Diana Winston

Director of Mindfulness Education, UCLA Semel Institute’s Mindful Awareness Research Center

Diana Winston is Director of Mindfulness Education at UCLA Semel Institute’s Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) and co-author, with Susan Smalley PhD, of Fully Present, the Science, Art and Practice of Mindfulness. Called by the LA Times “one of the nation’s best-known teachers of mindfulness,” she has taught mindfulness since 1999 in a variety of settings including hospitals, universities, corporations, nonprofits and schools in the US and Asia. A sought-after speaker, she developed the evidence-based Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPS) curriculum and the Training in Mindfulness Facilitation, which trains mindfulness teachers worldwide. She is a founding board member of the International Mindfulness Teachers Association.

She is the voice of the popular UCLA mindfulness meditations and also leads guided meditation on the 10% Happier app, and for Mindful Magazine. Her work has been mentioned in the New York Times, O Magazine, Newsweek, the Los Angeles Times, Allure, Women’s Health, and in a variety of magazines, books, and journals. She is also the author of Wide Awake for teens, and has published numerous articles on mindfulness. Diana is a member of the Teacher’s Council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Northern California. She has been practicing mindfulness meditation since 1989, including a year as a Buddhist nun in Burma. Currently Diana’s most challenging and rewarding practice involves trying to mindfully parent a nine-year-old.

My Sessions

Mindfulness at work: Reduce stress and increase well-being

2nd Floor 208

Do you experience stress at work? Does it impact your performance or relationships? Join Diana Winston, Director of Mindfulness at UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, as she introduces you to mindfulness—both the cutting-edge science behind it and experiential practices showing you how to do it– especially in the face of workplace stress. Mindfulness is the […]

Seminar Session 4