Lori Gray, Ph.D., L.P., lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She offers mindfulness-based training, mentoring, and consultations locally and globally via webinars. She also teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) classes, as well as mindfulness mentoring to individuals and groups seeking to improve mindfulness meditation skills and sense of connection. Most recently, she has developed a training for stroke survivors.
Dr. Gray is a fully licensed doctoral psychologist in the State of Michigan, as well as an Associate Professor at Western Michigan University, teaching courses and serving as Program Director for WMU’s Holistic Health and Contemplative Well-Being program. Lori is also a professional certified coach and has taught wellness coaching for five years with a major corporate training company housed near Boston.
Lori is a sought-out speaker and workshop leader. Her lectures, classes, and workshops have been popular offerings for community colleges and universities in Michigan. She’s also spoken at national trainings and conferences for health professionals.
A devoted mindfulness meditator for over 30 years, Lori sought out training with the best mindfulness meditation instructors, attending retreats and trainings with teachers such as Dr. Jon Kabat Zinn, Saki Santorelli, Florence Meleo-Meyer and Melissa Blacker. She has completed the formal training for teaching Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and is a certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher.
In 2014, Dr. Gray completed training in integrative primary care psychology with the University of Massachusetts Medical School, as well as the mindfulness-based stress reduction teacher training program at the Center for Mindfulness at U-Mass.
Most recently, Lori completed a training with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach in Mindfulness Mentoring. As a teacher, therapist, and certified coach….mentoring feels like the perfect “fit” for her!
Lori's professional passions and purpose emerged directly from her own experience of chronic pain and a diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (an autoimmune disease) in her early adulthood. She experienced a stroke after a carotid artery dissection in 2017. As she continues her stroke recovery journey, she is committed to embodying what she shares with others as a companion and guide.
Dr. Gray's unique combination of professional training and personal experience creates a supportive presence filled with competency and compassion.