Janet Slom, MFA
Simple and fun
Deepening your creative process
Janet is a a certified teacher and Artist in Residence at the Center for Mindfulness in Shrewsbury Massachusetts where her inaugural solo exhibition will be on view through August 2018. You may learn more about Janet Slom and view her artwork at here.

Janet serves as adjunct faculty member of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society (CFM), at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and at Lehigh University.

She has taught Mindfulness programs in Europe, South Africa and throughout the United States for over thirty years. She is also Founder and Director of MBSE® (Mindfulness Based Self Expression®), currently being taught at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society (CFM), Lehigh University, Global Village.

Janet’s mindfulness practice is deeply intertwined with her work in Art (MFA), Dance (RAD), Yoga (ERYT - 500 Hours), Interfaith Ministry (Rev.) and Spiritual Counseling.  From her perspective, the creative process and paintings are born out of a daily mindfulness practice.
Mindfulness-Based Self Expression Workshop
MBSE: Mindfulness-Based Self-Expression 1-day Workshop
Mindfulness-Based Self-Expression (MBSE) is a dynamic exploration of mindful creativity that weaves core MBSR practices with artistic exercises, writing, drawing and movement. Awaken, discover and deepen authentic self-expression and creative inspiration.  Taught by Janet Slom, MBSE founder and award-winning artist. (MBSE requires no prior art or MBSR experience).

Dive into mindful creativity and explore authentic self-expression in this 1-day workshop. Immerse in foundational MBSR practices and explore mindfulness through dynamic creative exercises (drawing, journaling, collage, movement and communication). Participants will open exciting pathways into the wellspring of our creativity, including simple and fun daily practices to tap the imagination. This workshop teaches skills for compassionate listening, deepening our creative process and authentic self-expression. Participants discover practical ways to stay present with kindness and compassion in the midst of vulnerability. The creative process does not require any art skills, and rather invites us to step into the space of beginners mind. This workshop will plant and nurture seeds for a mindful creative journey.
The Center for Mindfulness offers a 'You Choose' payment option for this program - you may determine your own donation of $360, $260 or $160 based on your financial means.
($10 materials fee is included in tuition)
For those who can afford to, we invite you to make your payment at the higher level, which will help to allow those unable to pay more at this time to attend this program at a discounted rate.
Janet Slom, UMass Medical School, CFM Certified MBSR, Teacher. 
Founder and Senior Trainer & Teacher Mindfulness Based Self Expression in
Florida, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, California.
Email: janetslom@gmail.com



More than 30 years of teaching and counseling:
•    Mindfulness-Based Self Expression (MBSE)
•    Mind Based Stress Reduction ( MBSR)
•    Expressive Arts
•    Ministry / Spiritual Counseling
•    Yoga

An experienced educator with exceptional interpersonal communications and public speaking skills, Janet has taught courses and workshops on creativity and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Self Expression (MBSE). She has been a key presenter at conferences, offered seminars to organizations, businesses, schools and universities, and has been a faculty member of the Iacocca Institute at Lehigh University’s Global Village since 2004.

Teaching: Mindfulness–Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Classes & Mindfulness Based Self Expression (MBSE) Workshops

2016- 2017  Jupiter Medical Center. Jupiter, FL,  mindful kids Miami, Coral Gables Fl,
2016 Memorial Hospital, Hollywood FL. ▫️ Baptist Hospital Miami Fl.
Ongoing [2004] - Lehigh University Iacocca Institute Global Village Program for Future Leaders of Business and Industry. Creative Leadership: Creativity: The Business Edge (MBSE) for students from 40 countries.
Ongoing [2003] - MBSE one-on-one individual and group sessions.
2015 Broward College Architecture Students MBSE Workshop.
2015 AMFAB Studio workshops MBSE, Bridgeport CT.
2015 Mindful Life Poject [MLP] Workshop/Teachers training Oakland CA.
2015 Assist Teach University of New Mexico with Sandra Ladley Mindfulness and art.
2015 MBSE Workshop Heartwell Institute October.
2014 Five MBSE Workshops, Performa-Experimenta Studio, Ft Lauderdale FL.
2012 MBSE community engagement component “Simunye” a multi-media experiential installation, Flagler Art and Technology Village, Ft. Lauderdale FL.
2011 – 2012 The Saul and Carole Zabar Nursery School at the 92nd Street Y, New York. Early childhood MBSE program.
2005 - Facilitated consulting project with multi-cultural team to produce business plan for International Mindfulness and Arts Program. (MBSE).
2004 - Facilitator: Ten day MBSE Art and Mindfulness Retreat in Tuscany, Italy.
2003 – 2005 - Sunrise Assisted Living, Wilton, Connecticut: four eight week MBSR programs; working with Alzheimer patients and hospice care to increase quality of life through creativity, yoga, spiritual counseling.
2003–2005 - Bridgeport, Connecticut Public School System: Teaching MBSE and yoga to children ages 8 to 14 who have experienced violence, trauma and loss.
2003 - Marlene’s Yoga Center, Westport: Yoga, meditation and MBSE.
2001–2003 - Arogya Holistic Health Center, Westport: Yoga, meditation and MBSE instruction.
Other Courses & Workshops

