Jean Esther, MSW, LICSW,  has been a practicing psychotherapist in Northampton MA for the past 35 years specializing in a mind-body approach in the healing of trauma. At the root of her work is over 40 years of training in meditation practice. She teaches in the Buddhist tradition at Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley ( in Western MA and IMS (Insight Meditation Society) in Barre, MA ( as well as across the US and Canada. Her work is also informed by training in Jungian Psychology, Somatic Experiencing, and physical theatre. Jean completed the Marion Woodman Foundation BodySoul Rhythms® Leadership Training Program with Jungian Analyst Marion Woodman, movement specialist Mary Hamilton, and voice coach Ann Skinner. Email: