Julie Potiker

About Julie Potiker

Author and mindfulness expert Julie Potiker is an attorney who began her serious study and investigation of mindfulness after graduating from the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program at the University of California, San Diego. She was trained by Kristin Neff, Christopher Germer and UCSD as a Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher. She went on to study with Rick Hanson, becoming a graduate of his Positive Neuroplasticity Training Professional Course. Potiker also completed Brené Brown’s Living Brave Semester. Now, she shares these and other mindfulness techniques with the world through her Mindful Methods for Life trainings and her new book: “Life Falls Apart, but You Don’t Have To: Mindful Methods for Staying Calm In the Midst of Chaos.” She holds a B.G.S. from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from George Washington University.
11 July, 2020


By |2020-07-10T11:10:32-07:00July 11th, 2020|Mindful Methods|

I recently shared a post to my Facebook page that caused quite a ruckus. I am mindful to not share my political views, as I want my page to be a place of calm for everyone. After 90 minutes of trying to moderate and mediate the discussion between those people who view wearing [...]

15 June, 2020

Build Your Immunity by Reducing Stress

By |2020-05-19T13:18:21-07:00June 15th, 2020|Mindful Methods|

There are a number of studies that show stress weakens our immune system. When we experience stress and anxiety, our body is flooded with chemicals and hormones such as adrenaline that, through prolonged and consistent exposure, will compromise the immune system and leave us more vulnerable to illness and infection. Mindfulness is a [...]

15 May, 2020

Now Is the Perfect Time to Be Nicer to Yourself

By |2020-04-14T09:14:58-07:00May 15th, 2020|Mindful Methods|

Life falls apart, but you don’t have to. There’s a reason I picked this as the title for my book! Being alive means navigating the waters of intermittent chaos. We can’t control most of what goes on around us, but we can control how we respond to it. That’s where Mindful Self-Compassion comes in. Mindful [...]

15 April, 2020

Up Your Self-Care with Soothing Touch

By |2020-02-26T12:48:12-08:00April 15th, 2020|Mindful Methods|

When a child is hurt, a caring adult can reach out with a soothing touch and a soft voice to comfort them. That soothing touch and gentle voice taps into the mammalian caregiver response, prompting the release of oxytocin and opiates in both adults and children. Many people don’t realize they can give [...]