Sally Arnold, RN, BSN, MA
Founder Mindful Compass
Sally Arnold is a Mindfulness Educator, Speaker and Consultant. She has taught holistic education for over 20 years. Sally is the founder of Mindful Compass, a company that designs mindful based curriculum for schools, parents, health professionals and general audiences. The three flagship programs offered by Mindful Compass are School Based Mindfulness, The Burnout Solution and Mindful Based Parenting.
Sally received her RN/BSN/PHN from San Jose State University. Her nursing career began at Stanford Children’s Hospital in pediatric oncology. Her nursing background includes pediatrics, labor and delivery, hospice, public health and education. Sally received her Master’s Degree in Psychology from Meridian University, Petaluma. She completed the year long mindfulness certification through Mindful Schools, Oakland. Sally has studied Mindful Self Compassion with Kristen Neff and Chris Germer, and she has received extensive training in Mindful Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). She has also studied mindful birthing and parenting with Nancy Bardacke. Sally has lost and found herself every time she attended a silent retreat. Her education is an ongoing process. Sally believes that life is the greatest curriculum.
Sally was found in the streets when she was 2 ½ years old. She was placed in foster care and later adopted. Her wondering about how families came together and what made them thrive started at an early age. Her desire to pay it forward resulted in becoming a foster parent and then adopting through the foster care system. Sally is the parent of four children. She has opened her heart and home to countless others in need of a safe place and a kitchen table where they can gather and share their stories. One of Sally’s greatest passions is teaching mindfulness. She believes exploration before explanation makes her a dynamic and engaging facilitator. When not teaching, Sally can be found puttering in her garden or hiking in the foothills of California where she and her family live.