Valerie SpironelloValerie Spironello has been a social worker for over 25 years working in a variety of settings including health care (palliative care, chronic illness), child welfare, and domestic violence. Valerie is an Assistant Professor (PT) with the Department of Family Medicine teaching in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University and has also taught at the University of Toronto in the Applied Mindfulness Meditation program.

Valerie has provided workshops and presentations to service providers on a variety of topics such as compassion fatigue, work/life balance, mindfulness and end-of-life care. Valerie is also a meditation teacher and has used the 16 Guidelines to inform both her personal and professional life.

In her private practice Choose Wellness, she provides counseling, groups, workshops and retreats to assist others in living well in Body, Mind and Spirit. Valerie can be reached at: