Mary Elizabeth Lynch, M.A., J.D., is a co-founder and president of the Personal Transformation and Courage Institute, where she serves as one of its principal course leaders. She is also a Senior Fellow at George Mason University’s Center for the Advancement of Well-Being. Mary Elizabeth holds a master’s degree in philosophy and is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law. Before becoming PTCI’s president she practiced law for 15 years, specializing in family law, employment law, and mediated settlements. In addition to her skills in issue-spotting and the transformation of inner and outer conflict, she brings to her PTCI course leadership 40 years of personal application of mindfulness and meditation practices. She believes mindful awareness training creates the foundation for sustainable change – building personal and professional well-being, strengthening analytic and intuitive reasoning skills, and fostering enhanced capacity for resilience.
In all of her course leadership, Mary Elizabeth uses her intuition and insight to help others see themselves and their life situations in new and expanded ways. She has created a novel format for helping participants work constructively with their talents, gifts, and values, as well as their growing edges, attitudinal and emotional blocks. Mary Elizabeth’s innovative “Energy Constellation” technique taps into and powerfully integrates one’s somatic, intuitive, and intellectual resources. In so doing, it brings deeper understanding and healing to physical, emotional, and mental patterns that stand in the way of fully expressing and living one’s talents in the world.