Francesca Marguerite Maximé is a Haitian-Dominican Italian-American certified mindfulness meditation teacher, Somatic Experiencing Trauma Healing Practitioner, life coach, wellbeing guide, and poet/author based in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from Harvard University with a degree in English Literature and spent nearly two decades as a Television News Anchor interviewing celebrities, politicians, and everyday people alike from Hugh Jackman, Blake Lively, Zoe Saldana, Bill Murray and Amy Schumer to Corey Booker, Mike Bloomberg, Gloria Steinem and Mitt Romney, covering some of the most headline-grabbing stories of our time, including 9/11, the Catholic Church priest sex abuse scandal, Occupy Wall Street, and more. She even piloted an F-16 fighter jet with the Air Force Thunderbirds for a story (and no, she did not throw up!).
Maximé is a mindfulness meditation student of Jack Kornfield, Ph.D., and Tara Brach, Ph.D., and uses her training in Somatic Experiencing Trauma Healing to support healing-centered and trauma-informed mindfulness and wellbeing offerings in the U.S., primarily in New York City and online. Francesca integrates secular mindfulness wisdom practices on gratitude, forgiveness and compassion with Buddhist psychology, attachment theory, modern neuroscience, psychoeducation, positive neuroplasticity, Nonviolent Communication, Focusing, narrative expression and somatic “bottom-up” approaches to serve individual and group clients and students in her teachings and trainings. Francesca’s focus philosophy is applied mindfulness, rediscovering our shared connection and supporting sustainable wellbeing. In addition to looking inward to heal trauma, Francesca also applies a broader communal lens outward to try and help prevent it. Her work in communities and groups additionally emphasizes issues pertaining to gender, sexual orientation and racial equity and equality.
The ReRooted podcast carries the intention of helping people understand why we do what we do, where our blind spots are, and how we can learn to live ethically and unpack unskillful habits while cultivating and incorporating more skillful ones into our lives, with the aim of deepening our own personal and collective social healing. Francesca’s intention is that her work supports, encourages and promotes liberation and sustainable wellbeing for all. More about Francesca can be found on her website: www.francescamaxime.com or www.maximeclarity.com