Mark E. Young is Professor of Counselor Education in Florida. For 17 years, he worked as a therapist in various settings including community mental health, college counseling centers and private practice. He is the author of five textbooks including the widely used, Learning the Art of Helping. He is an investigator in more than 15 million dollars in federal grants for his work with couples at the UCF Marriage and Family Research Institute. He has recently published research on the effects of Jyoti meditation on stress and meditation and empathy. Dr. Young has also been a meditator for more than 40 years.