Carol Sorrentino, MSN, APRN, BC

Clinical Nurse Specialist

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After spending years on what she describes as “autopilot,” Carol began practicing mindfulness to focus and relax. An advanced-practice nurse in child and adolescent mental health and therapist, she is now helping others learn mindfulness practice as a co-teacher. "I want to help others steal moments and get the most of every one." For instance, instead of tapping her foot impatiently while waiting for the elevator, Sorrentino takes a few deep breaths, relaxing her body and her mind. She's using mindfulness to help care for patients, too. "I share techniques to help calm them and help them appreciate the things they have."

Carol discovered mindfulness after her significant other suffered a heart attack. The practice was included in a book about ways to lower your risk for heart disease. Realizing the power of mindfulness practice, she signed up for a class, attended a retreat with its founder Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., and has been practicing for more than 15 years. "Now my intention is to be present for every moment in my life," she says.

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