Jean Fagerstrom

Jean Fagerstrom is a long-term meditator who has been teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction through the University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality and Healing for the past 10 years. She is now teaching Mindful Self-Compassion, the course developed by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer, both at the University and at Common Ground. She has served on the Retreats committee and managed retreats for both Common Ground and TCVC. She is also a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who sees counseling clients at two Catholic Charities locations. She has a son with serious mental illness and formerly taught some of the National Alliance on Mental Illness’s┬áprograms for family members. She speaks Spanish and has had a long-term interest in Latin American culture. She also enjoys yoga and biking to Common Ground when the weather is nice.