Naturally Norris

Bridging the Science and
Practice of Mindfulness

Dr. Norris is a pioneer in research, education, and practice of mind-body medicine.

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Neuroscientist Revolutionizes Mindfulness with New Theories & Concepts for Healing the Body

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 the Flow and live the life of your own choosing by identifying and using mindfulness practices that work for you.



40+ Years of Research and Education in Mind-Body Medicine

Dr. Norris is Founder of The Mindfulness Center; and author of In the Flow: Bridging the Science and Practice of Mindfulness, and numerous chapters and scientific publications on mindfulness.  She is Editor-in-Chief of Mind Body Journal.  A neurobehavioral scientist by training, Dr. Norris is the Founder and Director of the Psychobiology of Healing Program in the Department of Psychology at American University, and past professor at Georgetown University Medical School. Dr. Norris is an internationally recognized speaker and educator on mindfulness and mind-body healing.

Dr. Deborah Norris , Founder of The Mindfulness Center, graces the cover of  Science Advances Magazine.

Dr. Deborah Norris, Founder of The Mindfulness Center, graces the cover of Science Advances Magazine.


The Science of Expanding the Consciousness Through Mindfulness: Thalamic Gating

The thalamus has been theorized to be the gateway to consciousness.  Dr. Norris explains how mindfulness practices activate these gateways, allowing us to expand our consciousness and perceptive awareness. She further reveals in simple-to-understand language, the role of the hypothalamus and the stress-response in regulating our capacity to function and self-healing.


Begin Your Journey To Health!

Dr. Deborah Norris is the founder and president of The Mindfulness Center in Bethesda, Maryland. The Mindfulness Center’s mission is to facilitate the evolution of the standard of health care from one of managing disease to one of fostering health, and to be a model for a new health care paradigm. We fulfill this mission by bringing mindfulness to all dimensions of life, and empowering people to use evidence-based, best practices of self-care, thereby addressing health care disparities by making health care accessible to all.


Upcoming 2018 - 2019 Retreats



Hosted By The Mindfulness Center With Dr. Deborah Norris
February 16 - 23, 2019.

Join Dr. Deborah Norris to relax & unwind in the most laid-back place on Earth- a secret, off the beaten-path corner of Jamaica known as Treasure Beach! We will stay at Jakes, a family run, boutique hotel known as the heart and soul of this community. Celebrated on Conde Nast Traveler’s Gold List and by Cosmopolitan magazine as one of the world's most Instagrammable hotels, Jake’s maintains its bohemian, whimsical vibe.