Bev Klug, MA, LMFT,
Director of Mindfulness Programs
Bev Klug has received extensive training from Jon Kabat-Zinn and the staff
at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center,
and has been approved as a Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher
by that institution. Klug has practiced mindfulness meditation for many years
and started the MBSR program at UI Hospitals and Clinics in 1996. In addition to
teaching mindfulness, Bev has been a teacher in multiple settings and is also a
Licensed Marriage and Family therapist with over 20 years of therapy experience
with individuals, couples, families, and groups. She integrates mindfulness
practices into therapy and has been teaching Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
for prevention of depression relapse since 2003.
Kerri Eness-Potter, program coordinator for Mindfulness Programs, teaches
mindfulness-based courses for University of Iowa undergraduate students, teens,
and other mindfulness programs offered at University of Iowa Hospitals and
Clinics. Eness-Potter has been with the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
program receiving training, supervision and, ultimately teaching, since 2007.
She has a personal practice of mindfulness meditation, has participated in
extended retreats, and has also received training in mindfulness-based stress
reduction for health care professionals from Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli
through the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts.
Eness-Potter taught at West High School in Iowa City for 15 years and also
worked in staff development for the Iowa City Community School District.
Christine Allen, LISW
Christine Allen has been teaching MBSR since 2004. She has served as a
volunteer and co-facilitator in the program since 2001. Christine has practiced
mindfulness meditation for many years, received training in MBSR for health care
professionals from Jon Kabat-Zinn, Saki Santorelli and staff at the Center for
Mindfulness, and has attended several extended mindfulness meditation retreats.
She has a variety of volunteer and professional experiences and currently works
as a social worker at Grant Wood Area Education Experiences. Christine is the
instructor of Mindfulness (07P:026 or 407:025) for first-year students at the
University of Iowa.
Chris Klug, MA
Chris Klug has been teaching MBSR since
2001. Chris has practiced mindfulness meditation for many years, received
training in MBSR for health care professionals from Jon Kabat-Zinn, Saki
Santorelli and staff at the Center for Mindfulness, and attended several
extended mindfulness meditation retreats. Klug has a wide range of experiences
in the helping professions and currently conducts grief counseling in private
practice. In addition to teaching MBSR, he is a consultant to the Palliative
Care staff at the UI Hospitals and Clinics.