Donald Altman

Donald Altman

Donald Altman, MA, LPC is a psychotherapist, former monk, and award-winning author of over 20 books and CDs on mindfulness and spirituality. An international mindfulness expert, speaker and trainer, he has taught over 15,000 mental health clinicians, physicians, nurses, and others how to use mindfulness interventions for depression, anxiety, trauma, pain and stress-related conditions.

Donald served as Vice-President of international organization The Center for Mindful Eating. For many years, he was an adjunct professor in Portland State University’s Interpersonal Neurobiology Program, and taught graduate level classes for Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling. Donald was a Senior Mental Health Therapist at both a General Psychiatric Clinic and Eating Disorder Clinic for four years, before opening his own clinic outside of Portland, Oregon.

He has presented at the national Symposium Conference multiple times, and his work has been seen in the Psychotherapy Networker, Los Angeles Times, and other publications. He has contributed chapters to such books as The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Group Therapy and A Thousand Hands: A Guidebook to Caring for Your Buddhist Community.

Donald writes the Practical Mindfulness Blog for Psychology Today, and his articles have over 600,000 views in the past year. His book The Mindfulness Toolbox was a two-time Gold Award Winner of the Ben Franklin Publishing Award for both the Psychology and Body-Mind-Spirit categories. The book was a best-seller for PESI Publishing. His upcoming spiritual novel, Travelers, will be released soon.

Clearing Emotional Clutter and The Mindfulness Code were selected as the “one of the best spiritual books” of 2016 and 2010, respectively. Donald also won two Emmy-Awards as a writer on a CBS produced children's program in Chicago.

Donald is profiled in Spirituality and Practice's "Living Spiritual Teachers Project,” and has taught several online classes on mindful living, loving kindness, and reflection. The profile for the Living Spiritual Teachers Project can be found here:

Donald was also a featured expert in "The Mindfulness Movie.” Other books include: Simply Mindful, Reflect, One Minute Mindfulness, Living Kindness, The Mindfulness Toolbox for Relationships, The Joy Compass, 101 Mindful Ways to Build Resilience, 12-Weeks to Mindful Eating, Meal By Meal, Art of the Inner Meal, and Stay Mindful and Color, and Positively Mindful.

He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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