Mary Brantley, MA, LMFT,

Mary Brantley, MA, LMFT, teaches loving kindness meditation in the Mindfulness-Based Stress
Reduction (MBSR) program at Duke Integrative Medicine, in Duke’s Distance Learning phone
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction classes, and in various research projects at UNC-Chapel Hill in
collaboration with Dr. Barbara Fredrickson. She has been practicing meditation for thirty years and
attends yearly intensive retreats, many at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA. She has practiced
with luminaries, including Sharon Salzberg, Joseph Goldstein, Joan Halifax, Thich Nhat Hanh, Rodney
Smith and Leigh Brasington, and completed the professional training for Mindfulness-Based Stress
Reduction by Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli. She is co-author of The Gift of Loving-Kindness: 100
Meditations on Compassion, Forgiveness and Generosity, and until recently, worked as a
psychotherapist in private practice (25 years).