Kristin MacDermott is the founder and President of the MacDermott Method, which provides resilience-based resources for individuals and organizations. Kristin’s evidence-based method has been validated in four studies (including two randomized-controlled trials) with researchers from the Duke Clinical Research Institute, published in peer-reviewed journals, and proven to improve key resilience and mental health benchmarks, including anxiety, depression, distress, PTSD, and self-efficacy.
She has designed resilience training programs for some of the highest performing people on the planet, including Naval Special Warfare Command (Navy SEALs) and the Los Angeles Police Department; more than 20 hospitals across the country, including Duke Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health; numerous mentoring programs for at-risk kids in South Central LA; as well as for CEOs, corporate executives, parents, divorcing couples, and teens and young adults with anxiety.
Kristin is the author of the book It Takes Two Minutes to Shift Your Mindset and Build Resilience, which contains bite-size resilience skills you can read in two minutes and apply to your life immediately (now available on Amazon). Kristin is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (CA) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (CO). She holds a bachelor of arts from Duke University and a master’s in clinical psychology from Antioch University.
She has also completed advanced training in Mind-Body Medicine at the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, D.C. and at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Kristin is the co-founder of Pathfinders, an Aspen-based nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of people living with cancer as well as those experiencing grief. She also helped start Zero Hour Expeditions, a nonprofit that helps combat veterans reintegrate into civilian life and overcome the effects of PTSD by experiencing 30- day wilderness trips.
She lives between Los Angeles and Palm Beach with her husband of 28 years and her three children ages 22, 18, and 14. Check out this special offer for listeners here: Visit kristinmacdermott.com for more.