Head of Program
Sylvia Neubacher is the Head of Mental Health at the Nan Tien Institute. She holds a Master of Counselling, and diverse post graduate degrees in counselling, human services, family therapy, teaching and learning. With extensive experience in counseling and supervision as well as leadership roles in higher education, she combines her expertise with a profound interest in the contemplative traditions, particularly Buddhist mindfulness practice and Buddhist psychology which inform her work. Emphasising humanistic principles such as integrity, authenticity and empathy, Sylvia fosters a compassionate and safe space for colleagues, students and clients. Her unique approach combines academic and contemplative methods aiming not only to make learning relevant and applicable but also achievable and transformative.