Jean Esther

Jean Esther, MSW, has been a psychotherapist in Northampton, Massachusetts for more than 35 years, specializing in a mind-body approach to the healing of trauma. At the root of her work is more than 40 years of training in Buddhist meditation and psychology. She teaches in the Vipassana tradition at Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley in western Massachusetts and at Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, as well as across the United States and Canada. She trained with Jungian analyst Marion Woodman for 20 years, completing the BodySoul leadership training in 2007. Her work is informed by Somatic Experiencing, physical theatre, and a lifetime commitment to social justice.