Nina Thorne

Teaching Schedule

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Mindfulness Training for Cancer Patients
Tuesday evenings 
July 1st - August 5th
Location: Speonk, NY
Meeting Times: July 1 5:30-8:00 PM
July 8-August 5 5:30-7:30 PM

A diagnosis of cancer often is accompanied by stress, anxiety, and/or depression. This class is designed as an evidence-based research project that will evaluate the effects of a six-week mindfulness-based meditation program on emotional distress scores of persons diagnosed with cancer.

Eligibility Requirements
· Diagnosed with cancer
· 18 years or older
· Able to read and write English
· Not taking antipsychotic medications

There is no fee for participation in the project.
Class size is limited to 12.

For information and registration please contact project manager
Marie Benoit at 617-970-5143 or

Nina Thorne (ACSW) is a licensed clinical social worker with 28 years of professional experience.
Nina is a trained family therapist who has worked in a variety of clinical settings. Later in her career she was appointed as Director of Pupil Personnel Services at a Long Island Public School and subsequently served as Instructor in Community and Human Services at SUNY, Empire State College for 14 years.
At Empire State College, Nina developed and taught academic courses on the undergraduate level. Motivated by her personal meditation practice, she integrated mindfulness-based theories and practices into the curriculum and taught, among other courses, studies in Stress Management and Adult Learning, Creativity and Mindfulness, the Psychology of Mindfulness, and Meditation and Mindfulness. Nina has presented several workshops to faculty to facilitate the integration of mindfulness-based activities across academic disciplines. She currently is available to offer faculty and staff training in mindfulness in educational settings.
Since completion of training through the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Nina is teaching MBSR and mindfulness-based meditation classes on Eastern Long Island.
A certified yoga teacher since 1978 and a Qi Gong student under the guidance of Master Chen Wei Gun, Nina has been practicing Vipassana meditation for many years.