Miles Neale, Psy.D.
About The Author:
Miles Neale, Psy.D., is a Buddhist psychotherapist in private practice in New York City, Assistant Director of the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science, and Clinical Instructor of Psychology at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is a graduate of the doctoral program in clinical psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies and earned a master’s degree in mindfulness meditation research from NYU’s Gallatin Program of Individualized Study. Dr. Neale complements his Western clinical training with twenty years studying the traditional mind science and meditative arts of Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, has conducted extensive field research while living in various monasteries throughout Asia, and maintained long-term, mentoring relationships with preeminent American Buddhist scholars and Tibetan meditation masters.
In his private practice Dr. Neale combines insight-oriented talk therapy with contemplative wisdom and meditative skills to further empower clients on their hero’s journey of wellbeing, altruism and creativity. As Assistant Director of the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science he teaches both public courses and professional training programs based on Tibet’s ancient treasure trove of healing techniques including mindfulness meditation, compassion practice and role-modeling visualization made accessible through the contemporary lens of neuroscience, mind/body medicine, and health psychology. Dr. Neale also teaches and collaborates on state-of-the-art meditation research at Weill Cornell Medical College and has been a contributing expert on mindfulness and meditation for the BBC World Service.
Carla Nasca, Ph.D., is a post-doctoral fellow of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in the laboratory of Neuroendocrinology at the Rockefeller University, New York. Dr. Nasca received her B.A. in Molecular Biology and her M.S. in Electrophysiology from the University of Palermo in Italy. She earned her Ph.D. in Neurobiology and Pharmacology from the University Sapienza in Rome, Italy, before moving to The Rockefeller University under the mentorship of Dr. Bruce McEwen.