Paul Sugar

Paul Sugar, is the founder and Director of the Scottsdale Institute for Health and Medicine. Paul completed the advanced MBSR teacher training in 1994 at the Center for Mindfulness pioneered by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and is a Certified MBSR instructor through the Center for Mindfulness at the UCSD School of Medicine. In addition, he is a Mentor for the MBSR certification candidates there. He has taught over 80- 8 week MBSR and MBCT programs and has delivered hundreds of mindfulness based workshops for over 20 years .He has taught mindfulness in the health care, corporate, academic, sports and private sectors. Paul has been practicing and teaching meditation, yoga and tai chi for over 40 years. Paul’s MBSR classes offer nursing, acupuncture and bodyworker CEU. Continuing education credits are also accepted by a number of other professional organizations. In 1998 Paul created the Attention Academy school program which became a seminal study for the development of mindfulness in the schools. He has also spearheaded a number of mindfulness based research studies in the healthcare field.  In his role as a business entrepreneur he is a health care management professional, has founded and operated a number of highly successful service related businesses in the healthcare field and serves on the Board of Directors of three mindfulness based non profit organizations. Beyond combining management, financial, and marketing skills to maximize the growth of these organizations, Paul has applied the principles of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Peak Performance to create a uniquely effective business model.