Carla Martins, PhD is a mindfulness teacher and psychologist in private practice with clinical offices in Porto and Felgueiras, Portugal. She completed an MSc in Neuropsychology and Cognitive Psychology with a focus on older people, and worked for three years as a researcher at the Oxford Project to Investigate Memory and Aging at Oxford University. She completed her training as a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor at the University of Massachusetts, and has concluded a PhD in psychology with a focus on Transpersonal Psychology. In her practice she uses transpersonal and existential approaches as well as mindfulness, acceptance and compassion techniques, and she teaches mindfulness at several universities in Portugal. She is also training to be a mindfulness instructor for children and adolescents. More information about her practice, Ser Integral: Mindfulness & Psychology, can be found at www.serintegral.pt.