Christy Cassisa, JD

Christy Cassisa, JD

Associate Director, Operations & Community Partnerships
Certified MBSR Teacher
MSC Teacher


​Christy's unique professional training includes science, education, and the law. Since discovering mindfulness meditation and experiencing the transformational effects of the practice for herself, sharing it with others has become her lifework. Christy joined the CFM in 2013 as a volunteer, helped to create the Work-Life Integration Program, and since then has been deeply involved in the effort to bring mindfulness to workplaces of all kinds. She has developed numerous mindfulness-based curricula and has delivered presentations and programs for a wide variety of organizations, including non-profits, educational institutions, law firms and multi-national corporations. She has also completed training to teach both Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindful Self-Compassion through the UCSD Mindfulness Based Professional Training Institute. As Founder and Director of her own venture, The Institute for Mindful Works, she partners with community experts to develop and deliver empirically-supported trainings to help people lead happier, healthier and more productive lives through mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and self-compassion. Christy's previous professional life includes coaching and consulting, as well as time served in corporate America, higher education administration, and in practicing law. Christy graduated with a JD from the University of Missouri, Columbia School of Law and a BS in Life Sciences from Missouri Science & Technology, is certified to administer both the Myers Briggs Type Indicator® and the EQ-I 2.0, and is also trained as a professional coach. She lives in San Diego with her husband and two daughters, who helped lead her to mindfulness and continue to remind her every day of the challenge and joy of being present.

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