Connect and learn about the attendees at the inaugural

Women and the Environment Conference!

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Gael Belden

Mindfulness and Compassion Educator

UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center



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What key words best describe your hope for the future?

Climate, ocean, water, social justice, animals.

Describe what are you working on in the field of climate change, environmental protection, environmental justice or social impact.

I teach mindfulness and compassion to groups, in a teacher training capacity (UCLA MARC's Trained Mindfulness Facilitator program, and I direct an Intensive Practice program) at retreats, individually, My background in wild animal conservation (I did wolf-education talks in local schools) Jungian studies and in Myth, My post graduate training is in mindfulness and compassion. I always bring in wild nature and conservation as a focus -through mytho-poetics and as engaged action. My thoughts are that if I can help people be more present and compassionate they will be more attuned to the cries of our big, blue home.

How might other W&E conference attendees be able to support your work, goals or objectives?

I am just thoroughly wanting to learn from others at the conference!

What are you able and willing to contribute to other attendees at the conference to support their work, goals or objectives?

I can lead meditations, self-compassion practices, share resources.

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