Articles by Amanda Skowron

Amanda Skowron

Dr. Amanda Skowron is a licensed clinical psychologist who is passionate about breaking down the stigma of therapy and helping people understand that seeking therapy is about health and wellness. Dr. Skowron works as the Community Director at The Mindfulness Center in Bethesda, MD bringing mindfulness into corporations, schools, and healthcare settings. In addition to The Mindfulness Center, Dr. Skowron is a psychologist at Mind Body Health in Arlington, VA where she provides mindfulness-based psychotherapy. Prior to joining The Mindfulness Center, Dr. Skowron was part of a clinical care team at Casey Health Institute (now CHI Health Care) an integrative primary care office in Gaithersburg, MD. Her work at the integrative center helped clients to better understand the interplay of one’s physical and mental well-being. Dr. Skowron ran the Mindfulness programming at CHI. Dr. Skowron had also previously worked as a staff psychologist at the University of Maryland. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh where her training focused on stress management techniques. Dr. Skowron graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelors of Science degree in psychology and sociology. She received both her Masters and Doctoral degree from the APA-Accredited clinical psychology program at La Salle University in Philadelphia where she served as Chief Extern. Dr. Skowron has extensive specialized training in mindfulness-based therapeutic techniques. She has conducted research on mindfulness and published articles about postpartum depression. Her passion is to work with a clinical focus on prevention and wellness.


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The Healing Power of the Breath: Supporting the First Line of Defense Against COVID19.

With no known treatment for COVID 19, scientists and researchers are scurrying to develop treatments to help patients at this time. Conventional medical practices focus on the development of novel vaccines or drug therapies, while traditional treatments come with insights from thousands of years of addressing pandemics and viral infections.  Traditional mind-body practices are now…

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Evidence-based Prevention and Treatment Approaches for Coronavirus: Research on Essential Oil Treatments

Humans have a long history of using essential oils to enhance health and well-being, and to ward off pathogens including viruses, bacteria and fungal infections. Ancient Egyptian tombs were supplied with urns of valuable oils along with riches of gold, and precious gems. Historians have found that when robbers invaded the tombs, they first stole…

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Integrative Prevention and Treatment Approaches for Coronavirus: Research on Herbal and Supplement Treatment

Human corona virus – COVID19 is one of several strains of coronavirus to create global pandemic since the beginning of the 20th Century, the most well known being the MERS outbreak of 2014, and the SARS outbreak of 2003 during which a total of 8,098 people worldwide became sick, according to the World Health Organization….

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Mindfulness V. Meditation

Mindfulness v. Meditation While we hear the terms “mindfulness” and “meditation” almost interchangeably, there is an important difference and relationship between the two words.  By understanding this relationship, we can deepen our comprehension of both the practice and its outcomes. The difference between meditation and mindfulness is that one is a practice and the other…

In the Flow: Bridging the Science and Practice of Mindfulness
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In the Flow: Bridging the Science and Practice of Mindfulness

In the Flow: Bridging the Science and Practice of Mindfulness will change the way you live your life! In clear and captivating style, neuroscientist, Dr. Deborah Norris, lays out new theories in the science of mindfulness, revealing how simple practices are able to remove our roadblocks to health and happiness. You can get back In…

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