Susan Wiley, MD
Psychiatrist, Co-Founder, LVHN Center for Mindfulness
Dr. Wiley is a co-founder of the Center for Mindfulness and is the current director. She obtained certification to teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in 2010 from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She was formerly vice chair of Lehigh Valley Health Network’s psychiatry department, where she has been practicing and teaching since 1982. Susan is a board-certified psychiatrist who has been practicing ambulatory psychiatry for more than 39 years in the department of psychiatry at LVHN. Dr. Wiley has devoted her career to investigating the relationship between the body and mind within bio-psychosocial systems. She views each human life as a unique and beautiful part of a complex system of causes and conditions, to be understood, accepted, and celebrated.
Mindfulness has been the “magic medicine” that has helped her be more patient, compassionate, and accepting of life's challenges. "Mindfulness helps us to find peace in moments of tumult and stress and greater joy in the mundane," she says. "It builds emotional intelligence and resiliency. Mindfulness helps us cultivate our best human qualities of patience, friendliness, joyfulness, and compassion. We all have the natural ability to be mindful. We just need to learn ways to cultivate mindful-awareness in our lives."