Alisa Dennis

Alisa Dennis, Ph.D., discovered meditation through her study of metaphysics and ancient Christian mystical traditions. She practiced within the S.N. Goenka tradition of Vipassana, then studied mindfulness through the Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) at UCLA. She completed a multi-year, MBSR- training related to integrating contemplative practices into psychotherapy. Alisa also completed residential training in the Zen Soto tradition. Alisa values the unifying and integrating power of Insight practice and its capacity to re-connect us to our natural capacity to meet the moments of our lives with kindness, openness, and flexibility.

Alisa is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in the Los Angeles area. In addition to utilizing mindfulness-based therapy, Alisa incorporates the creative arts, including visual art, poetry, psychodrama, and sound. She offers mindfulness and self-compassion trainings at corporations and community-based organizations. Alisa is a teacher at Insight L.A., of Santa Monica, where she serves on the Teachers’ Council. She is in the current Spirit Rock Teacher Training Program and both assists and leads residential retreats and daylong programs.

Alisa has explored many other spiritual traditions. Her work with indigenous shamans has supported her development of a multi-dimensional consciousness and
has deepened and broadened the matrices through which she understands the nature of human existence. She can be reached at alisa@lotusgemtherapy.com.

Upcoming Programs by Alisa Dennis

Neurodharma Scholarship Registration

Also Rick Hanson, Terry Vandiver, Tina Rasmussen and Peter Grossenbacher

September 20–29, 2019

This registration page is for scholarship recipients only. For information about the program or general registration: https://www.shambhalamountain.org/program/nd919-neurodharma-retreat-with-dr-rick-hanson-a-10-day-experiential/  

Neurodharma Retreat with Dr. Rick Hanson: A 10-day Experiential Exploration of the Deepest Roots of the Highest Happiness

Also Rick Hanson, Terry Vandiver, Tina Rasmussen and Peter Grossenbacher

September 20–29, 2019

The combination of modern brain science and ancient Buddhist wisdom is illuminating the embodied basis of deep experiences of present moment awareness, contentment and love, and the sense of being one with everything. Join New York Times bestselling author Rick Hanson, Ph.D. and learn experiential methods for relaxing the contracted sense of self and resting […]