is the Founder of Applied Mindfulness, Inc., and a convener of the emerging field of Applied Mindfulness. He has led over 600 trainings in Applied Mindfulness. He is Executive Producer and Director of the film series Restorative Practices, a multi-part educational film series about the art and science of mindfully awakening connection and wellbeing. He is the author of Restorative Practices (forthcoming), Keywords (forthcoming), Inner Life Skills for Youth (2011), and Transformation through Feeling: Awakening the Felt Sensibility, and the novel Beginning at the End of the World. He has had the good fortune to be mentored by a number of remarkable people.
is a Certified Life Coach, is a leading voice in the implementation of mindfulness and violence reduction practices to bring awareness, insight, and change to system impacted populations. Earl is a member of the Anti-recidivism Coalition, The San Francisco District Attorney’s Formerly Incarcerated Advisory Board and the Timeslist Group. Speaking from a perspective of lived experience as a formerly incarcerated African American man, and as a beneficiary of this transformative practice who literally found his freedom through mindfulness, he is purposeful and intent on demystifying the practice of mindfulness to the population he serves.
Sarah Carr, LMFT
is founder of mindfulSF, which offers evidence-based therapy and mindfulness trainings to support people with living freely in the face of stress and suffering. Sarah has advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), where she received her Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Qualification from the University of Massachusetts (training with Saki Santorelli, Florence Meleo-Myer, and Bob Stahl). She is Adjunct Professor in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at the University of San Francisco.
says, “Mindfulness is not only the basis of my professional offerings; it is the air I breathe. Besides being MINDFRESH and yoga certified, I am also a Meditation Instructor in the Shambhala tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. In my seven years in the nonprofit mental health field, I’ve offered meditation and mindfulness techniques to nearly every client, group, and staff team I’ve been a part of. I’ve taught meditation and yoga on three continents; to professionals, refugees, mental health clients, and peers. I’ve led practice on mountaintops, among wild horses, in the basements of correctional facilities, and in corporate offices. These practices are flexible and adaptable enough to be of benefit to anyone, in any context.”
was born to a single teenage mother in Oakland, CA. She has experienced extreme racism and has done deep healing and awareness work to actively engage mindfulness to build her capacity to reflectively engage her experiences, own the fullness of her emotional experience, and speak truth. She graduated Cum Laude from the EDvance PATH program at SF State where she received her BA in Child Adolescent Development and was the Keynote speaker at the School of CAD 2017 Graduation. Prior to coming to Applied Mindfulness, she worked as the Inclusion Facilitator at CocoKids: a non-profit organization providing support for families, children with special needs and exceptionally challenging behavior. In addition to working with individual students and families she also facilitated workshops for providers and parents to further their understanding of child development and to empower their growth. Tiara is passionate about building healthy systems that transcend the derogatory narratives placed on people of color and thwart widely held stigmas. She is invigorated by experiencing diverse people, places, and cultures.
VIDEOGRAPHER and EDITOR
is an Apple creative specialist for 20 years, with certifications in video editing with Final Cut Pro. He has shot and edited the first two Restorative Practices films, working in close collaboration with Applied Mindfulness Founder Gabriel Kram. It probably helps that he’s an accomplished musician and loves creative collaboration.