Christine O'Shaughnessy brings an unusual combination of corporate experience as well as training in meditation to her work. Knowing the effects that stress can play in people's health has inspired her to focus her interest in incorporating mindfulness meditation into daily life as an integral tool for stress management, relaxation training, addiction, anxiety, depression, insomnia, chronic pain and long term illnesses. She is the founder of Mindful Presence which offers mindfulness meditation training in corporations, groups, and individually. She has practiced Insight Meditation and yoga for more than 15 years and is RYT200 certified. Christine is also a Mindfulness Instructor for Harvard Pilgrim Health Care offering Mindfulness courses and yoga to a diverse clientele including Admiral Metals, Google, Harvard University, MIT, Mitre, Papa Gino's, South Shore Hospital, South Shore VNA, Sun Life, and Tufts University.
Christine brings depth and knowledge from her previous executive corporate experience into her mindfulness trainings, guiding executives to become more mindful leaders in the workplace. She has worked as the Managing Director of a search and consulting firm; the Director of Sales of a software company; and as a Vice President and Senior Credit Analyst at Loomis, Sayles & Co., an investment management firm in Boston. She holds a BA in Finance and an MBA from Babson College in Wellesley, MA.
Christine has completed intensive training programs and attended silent retreats at Insight Meditation Center, Cambridge Insight Meditation Center, Buddhist Center for Buddhist Studies studying with meditation teachers such as Ajahn Succitto, Thanissaro Bhikkhu, Ty Powers, Larry Rosenberg, Narayan Helen Liebonson, Kittisaro and Thanissara. She offers Yin Yoga Intensive Teacher Training programs and is also the co-creator of Harvard Pilgrim's online instructional yoga videos.