Kari Lyons-Price’s Bio:
Kari holds a BA in Psychology and a Masters of Social Work. A health and wellness facilitator and educator. Kari’s mission is to teach and guide personal and organizational growth and healing. To inspire and support all, meeting the pains & challenges of our lives. Joining the movement for social & emotional intelligence in our world. Specializing in Mindfulness based services.
Meditate Wenatchee highlights the town I was born, and raised in– now the community that I love and call home. My work has been focused in the fields of psychology, clinical social work and most recently in Mindfulness & Integrative Health. The heart of my work today is deeply influenced by my own life experience, having suffered for 17-years from depression, an eating disorder and a chronic pain condition. Practicing self-awareness and Mindfulness along the path were crucial to my healing. Of course I still have challenges and pain in life, as we all do, but the difference now is that I can manage it, and be free from it, using these tools and more. Wherever I am, my focus is to be present for myself and for those around me— to meet the life that is here in each moment.
I believe what makes my services unique is my ability to meet people where they are, strengths and challenges, with acceptance and support. To also meet the needs of each person, not shaping them to fit into my way of thinking and doing, but to encourage and inspire them to find their own answers, to be their own guru. In social work we are taught to take into account not only the whole person, but the whole community and environment in which people live. This model made significant impact on the way I define health, teach and live my own life. Even though it often feels true, we are not alone. We are part of an interconnected whole that supports, guides, informs and impacts us all, in this wild ride called life.