Professor Ana Bodnar

Professor Ana Bodnar

Dr. Ana Bodnar is a clinical psychologist, and yoga and meditation teacher. She holds a Doctorate in Psychology (1992) from the University of Toronto. Dr. Bodnar has taught in the areas of Buddhist Psychology, Yoga Psychology and Mindfulness and Psychotherapy for over 10 years, providing professional training to mental health professionals as well as teaching in the community. She teaches with the University of Toronto Applied Mindfulness Program as well as the Centre for Studies in Mindfulness, and has also taught Critical Multicultural Counselling courses and Mindfulness and Psychotherapy Courses in the Graduate Psychology Program at University of Toronto. Dr. Bodnar has 20 years of clinical experience in the assessment and treatment of psychological problems such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, trauma, grief and addictions. As part of her clinical experience, she worked in the Aboriginal community for 20 years as a Consultant/Trainer/Clinician, including 9 years as Consulting Psychologist for the Aboriginal Services Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Dr. Bodnar has published articles in the area of Aboriginal Mental Health and in Guided Imagery and Addictions. She released the CD Embracing Peace: Guided Meditations for Peace and Tranquility. She is particularly interested in the ongoing dialogue between Buddhism, Yoga Psychology, Mindfulness and Self-Compassion and Western psychological theory, research and practice and incorporates these approaches in her teaching and clinical work.