Joshua is a qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher through the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society. He has practiced and studied mindfulness and meditation since 1996 with a variety of teachers, and has practiced intensively in the Theravada Vipassana/Insight Meditation tradition for the past 15 years.
Joshua has taught mindfulness in a variety of settings including hospitals, prisons, organizations, and companies, and enjoys guiding people to trust in their own capacity for presence, wholeness and healing. He specializes in using mindfulness to work with chronic pain and illness, grief and loss, and effective communication, among other aspects of human life.
Having also trained and worked in organizational management, communications, and group facilitation, mediation, and conflict resolution, he uses mindfulness to improve organizational dynamics and resolve disputes and contentious processes. In addition to his work with CMI, he runs a consulting practice specializing in public policy, stakeholder engagement, facilitation, and strategic communications and leadership. He also currently serves as a Meditation Coach with 10% Happier, the meditation app started by ABC News anchor Dan Harris. Joshua holds an M.A from Tufts University, a B.A. from Wesleyan University, and has also completed additional professional trainings in leadership, organizational management, and group facilitation and mediation.