About Us

Thank You Note Written By Owner James D’Aconti on March 10, 2019

1 year ago I decided to start my own business. I sat in my parent’s house with my family as we brainstormed names for the business. I registered “The Mindful Place LLC” sometime in the beginning of March of 2018. My dad, who is an accountant, helped me with the paperwork to start the business. He has also been a supportive mentor along the way in helping me make business decisions. Thank you dad for all of your guidance. My brother Anthony James helped me design the website and helped write the website content. Thank you Anthony. My brother Mike (also an accountant) has done all of the accounting work for the company. Thank you Mike. One of my teachers Cory Muscara has been an incredibly supportive mentor during this process. He has helped guide me in any way that he can. He has taught me so much about mindfulness and the art of being a good teacher. Thank you Cory. Also, my wife Laura has been a tremendously supportive force during this process. She reminds me that when I am teaching mindfulness I am connecting with the truest version of myself. And she is my number one employee every month! (She is the only employee, but don’t tell her that). Thank you for everything you have done Laura.

Starting and running my own business is a risky road to take and there are times of doubt. But I have learned that I have to follow my heart. It has always been that way, for better or for worse. I know no other way. The connections that I have built with my students (all of you) have filled me with gratitude, joy and respect. Your willingness to be vulnerable in order to experience growth is inspiring. Your feedback about the courses has been humbling. None of this would be possible without your support, participation and openness.

Thank you to anyone who has taken a class with me and allowed me to be their teacher. It has been an honor and privilege to share a learning space with you all. At the end of the day, I consider myself not so much a teacher but a person who creates a space where my students and I can “wonder together”. This was a phrase I learned from another one of my teachers, Florence Meleo-Meyer. Thank you Florence. Also – Thank you Mom.

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The Team

James D’Aconti, LCSW, CPA

James D’Aconti, LCSW, CPA

Qualified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher
Laura D’Aconti, BS/MS, OTR/L

Laura D’Aconti, BS/MS, OTR/L

Administrative Assistant/Organizational Wizard

Our MBSR Qualification Through Oasis

What Our Happy Customers Say

Brian T.

Brian T., Happy Customer

James has found his calling. He is a skilled and encouraging guide to stress reduction. I truly recommend his MBSR course.

Kelly B.

Kelly B., Happy Customer

James and his meditation class helped me throughout one of the most stressful times of my life. I learned so much about myself, about others, and how to be aware of my thoughts and surroundings. It was life-changing for me and my teammates. Thank you!

Joseph F.

Joseph F., Happy Customer

As an attorney, stress is my life. But all that changed when James took me under his ever-expanding wing of mindfulness based stress reduction. His innate ability to portray the ideals of mindfulness training and teach stress reduction can help anyone who needs relief in their life, regardless of its cause.  Learn MBSR from James!