2000 - Conservative Synagogue High School, Westport, Connecticut: Instructor: “Life Lessons” incorporating yoga, meditation and art.
2000 - Rippawam Magnate School, Stamford, Connecticut: Facilitated large-scale sculpture project that incorporated mindfulness practices with 8th graders in Stamford, Connecticut and Rockefeller Plaza, New York City.
1992 Moving Artz: art, yoga and mindfulness taught at the Learning Annex in New York City. This program has evolved over the years and is incorporated in MBSE.
1991–1998 – Westport Connecticut Coleytown Elementary & Middle School: meditation and creativity for Grades 3 - 6.
1988–1992 - Westport YMCA and Westport Dance Center: Moving Artz.
1979 -1982 – “Janet Sloane Dance,” A syndicated daily TV program that included meditation and Yoga, distributed in 39 states.
1978 – Present: Individual and group Ishta and Hatha yoga instruction, mindfulness meditation, coaching, counseling, consulting and mentoring.

Lecture & Conference Presentations

2006 “Women’s Perspective,” Workshop Presenter.
2005 University of Massachusetts, Conference Lecture.
2004 Sacred Heart University Women’s Conference, Conference Lecture.
2002 Bridgeport, Connecticut H.S. / M.S. special program for at-risk youth.
1992-Present: Moving Artz/MBSE corporate workshops and university seminars.


2015 Advanced Teacher Training Certification track, Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).
2015 Mindfulness Based Self Compassion [MBSC] eight week program, Heartwell Institute Worcester MA.
2015 Teachers Development intensive ( TDI) to 8 week Practicum : Lynn Koerbel. At Jupiter Medical Center.
2015 MBSR eight week supervision CFM program [via teleconference with Lynn Koerbel].
2014 The Heart of the Matter CFM. Saki Santorelli and Florence Meleo-Meyer.
2013 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction in Mind-Body Medicine. Jon Kabat-Zinn and and Saki Santorelli, a seven day training at Omega Institute.
2013 Kundalini Yoga May 12 – 17 at Omega Institute.
2012 MFA, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA.
2010 Embodied Presence: Cultivating Wakefulness, Generosity, and Flexibility™ Training Retreat for Teachers of Mindfulness-Based Interventions, Menla Mountain Retreat, Phoenicia NY. Saki Santorelli and Florence Meleo-Meyer.
2007 Practicing Peace in Times of War with Pema Chödrön, a three day workshop at Omega Institute
2005 BFA, SUNY Empire State College, Saratoga Springs, NY.
2005 Ordained Interfaith Minister, The New Seminary, New York NY.
2003 Advanced Teacher Training (TDI), Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program.
Certification as Registered Teacher (500 hours) through Yoga Alliance.
Teacher Certification, Royal Academy of Dance, London, England. 
Other Relevant Experience

Founder and director, Mindfulness-Based Self Expression (MBSE), a curriculum to enhance creativity, strengthen attention and emotional stability. Developed from Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program, MBSE is distinguished from other mindfulness based programs in that it incorporates experiential art-based exercises with traditional mindfulness practices in a format designed for use in the classroom.

Co-founder of the Shamballa Project a holiday hospice where mindfulness and creativity were offered to terminally ill cancer and AIDS patients.
Mentoring through ArtTable, a group of professional women in the visual arts to foster greater support, recognition and opportunities among students.
Thirty solo art exhibitions and eighty group shows; her paintings are in collections internationally, including the South Africa Parliament in Capetown, Ritz Carlton Hotels and Trump World Towers, Peoples Bank Corporate Office, Bridgeport CT.

Ongoing, Inaugural solo exhibition Center for Mindfulness, UMass Medical School, Worchester MA.

References upon request

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