Hande Gunal has graduated from Management Department from Bogaziçi University Faculty of
Starting as Auditor at Arthur Andersen and Co; and finishing as CFO at one of the biggest Companies
of Turkey; She now assumes consultancy position for Finance part time and as freelance MBSR
Teacher (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction ).
During working years she has been interested in Far East Disciplines to be able to handle the high
stress in Work Life. She learnt Transcendental Meditation during university years and continued to
do so during working years.She became acquainted with Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Meditations in 2017 developed by John Kabat Zinn.
Hande has been doing mindfulness meditations since 2017 daily. She decided to be a teacher of
Mindfulness in 2020 and chosen Mindfull Academy Solterreno as company for being on this path.
She has done following works in search of dealing with Stress in Working Life throughout her Career.
1996 Attending a workshop given by Daniel Goleman.
1998 Certification given by Management Center Europe in England for successfully completing
Management Awareness Programme for High Level Management.
1999 Certificate of Graduation given by Covey Leadership Center in U.S.A for successfully
completing the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Programme.
2014 Certificate of Competency awarded by ICF upon completion of Advanced Coaching Training
Programme and Business Coaching Programme for more than 125 hours (ACSTH).
2014 Ceritificate of Membership Granted by ICF International Coaching Federation.
2015 Became Emotional Intelligence Trainer .
2017 Certificate Awarded by Mindfulness İnstitute Turkey; from Zumra Atalay upon completing 8
week MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy ) and 1 day Silent Treatment.
2021 Certification of Completion for Level 1 Mindfulness MBSR Teacher Training awarded by
Mindful Academy Solterreno Spain. Course is given by Bodhin Philip Woodward.
2021 Completing Silent retreat for 5 days given by Mindful Academy Spain
2021 Certification of Completion from Behavioral Tech Research ; DBT Skills with Marsha Lineham
2022 Certification of Completion for Advanced Level 2 Mindfulness MBSR Teacher Training awarded
by Mindful Academy Solterreno Spain.Course is given by Bodhin Philip Woodward.
2022 Completing Silent retreat for 5 days given by Bodhin Philip Woodward.