About Shelly Young
Shelly Young, MA, LPCC, LADC is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
She has been a mindfulness instructor for over 25 years and has led workshops and trainings throughout the U.S. and Canada since 1985.
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Shelly has been a co-teacher with Shinzen Young and has taught his innovative Unified Mindfulness System at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of New Mexico, Longmont United Hospital, Denver Health Addiction Counselor Training Program and numerous other educational facilities. She has presented Grand Rounds lectures at hospitals including Bethesda Naval Medical Center. Shelly offers continuing education seminars to mental health professionals and has presented in over 100 U.S. cities for both Cross Country Education and PESI Healthcare.
The Unified Mindfulness System developed by Shinzen Young, is the foundation of Shelly’s clinical work with both adults and children. Her passion for working with others continually soars as she witnesses consistently dramatic transformation in clients, often times in a few weeks or less. Shelly finds that most clients easily catch on to the methods and begin to apply them to their lives immediately.
Shelly is the co-author of the book Break Out of the Sugar Prison, in which she discusses her compelling journey through and out of a debilitating sugar addiction. She is a professional writer for HealthCentral.com writing articles about mindfulness in the diabetes section of the site. Shelly has authored a short story, entitled, Benny The Bunny Finds the Happy Place: A Mindfulness Journey for Children and Adults, creatively offering a message of love and acceptance that can resonate with both adults and children.
Shelly presently maintains a mindfulness-based psychotherapy practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her new and exciting endeavor is teaching the Unified Mindfulness System in the heart disease prevention program at Vessel Health, directed by cardiologist, Harvey White, M.D. Shelly continues to serve people nationwide through her telephone and Skype counseling service.