About Mindful Sounds with Cindy Foster, LCSW

Cindy Kracht Foster, LCSW, ACSW has been a licensed clinical psychotherapist and social worker for over 36 years. She has been combining traditional psychotherapy along with self-empowering mind/body stress reduction techniques in employee assistance programs, medical settings and private practice since 1982. She has had the privilege of working with people from a wide range of ages, ethnicity, problems and strengths.

She is a graduate from both the Professional and Advanced Mind/BodyMedicine Training Programs, under the direction of James Gordon, MD (former Chair of the White House Commission on Complimentary Medicine Policy).

Cindy also completed an intensive professional training on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, with Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD (Director of the Center for Mindfulness In Medicine, Health Care, and Society ), and with Saki Santorelli, PhD (Director of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program, University of Massachusetts Medical School).

Cindy brought the mindfulness stress reduction program to St. Joseph Hospital's Wellness program in Augusta, Georgia, where she served as Director of the Stress Reduction Program for 6 years.  She worked with both patients and staff in lowering stress levels and incorporating effective ways to deal with ongoing stress.  Cindy has also presented workshops on the "Power of Mindfulness in the Workplace" at Hargrove Leadership Services, where she maintained a clinical practice .  She has presented at the National Association of Social workers on the "Effectiveness of Mindfulness in  Psychotherapy," and conducted an all day workshop on "Maintaining Health Within the Healer," where participants obtained continuing educational credits.

Cindy currently has expanded her private practice in Augusta, Georgia..

Upon the request of clients, Cindy has developed several mindful meditations, guided imagery and self-hypnosis products to help meet the needs of her clients..

Cindy maintains her own daily mindfulness practice, viewing this as an important aspect of staying well and centered within herself, work, and life.