Judith Lissing is a Scientist, Mindfulness Trainer, Psychotherapist & Wellness Coach, She has a personal meditation practice that spans almost 4 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 2000, and has also held roles in medical research and health management during the course of her career.
Judith Lissing first learned to meditate in 1980 whilst studying at university. A few months later, following a serious motor vehicle accident, she discovered the true value of regular meditation. It was this practice that helped her overcome the physical and emotional challenges of spending four long months in hospital, as well as the disappointments and ongoing surgeries 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 building 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.