Erin Selover, M.S.
Erin Selover, MS, is an Executive Consultant for Courageous Leadership. As a meditation teacher, Erin integrates systemic and cultural factors of oppression into teachings on mindfulness and compassion that are often only taught from an interpersonal and intrapersonal lens. With a passion for systemic change, Erin’s teachings broaden the field of mindfulness to look at the how Buddhist teachings can help us understand systems of oppression such as patriarchy, white supremacy and modern economics.
Supporting students to see factors that contribute to their pain as part of a larger system helps to decrease shame, increase a sense of agency, and work collectively towards compassionately changing oppressive systems within their communities. Erin co-teaches a course for white people integrating Buddhist Meditation and racial justice, answering a call to decrease the burden on people of color to educate white people on dominant culture.
Erin has a strategic coaching practice where she specializes in working with female leaders. One of her missions is to empower women to boldly vision the world they want create and build it based on collaborative-based leadership and creating systems that allow the insight of our mutual inter-dependence and belonging to be realized. She is also the co-guiding teacher of Fertile Void, a women’s meditation community in Berkeley.
Erin is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, serves on the Teachers Council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and previously worked full time in private practice integrating Buddhism, Somatic Experiencing and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. She was also a core team member of the group that co-found Inward Bound Mindfulness Education, IBME and is a long time trainer and mentor for the Stepping Stones Project.