Author of ‘SNAP! From Chaos to Calm,’ Potiker will also present a talk April 28 as part of the Center’s free live online book club events

SAN DIEGO, CA, April 12, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — Julie Potiker, mindfulness expert and author of the new book “SNAP! From Chaos to Calm,” has joined the teaching team at the University of California San Diego’s Center for Mindfulness, part of the university’s Center for Integrative Health.

Potiker will also present a free talk from noon to 1 p.m. PDT April 28 as part of the Center’s online book club. Participants can register for these talks, which will be presented on Zoom, here.

A certified Mindful Self Compassion Teacher, Julie is a mindfulness expert who helps others bring more peace and wellness into their lives through her Mindful Methods for Life program offerings, where she combines various trainings into courses and workshops.

Julie is a Certified Mindful Self-Compassion teacher and founder of the Balanced Mind Meditation Center in La Jolla, California. She began her in-depth study 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 in 2014. She studied with Rick Hanson, becoming a graduate of his Positive Neuroplasticity Training Professional Course.

Julie is a graduate of David Treleaven’s Advanced Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness Course, and a teacher of the Mindful Self-Compassion Adaptation for Healthcare Communities and the Mindful Self-Compassion short course. She is a Certified Grief Educator for peer-to-peer and group facilitation through David Kessler’s Grief Educator Certification. Her work has been featured by The Oprah Magazine, Costco Connection, AARP, AP News, NBC, CBS, Fox, The CW, and many more. She holds a B.G.S. from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from George Washington University.

About the author: Julie Potiker is a mindfulness expert with extensive certifications and teacher training in a variety of tools and methods, including Mindful Self-Compassion. Her new book is “SNAP! From Chaos to Calm.” Through her Mindful Methods for Life program offerings, Julie helps others bring more peace and wellness into their lives. Julie’s first book, “Life Falls Apart, but You Don’t Have To: Mindful Methods for Staying Calm in the Midst of Chaos,” is now available on audiobook. Learn more at

To request an interview with Julie Potiker or a copy of her new book, contact Anita J.K. and Michelle T.N., Wasabi Publicity, Inc. 828.817.4034 For more information visit

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