James D’Aconti, LCSW, CPA
Qualified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher
James D'Aconti is a qualified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher recognized by the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society and the Oasis Institute. He is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and practicing psychotherapist at the Long Island University Center for Healthy Living, where he has taught mindfulness based practices since 2015.
As part of his training to become a qualified teacher, James participated in four meditation retreats, engaging in intense meditation practice for 8-10 hours a day, for 7-10 days at a time. He spent two such retreats practicing mindfulness in complete silence.
James developed a continuing education program which explains how the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction curriculum relates to the field of mental health. James has taught mindfulness based workshops at universities such as Adelphi, Touro and Molloy. James has taught mindfulness based practices in corporate settings and various community settings including drug and alcohol abuse clinics, homeless shelters and community wellness centers.
Before he became a Mindfulness Teacher and Psychotherapist, James was a Certified Public Accountant and spent three years in public accounting.