Vidan Gonthier

Vidan Gonthier PhD, LMFT is a Naropa University Mindfulness Instructor and teaches meditation and counseling at the Graduate School for Counseling and Psychology. From his retreat experiences over many years in a variety of traditions,he has found that the container of a silent retreat is an invaluable experience to develop the capacity to be with oneself compassionately, no matter what may arise. Skills developed in retreat become directly applicable to our busy modern lives. His passion as a psychotherapy teacher is helping students develop skills and confidence in using the power of mindfulness to effect lasting therapeutic change.