Marina Barnes (she/hers)

Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher & Coach

Marina Barnes

In 2007, I discovered Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and began a lifelong journey of mindfulness. I became aware of how my thinking impacts what I say and do, and the ripple effects it has on others.  This led me to become a Mindful Schools Certified Instructor, a Mindful Self-Compassion for Teens (formerly known as Making Friends with Yourself) Certified Teacher and Teacher Trainer. I am also a graduate of David Treleaven’s The Complete Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness Training.

I love to work with teens as these are such formative years. I work with high school students in helping them find ways to cope with the stresses of school and life. Supporting them in becoming aware of the causes of their stress opens up a doorway to explore the skills and tools needed for increased mental well-being.