Paul Peel is a Registered Psychologist practicing Clinical Psychology in BC since 1980 (CPBC Registration #644). Paul successfully integrates mindfulness meditation practice into his psychotherapy with clients and consulting work with professionals.
From the beginning of his career, Paul studied and practiced with the leading pathfinders and founders of family therapy, group psychotherapy, couples’ & individual therapy, and organizational development. Some of his early teachers and inspirations include Virginia Satir, John Wallen, Nancy Rogers (Carl Rogers daughter), Esalen’s Michael Murphy (Fritz Perls sponsor), David Burns, Allan Marlatt, Stanley Krippner, Dennis Jaffe, Marvin Weisbord, and other NTL Trainers. In more recent years, Paul has continued to study and be influenced by Francine Shapiro, John Gottman, Les Greenberg, Sue Johnson, Stephen C. Hayes, Jeffery Young, and Christine Padesky.
After being profoundly impacted by both Satir and Wallen, in 1973, Paul travelled to India where he studied / experienced a variety of approaches to meditation. He returned four more times and, in 1976, he co-developed a month-long program that integrated meditation and counselling. This program morphed into Canada’s first university credit course, the Psychology of Meditation and Consciousness.