WHO I AM
I am a trainined and vocationed psychologist, teacher and institutional consultant in private practice in Barcelona. I like to work with and for people, in order to accompany them in their personal growth and psychological well-being.
I have more than 20 years of experience in the field of social intervention and international cooperation, both in the field of management and psychosocial work. I have also worked with organizations involved with people at risk of social exclusion and with organizations that accompany people who have experienced sociopolitical inequalities.
In recent years I have been intensely engaged in psychotherapy and individual and group supervision, from a more psychosocial side and integrating mindfulness and meditation as part of the intervention model.
My journey towards mindfulness happened when I was searching for my own self-care: after more than a decade dedicated to caring for others in situations of social exclusion and risk, I realized that I was beginning to have symptoms of the so-called burnout which entailed an impact on my personal and social life. I first started practicing mindfulness on my own and then i atended my fisrst reteat with the Spanish Association of Mindfulness and Compassion (AEMind), and later, with a 5-day retreat in the intensive MBSR Program and cognitive therapy (Rebap International). These experiential experiences lead me to incorporate the daily continuous practice of mindfulness and compassion, as well as to form myself more in the scientific bases of meditation.
Looking for a specific training for psychology professionals in the Mindfulness business, I received the “Advanced Training in the application of Mindfulness in Clinical Therapy” in AEMIND – Spanish Association of Mindfulness and Compassion, endorsed and recognized by the Official Board of Psychologists.
Then, I started a training stage in the United States that led me to train as a facilitator of Mindfulness (“Trained Mindfulness Facilitator”) by UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) and later, in:
UCSD-Center for Mindfulness (University of California, San Diego-USA) I was trained as
“Teacher Trainee MSC – Selffulness Self-compassion”
“Teacher Trainee MFY -Making Friends with Yourself”
“MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy) Course”
The formative trajectory, the professional journey, the daily practice and my empathic and close contact with people facilitate a transformative personal work to learn to live in wisdom, satisfaction and kindness.
Cecília Gelpí Arroyo
> Psicòloga 11.767 COPC
> Trained Mindfulness Facilitator (UCLA)
> Member of International Mindfulness Teachers Association
> IMTA Certified Mindfulness Teacher, Professional Level (CMT-P)