Donald Altman

Donald Altman is a psychotherapist, an award-winning author, a mindfulness consultant, and an international workshop trainer. He is a former Buddhist monk and past vice president of the Center for Mindful Eating. Mr. Altman’s passion is bringing ancient, timeless values and practices into modern life, and he has taught thousands of health care and business professionals how to apply mindfulness for self-growth, in relationships, and in the workplace. In addition to writing the Practical Mindfulness blog for Psychology Today and articles for Psychotherapy Networker, he was featured in The Mindfulness Movie and profiled by the Living Spiritual Teachers Project. For many years, Mr. Altman taught as an adjunct professor at the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling and for Portland State University’s interpersonal neurobiology certificate program. In addition to leading workshops and retreats, he has written over 15 books on mindfulness that have been translated into several languages. Mr. Altman’s book The Mindfulness Toolbox won two national best book awards, and Clearing Emotional Clutter and The Mindfulness Code were named one of the Best Spiritual Books of 2016 and 2010, respectively. His newest book is Simply Mindful: A 7-Week Course and Personal Handbook for Mindful Living.