Brian Otto Kimmel
||Brian lives in Colorado. He is a longtime, ordained student of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, and has toured internationally to France, Indonesia, Vietnam, and in the United States with his community. He teaches mindfulness meditation in secular and Buddhist settings often incorporating his original songs from the heart and contemplative dance/movement explorations. He is a survivor of sexual child abuse and recently completed a memoir/mindfulness practice journal he intends to publish one day. Wellness professional by trade, Brian has earned several degrees in the healing arts and is a graduate student of Somatic Counseling Psychology at Naropa University. In 2012, he was a recipient of his alma mater's, Priscilla Inkpen Award for inclusive and compassionate social action. Incorporating many fields of expertise, his integrative, body/mind approach guides groups and individuals toward discovering authentic, artful paths of mindfulness in their daily lives. Engaging in this way lessens the harmful impacts of accumulated stress, nurturing deep connection and peace.||
Wellness Retreats, Workshops, Speakerships, Coaching and Mentoring for the Five and Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings, Young Adults, LGBTQIA, Survivors of Abuse
|Expertise||Individual & Group Facilitation and Coaching Skills:
Dialogue, Mediation, Motivational Interviewing, Peer Mentoring, Restorative Justice
Order of Interbeing, (2006-present)
Shambhala Training - Level 5
Prison Dharma Network - Path of Freedom Facilitator
Contemplative Dance Practice Facilitator & Teacher, trained with Barbara Dilley & Katharine Kaufman (2009-2012)
Somatic Experiencing - Level 1
Pilates & Yoga Instructor
Licensed Massage Therapist - CO
Reiki - Master Level
|Publications||Wake Up Spirit: Mountain Lamp Community Retreat 2013, wkup.org.
SEX and Learning True Love, 2012 - The Under 35 Project.
Healing Rage: Practicing Deep and a Path Towards Peace, 2012 -
The Under 35 Project.
Heart on Fire, 2012 - The Under 35 Project & Shambhala SunSpace.
To Live in Freedom: Calming Sexual Desire - Mindfulness Bell, Winter/Spring 2011, Issue 56, p. 32.
Healing from Abuse: Footsteps of Freedom, Love and Peace - Mindfulness Bell, Autumn 2009, Issue 52, pp. 29-30.
True Self and the Miracle that is You - TTT Spirit, January 2009, Issue 3, pp. 16-18.
Practice from the Heart: On an Indonesian Retreat with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh - Buddhism and Culture: A Monthly Journal on Korean Buddhism and Buddhist Culture, February 2011.
From Abuse To Peace - The New Times (of Seattle), November 2001.
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|Contact|| 702.461.8422 US