Hi, I'm Adrienne
Educator, Certified Mindfulness Instructor
Non-Violent Communication(NVC) Practitioner, Certified Hypnotherapist (CHT)
Yoga Instructor, RYT--200
Adrienne Lopez, the founder and creator of MindHeart Space, has always been passionate about supporting individuals to develop and express their full potential, inside and outside. She is a firm believer that all individuals have the answers they are seeking within and given the optimal conditions, they can learn to more easily access their internal resources and trust their own inner wisdom.
As an educator, a Certified Mindfulness instructor, Certified Yoga Teacher, and a trained Nonviolent Communication (NVC) practitioner, Adrienne has become experienced in coaching others in getting their needs meet at school, work, and home. Serving as a classroom teacher for 12 years in a public school, she has also worked as an educational consultant and as a private educator for 4 years. She has been committed to incorporating mindfulness and NVC into school culture. In additional to her academic career, Adrienne worked in the beauty industry for several years in southern California.
Through her varied life and work experience, she believes that much of a person's level of well-being and satisfaction is an extension of their beliefs and the “stories” they tell themselves about life. This shapes individuals' mindset and how they look at life. She offers her expertise to support others in examining how they might reframe beliefs and behaviors that may no longer be serving them.
Possessing a lifelong interest in language, story-telling, and how people share their lives in metaphor and images, she completed her hypnotherapy training with the realization that imagination is a powerful tool for health and healing. In fact, Adrienne is drawn to using techniques found in oral traditional cultures where trance, storytelling and healing are often combined. She has also been trained in energy healing techniques including: Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Energy-Active Point Healing.
Adrienne Lopez is a native of San Clemente, California. She earned a BA in English from California State University, San Marcos and has a MA in Writing & Cultural Studies from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Below are some of her recent roles and contributions.
Presenter, Antioch Unified, Professional Development, workshops on NVC for educators, 2010.
Presenter, Mt. Diablo Unified School District, Professional Development, 2015-16, 2017-18
Presenter, at Peaceful Schools Conference—Jan 30, 2016
Presenter, Multi-cultural Educators Conference—
Feb, 2016: “Awareness, Agency, and Action.”
Feb 2017: “Teaching Mindfulness: Broadening Definitions of Student Success.”
April 2018: “Creating Equitable Schools: PBIS, SEL, and Mindfulness"
Instructor, Day-long Mindfulness Professional Development for Benicia Unified School Psychologists
Instructor, Annual, Six-week Parent Mindfulness Class at Valley View Middle , Pleasant Hill, next starts Thursday, Jan 15th.
Facilitator, Community Mindfulness meetup group.
School Coordinator, Positive Behavior Invention and Support, MDUSD