Valerie Lorig, M.Ed, LPC, has practiced and taught Buddhism for over 30 years. A faculty member at Naropa University in the Contemplative Psychology Department, she integrates meditative disciplines with contemplative psychology. Naropa’s founder, Trungpa Rinpoche, empowered her as a holder of the feminine principle. She utilizes this training by teaching experientially as well as intellectually. Valerie has a psychotherapy practice at Auspicious Coincidence Counseling in Boulder, Colorado, using Mindfulness and Awareness, Hakomi, EMDR, Brainspotting, and PACT to help clients connect with their innate goodness. Earlier in her career she was the art director for Silver Wave Records and designed CD art for Grammy award-winning Native American musicians.