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         DBT Skills Trainer and Consultant

         Keynote Speaker

         Inspirational Humorist

         Licensed and Board Certified Clinical Social Worker (NY & MA)

         Certified Life Coach (DMA, Robert Fritz)

         Certified Therapeutic Laughter Coach and Laughter Yoga Teacher

         Certified Reiki Master

Lisa Wessan was an internationally published science and health journalist for 20 years, prior to her career as a therapist and life coach. She specialized as a biotechnology analyst.She had a successful career at Genetic Engineering News and as editor of the monthly Biotechnology Press Digest.

While she was a journalist, Wessan was studying methods of transformation at the Carl Jung Foundation and other schoolsin New York City.She eventually became certified as a Master Business and Life Coach by Dr. Robert Fritz, DMA Inc.,in 1988, in Fritz's Technologies for Creating coaching program. Dr. Fritz's work combined energy medicine, quantum physics and project management for better living.

Her interest in immunology led her to the field of psychoneuroimmunology (PNI), better known as integrative or functional medicine. PNI led her to work with holistic MDs, eventually producing talk shows in radio and television at WOR-AM and NBC,

respectively.Wessan still has one foot in broadcasting as the producer and on-air host of the cable television show,The Lisa Wessan Show,where she explores best practices in the process of personal transformation.

While doing research on stress management techniques in graduate school for clinical social work, Wessan explored the research on therapeutic uses of laughter for caregivers.
During post-graduate research on laughter therapy, Wessan became double certified to teach Laughter Yoga and Laughter Meditation in medical settings.

Her work has been featured on CNNís Paula Zahn Now, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Daily News, The Boston Globe, The Lowell Sun, ABC News 20/20, and in many television, print and radio interviews.

Since she left New York City in 2006, Wessan has been in private practice in Westford, MA, and works with clients of all ages.

As a Solution Focused therapist, Wessan became interested in the robust results from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), so she studied with
Dr. Marsha Linehan, founder and thought leader of DBT. Wessan has been facilitating ongoing weeklyDBT skills groups since 2015, and incorporates DBT skills into individual, family and couples counseling.

Wessan also facilitates a variety ofinspirational keynotes includingEmotion Regulation and Mindfulness, Team Building with Laughter,Laughter Therapy for Caregivers,Preventing Burnout, Let Go & Lighten Up and Distress Tolerance: Many Paths Up the Mountain, to name a few.

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