Welcome and thank you for visiting my site! I have provided tools and resources to help you cultivate attention, stillness, peace, and wellness in all areas of your life.

As a leader, I believe it is my responsibility to empower others to live their lives fully awake; embracing the peace they deserve. For many, cultivating attention or focus requires intentional effort and practice. It is not hard to strengthen one’s level of attention, empathy, peace, creativity, and wellness but it does take intention and regular (mindfulness) exercise. As a result, I developed mindfulness classes and workshops for college students and those working in higher education.

My professional mindfulness advising experience began with an audience of college students but has spread to include those in business, non-profits, and administrators in higher education. I advise and coach those who wish to strengthen their attention, mindset, and leadership abilities so they can live a life of purpose, embracing peace and stillness. 

About Dr. Hendricks

Currently, Dr. Hendricks serves as the Director of The Pre-Health Advising Center and Mindfulness Coach at The University of Toledo. Deborah developed and teaches “Cultivating Awareness through Mindfulness” and “MindfulnessPD” and facilitates mindfulness workshops for college students and faculty. In addition, she serves as a guest speaker and educator in university classrooms, community workshops, organizations, and presents both regionally and nationally at professional conferences on mindfulness. 

Dr. Hendricks holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies, a Master of Arts in College Student Personnel, and a Doctor of Education in Leadership Studies all from Bowling Green State University.  She is a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) and conducted original scientific research: Hendricks, D. S., Lavery, M. R., Bouillon, L. E., & Gotfried, R. S. (2019). Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Mindfulness App Among Academic Advisors. Journal of Technology in Behavioral Science, 1-7)

Deborah completed training at the Omega Institute in New York under the direction of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn as well as mindfulness coursework at BGSU. 

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