Laurie Kalter, MPA, CMBM certified
Laurie Kalter, MPA, CMBM certified, has more than 40 years of experience in the health care field and retired from the University of California, San Francisco in 2019 after 23 years in clinical and medical education settings. She is faculty for the Center for Mind Body Medicine (cmbm.org) and has been on a discovery path for more than 30 years, starting with teaching herself yoga from a book in high school. She went on to study different yogic traditions (kundalini, hatha), meditation (Vipassana, Christ consciousness, Transcendental meditation), metaphysical and shamanic traditions (Peruvian, African, shamanic journeying). Laurie is trained in Reiki, hands-on healing and chakra balancing. She practiced Tai Chi for more than twenty years.
Laurie was a certified counselor in New Mexico in the 1990s and worked for the University of New Mexico with individuals and groups around addiction and relationships.
As faculty for the Center for Mind Body Medicine, she has participated in trainings for the VA VISN 8 in Florida, the Shasta/Sonoma communities in California and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She has led many online Mind Body Medicine Skills groups and provides supervision for training facilitators. Laurie led Mind-Body Medicine groups for faculty, staff and veterans at the SF Veteran’s Health Care Administration, the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine for parents of chronically ill children and the UCSF Student Health Center. She currently leads sessions for UCSF medical students. Laurie is interested in social justice and volunteered at the San Quentin State Prison in California. Laurie received her BA in Psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo and her Master’s in Public Administration, from the University of New Mexico.