Visiting Teachers

Skilled and Compassionate Guidance Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center guided meditation retreats are led by the most skilled and capable teachers...

Susan Morgan, MSN, RN, CS

Susan Morgan is a psychotherapist in private practice in Cambridge, MA. She consults with therapists who are interested in deepening therapeutic presence. Susan completed a 4-year silent mindfulness meditation retreat along with her partner, Bill in 2013. She has co-led retreats for psychotherapists with Bill for the past 15 years and together also lead small on-line study-practice groups or sanghas for psychotherapists. Lovingkindness and mindfulness of the body are integral to her mindfulness teaching.

Susan is a board member of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, a non-profit organization in Boston, which offers seminars, courses, retreats and a certificate program for mental health professionals. She is a contributing author to Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, a best selling text in its second edition.

Events with Susan Morgan, MSN, RN, CS

Cultivating Focused Attention: An Intensive Retreat for Mental Health Professionals
July 2 - 9, 2024

Focused attention, or concentration (samadhi, in Pali) is the weakest link in practice for most meditators. This is no surprise given our cultural penchant for multi-tasking and the accelerating speed and quantity of sensory stimulation in which we are immersed. Nonetheless, in many meditative traditions, concentration is seen as a prerequisite for deepening insight. It can also serve as a balm for settling our dysregulated nervous systems and a respite, refuge, and port in the stormy seas of daily life. This kind of practice is an invaluable resource for emotional regulation for both clinicians and our clients, as we walk…