Alex Brunel  is the Referral and Recruitment Coordinator for the Mindful Mental Health Service and provides research support for MINDFUL-PC and the MSC-Pain studies. A Wellesley College graduate, Alex spent ten years as a Gestalt therapist in England before returning to the USA in 2016.  Following her post-graduate degree in Directing and Movement Psychology from Drama Centre (London,) she studied yoga and meditation while earning her living teaching and performing. Upon leaving London she found a niche providing social and commercial Qualitative research for public and private bodies across the UK, Europe and Asia. In her spare time she renovated houses including a 17th century thatched cottage in an English village and a garden flat in Edinburgh. She loves her garden, dancing Five Rhythms, cycling and her family and doesn't have much time for anything else.