Welcome! Thank you so much for visiting. My name is Amalia Briggs, and I am the owner of Great Lakes Mindfulness, a licensed mental health therapist, and a licensed holistic yoga and meditation teacher. I conduct all of the therapy and mindfulness coaching offered through Great Lakes Mindfulness, and I lead our professional CE workshops and retreats along with a team of other professionals.
After receiving my clinical training from the University of Michigan, I worked as a therapist, program supervisor, and parent educator at a nonprofit organization. Through my education and clinical work, I have received extensive training in mindfulness-based interventions, best-practice parenting strategies, and providing trauma-informed care. As a clinician, I quickly learned that mindfulness strategies helped my clients more than anything else, by teaching them how to find peace and inner strength no matter what was going on in their lives.
Since becoming a therapist, I have studied mindfulness nationally and internationally. I studied yoga at a yoga school in India, became certified as a holistic yoga teacher, and received training in iRest® Yoga Nidra, which is a clinically-adapted form of guided meditation. Now I work with many individuals and professionals by teaching mindfulness techniques in schools, companies, and homes.
I have spent the majority of my professional career heavily immersed in both the theory and practice of mindfulness, and I’ve seen mindfulness transform so many lives—including my own. So I started Great Lakes Mindfulness with one goal in mind: to share the healing powers of mindfulness with as many people as possible.
I’ve worked with many clients whose life experiences have left them feeling broken and disconnected from themselves and others. The truth is, no matter what has happened to you or what you have done in your life, nothing is wrong with you, and it is never too late to make changes and feel better. Everyone has an inner wholeness—a wholeness that has never been hurt and that has always been healthy. When we have lost touch with this inner wholeness, it can affect our relationships, our careers, our health, and how we feel about ourselves. Emotions can feel overwhelming, and we might feel like we don’t have options. When life’s difficulties start to pile up, it might feel like this wholeness is gone, or like it has been buried, but I promise—it’s there.
The power to access this inner wholeness, to feel better, and to find healing already exists inside of you. Using mindfulness can help you tap into that power, allowing you to grow, prosper, and move forward in life. Once you access this inner wholeness, navigating life’s challenges becomes much easier. You are able to maintain a sense of inner security and peace, no matter what difficulties you encounter. Life becomes brighter, easier, and more joyful.
Amalia Briggs, LMSW, RYT
Michigan LMSW License: 6801097627
Yoga Alliance RYT: 282552