Christine Young

Care Circle Facilitator

Christine Young is principal of CCY Consulting, specializing in professional development, career coaching, interpersonal communications, and human resources management. A compassionate, empathetic, and objective listener, Christine is a highly experienced facilitator, having conducted hundreds of workshops that deftly encourage participant engagement and sharing.

Christine is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and has been actively involved in multiple HR organizations in leadership positions. She has a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University and a B.A. in Sociology from Rutgers University.

Anthony Metten

Care Circle, BreathWork, and Positive Intelligence Facilitator

Initially trained as a Marriage Family Therapist Intern, Anthony became an International TEDx and Keynote speaker, corporate trainer, and International Coach Federation Professional Certified Coach. He brings audiences, participants, and clients his vast knowledge born from rigorous introspection, bold vulnerability, and the experience of having helped thousands further enrich their lives. He believes that self-awareness is the gatekeeper of all things great in life. His methodology blends the tenets of psychology, career counseling, and real-world experience.

Anthony engages individuals and audiences personally, connecting in a way that cultivates trust and safety. “Becoming who you truly are is the foundation of personal and professional success.”

Cindy Gum

Journaling Circle & Workshop Facilitator

Cindy Gum is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with professional training in grief and loss, transitions, aging, and end of life. She was also a caregiver for her husband Stan for fifteen years. After her husband’s death in 2020, she began to realize how much her journaling practice had helped her hold on through the emotional challenges and difficulties she had faced. She began a program and training at Stanford University to examine how she might help caregivers, and now serves as a Stanford University Ambassador of Compassion through the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, emphasizing the importance of compassion to our health and humanity.

Gail Braverman

Guest Blogger

Gail L. Braverman is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with over 30 years of experience. She is an accomplished group facilitator and is certified as a facilitator in Art Therapy and SoulCollage. She is a certified facilitator for Sage-ing International and The Heart of Aging With Wisdom and Vitality programs. Gail also has certifications in the Amherst Writers & Artists Method and Writing Through Transitions program and facilitates writing groups. She has presented for the International Association of Journal Writers. She is a Yoga instructor and has taught meditation.

Gail has facilitated groups for over 35 years and has a passion for creating communities of engagement that support, and a nurture a sense of belonging. Her volunteer work includes doing groups for senior centers, cancer centers, synagogues, and drug rehabilitation programs.

Breathing Spaces is thrilled to feature articles by guest bloggers from across the continuum of Care. Interested in being a guest blogger? Let us know!

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