Dr. Tracy Ochester

Tracy Ochester, PsyD, RYT 200 is a licensed psychologist in Missouri and Kansas, Certified Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Teacher, and Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). She is the Heart-Mind Coordinator for the Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness. Mindfulness practices, including yoga & meditation, are an important part of Dr. Ochester’s work and personal life. In addition to her devoted personal practice, she has pursued extensive training in teaching mindfulness practices to others, such as:

Dr. Ochester received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Wright State University School of Professional Psychology’s APA approved Psy.D. program and her masters of science degree in clinical psychology from Eastern Kentucky University. She manages an independent psychology practice (Ochester Psychological Services, LLC), occasionally teaches at the university level and supervises aspiring psychologists, and manages a mental health and wellness resource list for the Kansas City Metro. She also provides consultation services, workshops and classes to the community. Read Dr. Ochester’s Mind-Body Vita for more information about her mindfulness training, experience and interests.

Compassion is the common thread that binds Dr. Ochester’s personal practice and professional work, understanding that we are best able to alleviate the suffering of others when we attend to our own.

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Studies suggest that higher levels of Mindfulness Based Intervention teacher training may be linked to better wellbeing outcomes, lower perceived stress, and greater service satisfaction.

Mindfulness is about being fully awake in our lives. It is about perceiving the exquisite vividness of each moment. We also gain immediate access to our own powerful inner resources for insight, transformation, and healing. – Jon Kabat-Zinn