Zayda Vallejo

Certified MBSR Instructor, Trainer & Consultant Zayda Vallejo


M.Litt, St. Antony's College, Oxford Unversity
BS, Loyola Unversity of Chicago


Focus & Interests

  • Mindfulness-based relapse prevention for addictions
  • Mindfulness training for smoking cessation


Zayda Vallejo, M.Litt is a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher and professional trainer, and co-developed a Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention Program for women in addiction recovery for the Boston Public Health Commission. Zayda has done important work in applying mindfulness (and MBRP) to relapse prevention specifically in a unique population.


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Integrated for PTSD & Substance Abuse for Adolescents, Provider Manual and Workbook
Lisa R. Fortuna, MD, MPH, Zayda Vallejo, M.Litt, Douglas Ziedonis, MD, MPH, Mary K. Jankowski, PhD, Harriet Rosenberg, Ph.D., and Stanley Rosenberg, Ph. D. (soon to be published) 

Affectionate Curiosity: An MBSR Adaptation- Addressing Barriers for Women in Recovery at a Treatment Facility, UCSD Center for Mindfulness Newsletter, 2011

Overcoming Barriers in Teaching Contemplative Practices to Highly Marginalized African-American and Latina Women with Histories of Trauma, in Zen PeaceMakers Quaterly Newsletter,  2010

Moment-by-Moment in Women's Recovery: A Mindfulness-Based Approach to Relapse Prevention, Facilitator's Manual, Co-authored with Hortensia Amaro, 2008

Adaptation of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program for Addiction Relapse Prevention, Journal of the Division of Humanistic Psychology, The American Psychological Association, Co-authored with Hortensia Amaro, April-June 2009

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