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carrielittle's picture
on Mon, 03/14/2016 - 15:22

We'd love to have all members introduce themselves and get to know each other. The formal member profile connected to your account will have some details, but a less formal, more connecting experience is available here on the forum. 

Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Name
  • Geographical location
  • Professional discipline / style of practice
  • Specialties
  • Meditation experience / history / current practice
  • Particular interests within the meditation-psychotherapy intersection
  • Interests within IMP - lectures, films, conferences, continuing education, networking, leadership opportunities, etc
  • What would you like to offer or bring to the IMP community?
  • What are your hopes for IMP going forward?
  • Other interests you would like to share

We look forward to hearing what you all have to say! We encourage you to connect by commenting on each others' posts. If you'd like to connect privately, you can use the Member Directory to make connections as well.



Dear IMP Members,

As President of IMP I want to welcome you all to our new and improved website. Hopefully this will be a way for all of us to connect and get to know one another.

I have been meditating since elementary school due to a rather eccentric family, which no doubt fueled my interest in psychotherapy. Integrating the two forms of "practice" has been my life's passion. My clinical practice has focused primarily on trauma, and I have been a student of Jungian dream analysis, CBT, EMDR, Sensory-Motor Psychotherapy, and Internal Family Systems. In terms of my meditation practice, while my current focus in on Vipassana, I have also studied Tibetan Buddhism, Zen, and Sufism. 

As IMP continues to grow and develop, I hope that it will be a loving and welcoming sangha for all who are interested in the intersection of mindfulness and psychotherapy, and that our sangha will be inclusive and welcoming to all. While we on the IMP board have been busy writing books, creating conferences, workshops,and other CE events, in the future we hope to become increasingly active in our schools, and our communities to help teach mindfulness and compassion as a way to heal wounds and divisions.

We look forward to getting to know you. With an open heart and mind, welcome!.



tpedulla's picture

Hi all,

As an IMP board and faculty member, I want to join Susan in welcoming all members to our new website.

After spending over two decades in the advertising business, I decided to change careers because of my interest in both meditation and psychotherapy. My dream was to find kind of "wise livelihood" that combined these two disciplines. Little did I realize at the time that the two disciplines were already in the process of coming together. So here I am, with a private practice in Arlington, where I specialize in the mindfulness-based treatment of depression and anxiety, and a satellite location in Watertown, where I lead Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy groups.

I've been a student of Vipassana since 1987 and have  participated in many retreats, mostly at the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center and the Insight Meditation Society.

I look forward to connecting with IMP members and hope this becomes a vibrant, stimulating, supportive and welcoming professional sangha.

Tim Little's picture

Greetings to all!

I am about to enter the final year of my Master's program in counseling psychology at Lesley University, expecting to graduate in May 2017; I joined IMP as a student member when I started at Lesley in 2013.

My interest in the intersection of Buddhism and Western psychology dates to the beginning of my formal insight meditation practice a decade ago. Enrolling at Lesley was the first step toward a midlife career change arising from a desire to put these interests and experiences to use as a practical expression of “right livelihood".

In September I will begin my clinical internship at the Cornerstone Adult Behavioral Learning Center in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Previously I worked as the weekday Triage Administrator at Lahey Health Behavioral Services' Emergency Services Program in Lawrence.

I look forward to continuing to explore the integration of meditation and psychotherapy as a resource for psychological and social well-being, and I appreciate the opportunity to connect and collaborate with like-minded professionals here at IMP.

With warmest regards,

Tim Little