About Dr. Rossy

Lynn Rossy, Ph.D., has been teaching and researching mindfulness-based interventions targeting stress, pain, cancer, depression, and eating since 1999. She has trained extensively at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society in Worcester, MA. She received her doctorate and was trained as a health psychologist at the University of Missouri. She founded the Mindfulness Practice Center on the University of Missouri campus in 2002—an innovative program that offers mindfulness classes, workshops, and presentations to students, faculty and staff.

She is a member of the teacher’s collective at a center for insight meditation in Columbia, MO. In 2008 she completed a 2-1/2 year meditation training program through Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California. She is a certified yoga instructor through Kripalu Yoga Center and often teaches yoga at Alley Cat Yoga Center in Columbia, MO.

Lynn has a passion for her work that is motivated by her desire for people to discover more fulfilling, meaningful, and joyful lives. She incorporates and combines a variety of Western and Eastern philosophies and teachings in her work. You may contact her at RossyL@umsystem.edu.

The Blog
Tasting Mindfulness was created to be a support for people hoping to have a different relationship with their food, their bodies, their minds, and ultimately their lives. It grew out of a ten week program entitled “Eat for Life” that was developed by Dr. Lynn Rossy and Hannah Bush, M.A. and is offered to faculty and staff at the University of Missouri. The philosophy is holistic and comprehensive–incorporating mindfulness, the intuitive wisdom of the body and mind, and educational components that support our efforts to be more healthy and conscious about our actions and behaviors. Enjoy!

Healthy for Life
Healthy for Life, the T. E. Atkins Wellness Program, serves the employees and retirees of the University of Missouri System and their families, as well as the community. Its mission is to support the university’s teaching, research, service and economic development missions by aligning university health care resources to foster a vibrant, healthy climate in which university faculty, staff, retirees and students thrive and flourish. For more information go to the Healthy for Life website.

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13 Responses to About Dr. Rossy

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  2. I hope this salute with his experience of inspiration for me, thanks for sharing

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  6. Dr Rossy: …nice work on the blog and web site. Nice work all around.

  7. Dr Rossy,
    You have dream job.. of course so do I. You have pedigree training, very impressive ! I currently work as and training Behavioral Health Consultants to provide services in Primary Care. I started Mindfulness practice in 1974 while training to be a volunteer for drug crisis center in Carbondale, Ill. Was turned onto the terminology in 1995 when exposed to Dialectical Behavior Therapy, later practiced more intensively with DBT consultation Team in the last several years,I stopped DBT in 2012. Have been close to Thomas Merton, Kabat- Zinn, Ram Dass for years. //Currently I find myself teaching some variant of Mindfulness to patients/colleagues daily as practical application for them being effective in reaching their goals. Particularly interested in different ways to present non-judgmental stance micro, macro, and meta.//Also am considering and would like feedback about developing outline for Community College class in Mindfulness. Namaste ,
    John

  8. Delila Shedden

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on intuitive eating. Regards

  9. Dear Dr Rossy, thank you for your MBSR Yoga videos 1 and 2 which I follow on youtube. I like the content and I like the way you present the content. // Psychology and Heath seems like a wonderful combination to research. I’ll be on the lookout for your first book. Would it be possible for me to have access to your research papers in the meantime ? // My own background is Astrophysics, although I didn’t pursue it beyond a PhD. Non-professionally I’m dabbling in the “spiritual origins” of yoga and mindfulness (currently Edwin F Bryant, Bhikkhu Bodhi) but I’m primarily relying on my own practice and experimentation and the writings of Bhante Gunaratana and also the writings of Prof. Mark Williams (University of Oxford). My main interest (other than my long overdue interest in my physical and mental health) is how Eastern spirituality and especially mindfulness can shed light on and compliment the Christian tradition (and perhaps visa versa), specifically the writings of the “New Testament” and perhaps the Tanakh/Torah. But it is very difficult to find people who are enthusiastic about both Eastern and Western practice and wish to incorporate the wisdom of both into their own lives. Do you have any suggestions? Best wishes. “Mark8v29” (please forgive my pseudonym).

  10. Hi Mark: Thanks for your interest. I have an article on Eat for Life on the American Journal of Health Promotion website. There is a book forthcoming.
    Many blessings, Lynn

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  13. I have an article on Eat for Life on the American Journal of Health Promotion website. There is a book forthcoming.

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