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 online therapy and continuing education opportunities offered through Great Lakes Mindfulness.
After receiving my clinical training from the University of Michigan, I worked as a therapist, group facilitator, and supervisor 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 helped my clients more than anything else by teaching them how to feel calm no matter what was going on in their lives.
Since becoming a mental health therapist, I have studied mindfulness nationally and internationally; I studied yoga 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 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 to continue sharing the benefits of mindfulness with others.
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 a part of themselves that has never been hurt and that has always been healthy. When we have lost touch with this part of ourselves, 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 healthy part of ourselves is gone, but I promise—it’s there.
The power to access your inner wholeness, to find clarity, and to feel better already exists inside of you. Using mindfulness can help you harness that power, allowing you to move forward in life and thrive. You are able to maintain a sense of security and inner peace, no matter what difficulties you encounter. Life becomes brighter, easier, and more joyful.
Amalia Briggs, LMSW - Clinical, RYT
Michigan LMSW - Clinical License: 6801097627
Yoga Alliance RYT: 282552