Worthy Stokes

Worthy Stokes is a polyneurotrauma, Near Death Experience survivor and a bestselling author of four meditation books that offer non-religious practices for spiritual resilience (Rockridge Press).

She is the founder of The HeartMind®Process.

Formal education: BA in documentary journalism, graduate work in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University, and advanced training in mindfulness, which includes over a decade of personal study with Tibetan teachers of Dzogchen and, in recent years, workshops with Western experts in the neuroscience of mindfulness (through a trauma-informed lens) including: Dr. Willoughby Britton, PhD, Dr. Dan Siegel, MD, Dr. Richard P. Brown, MD, Dr. Patricia L. Gerbarg, MD, Dr. Deborah Norris, PhD, Professor Robert A.F. Thurman, PhD, Dr. David Treleaven, PhD, and Stephen B. Elliot, breath scientist, author, and engineer.


Worthy's direct encounter with consciousness awakening bliss (during her NDE and a near-fatal accident that rendered her partially blind) infuses her work with an embodied, supernatural faith, where paths of science, nondual awareness, and mysticism connect.


Certified in Adult Mental Health First Aid and Coherent Breathing Level 1, she is a current member of professional organizations such as The National Association of Poetry Therapy and The International Women's Writing Guild.

Together with her husband, a trained meditation teacher (Level II certified in Breath-Body-Mind®) and lifelong education professional (MA, Teacher's College, Columbia University), she designs and facilitates mindfulness programming for survivors of life-altering trauma and private clients.

Renowned for her unique capacity to synthesize meditation practices with emergent neuroscience and mindful writing techniques for safe, gentle self-healing, she transmits awakened presence and abiding, luminous joy.

Worthy's HeartMind®Meditations have been free on Insight Timer (world's largest meditation app) since 2018, and her voice has touched tens of thousands worldwide.

To buy her books, follow the links below, search for gently used copies online, or visit your favorite independent bookstore.


The Daily Meditation Book of Healing

The Mindfulness Journal for Creativity

The Morning Meditation Journal

The Evening Meditation Journal

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