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Lorena Monda, MS, DOM, LPCC, is a certified trainer and therapist for the Hakomi Institute of Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy. She has been a practicing psychotherapist since 1977. She is also a Doctor of Oriental Medicine (since 1984) and a member of Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh’s core community, the Order of Interbeing. In addition to teaching Hakomi, Lorena is a certified teacher of Sheng Zhen Meditation and Qigong. She lives and practices in Santa Fe, New Mexico and teaches in the US, Argentina, and Japan.


Lorena is the author of the book The Practice of Wholeness: Spiritual Transformation in Everyday Life, and coeditor of the books Hakomi Mindfulness-Centered Somatic Psychotherapy: A Comprehensive Guide to Theory and Practice and I Have Arrived, I Am Home: Celebrating 20 years of Plum Village Life.


Lorena uses the pronouns 'she/her' or 'they/their', and is committed to anti-oppression, anti-racism, radical dharma, liberation, and love.

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