Dr. Lynn C. Waelde is a Professor in the Psychology Department of Palo Alto University and an Adjunct Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine. Her clinical and research interests focus on manifestations and treatment of stress disorders such as PTSD and on the therapeutic applications of meditation and mindfulness. She is the founder and Director of the Inner Resources Center, whose staff conduct psychoeducational programs, clinical interventions, professional training, and research concerning the applications of mindfulness and meditation for mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. She developed the Inner Resources meditation programs and has trained clinicians nationally and internationally to use the protocol for research and clinical practice. She has published more than 45 articles and book chapters on topics concerning trauma and mindfulness and is co-editor of a forthcoming volume about disaster mental health in Southeast Asia. She is also preparing a book about the use of mindfulness and meditation for stress and trauma.
Dr. Waelde has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in anthropology from Louisiana State University. She received her doctorate in Psychology with an emphasis in Developmental Child Clinical Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She completed her predoctoral internship at the VA Medical Center in New Orleans, where she completed training as a PTSD specialist. She is a lifelong practitioner of yoga, mindfulness, and meditation.