Saleema (Eileen) Giltinan has over thirty five years of experience working as a mindfulness counselor. She received her Bachelors Degree in Social Work from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and her Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, California. Eileen uses a compassion based approach that integrates mind, body and spirit. Her counseling style helps people recognize the thought based assumptions that constrict and sabotage healthy interpersonal relationships. Teaching her clients the power of compassionate thought patterns, she helps them to cultivate empathy and patience as they gain a deeper understanding of themselves and others. She also teaches her clients the art of using contemplative meditation techniques that can help them eliminate fear and stress.
Eileen has traveled extensively through India, Europe and the United States. She lived in northern India for five years and studied the diverse cultural and religious practices of the region. This experience taught her to see the similarities we all share regardless of race, creed or nationality, and to recognize the beauty of humanity’s interconnectedness. This appreciation of diversity lead her to focus on the things people have in common rather than on the differences that separate and isolate people from one and other.
In her spare time Eileen writes poetry and treatises on spiritual practices for adults and children. She loves animals, enjoys being in nature, hiking, and spending time strumming on her harp.