Facilitating the evolution of the standard of healthcare from one of managing disease to one of fostering health.

About Us

The Mindfulness Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit wellness Institute, founded in 2009, by Deborah Norris, Ph.D. and her two daughters, Jessie Taylor and Jacqueline Hernandez.
Our Mision

Reimagine Your Health Care

The mission of The Mindfulness Center is to facilitate the evolution of the standard of health care from one of managing disease to one of fostering health, and to be a model for a new health care paradigm. We fulfill this mission by bringing mindfulness to all dimensions of life, and empowering people to use evidence-based, best practices of self-care, thereby addressing health care disparities by making health care accessible to all.

Our Story

Begin Your Journey To Health With Us!

In 1996, Debbie was diagnosed with severe fibromyalgia, which left her in chronic pain; doctors said there was no cure and nothing could be done. Debbie, a research scientist, began researching the underlying causes of her condition and took up practices to reverse these causes. Debbie began doing things to gradually increase her physical, mental and emotional well-being, including gentle yoga for the physical pain, nutritional changes to increase her energy and meditation to relieve stress. By incorporating these practices, Debbie reversed her condition and returned to an active, healthy life. After an accident in 1999, Debbie suffered a traumatic brain injury and was diagnosed with seizures, impaired vision and chronic headaches. Once again, Debbie researched ways to heal herself using mind and body practices, and once again, Debbie was able to heal herself and live a healthy life free of seizures and pain.

Our Team

Deborah Norris, Ph.D.

FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT

Jessie Taylor

CO-FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION

Jacqueline Hernandez

CO-FOUNDER AND BUSINESS DIRECTOR

Evidence Based - Self Care

What We Provide​

By integrating multiple modalities of care and practice, we enable you to find your path to greater health and well-being. Healing is a journey of self-exploration. Our service providers are dedicated to providing you with evidence-based best practices of care to support you along this journey.

Virtual Classes

Virtual classes allow you to practice from the comfort of your home or on the go from any smart devices, ie; phone, tablet, and or computer.

Services

In-person and online services and telehealth sessions with experienced health professionals and industry experts. Providing one-on-one, couples and family support. Services include mental health counseling, private meditation, yoga therapy, physical therapy, chiropractic, clinical hypnosis, medical qigong, and reiki.

Get Certified

Empower yourself, empower others, and embrace personal optimal well-being with our accredited yoga, yoga therapy, and meditation teacher training programs. Our programs are evidence-based, community-focused, and founded in mindfulness. Learn from world-renowned master teachers,

Programs

The Mindfulness Center programs bring mindfulness to worksites, schools, and communities. We provide customizable wellness programs that are evidence-based and community-focused. Whether you're interested in a program to address a specific wellness topic (stress relief, chronic pain, trauma, resiliency, heart health, etc.), or to bring wellness to a specific community (employees, children, teachers, veterans, care providers, etc.), our experts can provide solutions. As a digital-first wellness institute, The Mindfulness Center's team of experienced providers, award-winning educators and scientists and other experts are here to meet your wellness needs.

Workshops

Our virtual workshops help to restore your sense of balance, ease, and well-being. Learn from our Master Teachers and world-renowned experts as you take the time to nurture yourself, learn a new practice, step out of your comfort zone, or simply have fun empowering your health, in the comfort of your home. When you take the time to care for yourself, you enhance your personal resiliency and are better able to care for the people in your life.

Schools & Students

Thriving Schools, Thriving Minds - We provide customizable versions of Thriving Schools, Thriving Minds, using six evidence-based, community-focused educational programs. Please contact us for more information about how to tailor Thriving Schools, Thriving Minds to your school’s specific goals.

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Our Mission

The mission of The Mindfulness Center is to facilitate the evolution of the standard of health care from one of managing disease to one of fostering health, and to be a model for a new health care paradigm. We fulfill this mission by bringing mindfulness to all dimensions of life, and empowering people to use evidence-based, best practices of self-care, thereby addressing health care disparities by making health care accessible to all.

Our Story

The Mindfulness Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit wellness center founded in 2009, by Dr. Deborah Norris, Ph.D. and her two daughters, Jessie and Jacqueline

In 1996, Debbie was diagnosed with severe fibromyalgia, which left her in chronic pain; doctors said there was no cure and nothing could be done. Debbie, a research scientist, began researching the underlying causes of her condition and took up practices to reverse these causes. Debbie began doing things to gradually increase her physical, mental and emotional well-being, including gentle yoga for the physical pain, nutritional changes to increase her energy and meditation to relieve stress. By incorporating these practices, Debbie reversed her condition and returned to an active, healthy life. After an accident in 1999, Debbie suffered a traumatic brain injury and was diagnosed with seizures, impaired vision and chronic headaches. Once again, Debbie researched ways to heal herself using mind and body practices, and once again, Debbie was able to heal herself and live a healthy life free of seizures and pain.

In her practice, Dr. Norris draws on both her scientific research and ancient wisdom to integrate lifestyle elements of meditation, physical exercise, spiritual development, relaxation therapy, nutrition and herbs for maximal health and happiness! Working with you and your physicians, Dr. Norris and the team members of The Mindfulness Center can help you formulate an integrative approach to your health care.

By integrating multiple modalities of care and practice, we enable you to find your path to greater health and well-being. Healing is a journey of self-exploration, and our service providers are dedicated to working with you to support you along this journey, and providing you with evidence-based best practices of care.

“While visiting Bethesda, I discovered a small piece of Eden known as The Mindfulness Center. In my very personal experience, through their exercise, meditation, and one-to-one therapy, I found healing and restoring of good health, where my rough edges softened and where my mind chased the inner wandering mind following it to a place of complete rest within. My body self analyzed itself through guided meditations and mental body scans through breathwork, releasing memories that were hooked into the brain and thus alleviating a lot of hurt and physical pain. The Mindfulness Center is a magical place, full of loving, supporting, and caring mentors, therapists, and teachers of the highest caliber. Not to be forgotten are their wonderful retreats they organize on a regular and ongoing basis. I would not hesitate to recommend the TMC to anyone needing an outstretched hand to hold or having genuine fun and enjoyment in group participation, for this too is an important part of life.”

-- Aneesa H

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