  The effects of mindfulness interventions on well-being and personal goals. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the World Congress of Positive Psychology, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Dean, D., Butterbaugh, I., & Hunt, M. (2008, August). Mindfulness-based wellness: A pilot program on a university campus. Postersession presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.