Pierre Zimmerman, MS
Pierre Zimmerman has been working in Behavioral and Elder Health Care for over 30 years in many capacities including business administration, clinical program development, and contracting and marketing in the US and in Canada. He holds a BA in psychology and Eastern philosophy and an MS degree in organizational management.
Pierre received his mindfulness training at the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, where he trained with Jon Kabat-Zinn, Saki Santorelli, and Diana Kamila. He has been teaching Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction classes for over 10 years to the general public as well as special groups including: law enforcement personnel, physicians and other clinicians, people with chronic illness, and those affected by domestic violence. The Saratoga Stress Reduction Program has served over 3300 people in the last 12 years. He also teaches mindfulness and leads support groups for cancer patients and caregivers at Saratoga Hospital. Private courses are available by request.
Pierre provides several organizational management and wellness workshops to professionals in local and international business organizations which include: Mindful Practices in the Workplace, Mindful Leadership, Managing Change in the Workplace, Moral Distress and Burn Out, Balancing Home Life and Work Life, Team Building, Compassionate Care for the Dying, and Embodied Awareness Practices. He is promoting a Wellness Program for Physicians, PA’s and Nurse Practitioners at Saratoga Hospital.
Pierre is an ordained Buddhist chaplain in end of life care for Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe. He worked as a chaplain at the d’Amour Cancer Care Center as well as at Baystate Medical Center as an interfaith chaplain. He has mentored many international chaplaincy students at Upaya for over a decade. He leads many meditations in the community and Dharma Meditation every Sunday morning.
He officiates weddings and memorials and belongs to the Saratoga Clergy Committee. He President of the board of directors of Beyond My Battle, a non-profit for people with disability and a team member for NP Palliative Care Team.
To reach Pierre call 413-992-7012