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Workshop: Why Mindfulness Is Needed in Education
May 3 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am$20
Parents, guardians and professionals who work with children and families are invited to attend to the Somerset County Youth Service’s workshop on Friday, May 3, that will focus on the benefits of practicing mindfulness in the school community. Healthy stress is a natural part of life, but it can become toxic when life’s demands consistently outpace our ability to cope with them.
Naomi Persaud, outpatient program director at Richard Hall Community Mental Health Center, will review the signs of toxic stress, which can manifest differently in students than it does in teachers, and discuss how mindfulness can be used as a tool to transform our habitual responses. Scientific evidence suggests that mindfulness interventions improve attention, self-control, emotional resilience, memory and immune responses. The program will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the first floor conference room at the Somerset County Human Services Building, located at 27 Warren Street. Free parking is available in the adjacent parking deck, third level or higher.
Walk-ins are welcome. The program fee is $20. Cash or checks will be accepted; checks should be made payable to Friends of Somerset County Youth, a 501(c) 3 organization. Registration and a light breakfast will open at 8:30 a.m. To reserve a seat in advance, contact Gretchen Craig at firstname.lastname@example.org or (908) 704-6333. Professional development credits will be made available.
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