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Gary Petingola
Gary Petingola
Social Worker at Health Sciences North/Horizon Santé-Nord

Gary Petingola is a Masters prepared Social Worker and employee at Health Sciences North/Horizon Santé-Nord in Sudbury, ON with 26 years of service. He also is co-founder and owner of Mindfulness on the Rocks – Meditation Solutions for Maximum Life Impact. Gary is qualified to teach Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Programing professionally trained at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Gary has participated in a 7-day professional training program under the direction of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and Dr. Saki Santorelli, of The Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Additionally he has trained at the Centre for Mindfulness Ireland; the OMEGA Institute for Holistic Studies; Shambhala Mountain Center and the Harvard Medical School. He is invited to speak internationally and has provided instruction to over 1000 health care professionals as well as published on the topic of mindfulness.

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