Hugh Byrne, PhD is a guiding teacher with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW) and a leading expert in the field of mindfulness and positive habit change.
Hugh has practiced meditation for 30 years and completed a four-year meditation teacher training program with Jack Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein and other senior Insight Meditation teachers in 2000. Hugh also teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and is a certified practitioner in Somatic Experiencing, a mind-body approach to healing trauma.
Hugh has a law degree from London University and a PhD from UCLA, and worked for more than two decades in the field of human rights and social justice. He is the lead meditation teacher in the Garrison Institute’s Contemplative-Based Resilience (CBR) training for Syrian refugee aid workers in Jordan.
Hugh is the author of The Here-and-Now Habit and teaches classes and retreats in the Washington, DC, area, throughout the United States and internationally.
He is also a popular teacher on Insight Timer, with 20+ meditations for you to listen to!