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Erin McCarthy, Ph.D.

Mindfulness teacher and professor

Erin offers courses and workshops in mindfulness and mindful self-compassion as well as one-on-one mindful coaching sessions (in person and online).

She works with children, youth and adults; students, athletes, parents, writers and academics.

A professor, speaker, author and mindfulness teacher, after completing her undergraduate degree in French and Philosophy at Trent University, Erin went on to complete a Ph.D. at the University of Ottawa, comparing western and eastern views of the self. A professor of philosophy at St.  Lawrence University in Canton, NY since 2000, Erin now divides her time between her work as a scholar-teacher at the university, conference engagements and her mindfulness teaching both on her campus and in the  Ottawa area. Her teaching and writing bring together eastern and western philosophies and practices to cultivate human flourishing, joy, and ease.

A long time meditator, Erin came to teach mindful  self-compassion and mindfulness through her interest in and scholarship  on Contemplative Education. She has a particular passion for how mindfulness modalities help in education, parenting and with issues of social justice. She is committed to the ideals of diversity, inclusion and social justice in her work.

An educator for over two decades, she’s worked with children, youth and adults to help them find the inner space to live a life of flourishing and is continually inspired by the transformations that these mindfulness modalities afford their practitioners…herself included!

See Erin’s current offerings for workshops for adults AND children coming up in our clinic space HERE !

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