James D’Aconti, LMSW, 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 master social worker and practicing psychotherapist at the Long Island University Center for Healthy Living, where he has taught mindfulness based practices for over four years.
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 has taught mindfulness based practices in various settings including drug and alcohol abuse clinics, universities, 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.