Judith Lissing is a Scientist, Mindfulness Trainer, Psychotherapist & Wellness Coach, She has a personal meditation practice that spans more than 3 decades as well as nearly 20 years experience in teaching stress management and meditation.
Judith holds a Bachelor of Science degree with Honours in Immunology and a Masters degree in Public Health. She has been an Associate Lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of NSW since 1999, and has also held roles in medical research and health management during the course of her career.
Judith Lissing first learned to meditate 34 years ago, a few months before a serious motor vehicle accident put her into hospital, bed-bound in traction for nearly four months during the final year of her university study. It was meditation that helped her overcome the physical and emotional challenges of these long months in hospital, as well as the operations that took place in the coming years. Meditation also helped Judith to maintain her motivation to complete her degree with Honours, in spite of the challenges.
As part of her Masters degree, Judith developed a primary prevention program for youth suicide, based on developing positive self-concept in childhood and improving the resilience of young people. She was invited to trial this program in schools across Sydney, and eventually developed an adult program based on Mindfulness practice and Positivity, a course that she runs on a regular basis throughout the year. She also conducts workplace programs to enhance productivity and positivity at work.