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Adi Flesher, M.Ed, LP is a psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City. He is a long time educator and meditator with a passion for bringing contemplative practices into education. As the former director of the Contemplative Teaching and Learning Initiative at the Garrison Institute, he worked with thought leaders in the fields of neuroscience, psychology, and social and emotional learning, to help build the emerging field of Contemplative Teaching and Learning, which promotes awareness of self, other and the world by infusing experiential practices such as mindfulness, yoga, tai chi, art, music, reflective journaling and others into classroom life and subject teaching
He is a lecturer in the department of Counseling, Leadership, Literacy and Special Education at Lehman College, City University of New York, where he uses contemplative practices to help teachers honor and celebrate neurodiversity in their students and their self. He received an M.Ed in Mind, Brain and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a dual B.A. in Political Science/Jewish History from Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary.