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Mindfulness for School Stress

May 6, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

For active Cambridge School Volunteers, Cambridge Public School teachers and staff, and CPS parents.The workshop is part of Cambridge’s Screen-Free/Screen Wise Week—a slate of active, interactive, and screen-free fun events for families, kids, and youth.

If you work in a school, tutor children who are lagging behind in school, or are a parent, you may directly experience the stresses that come with a school environment. Whether you experience that stress directly, or witness it in your children or your students, learning proven techniques for mindfulness  may help you to help the kids in your home or classroom. Mindfulness can also be another tool in your toolkit for your own well-being.
Paula Feynman, Academic Challenge and Enrichment Manager for the Cambridge Public Schools,  will begin the program with a short discussion of academic stress.
s_pollakThe Mindfulness for School Stress workshop will be conducted by Susan M. Pollak, MTS, Ed.D. Dr. Pollak is a clinical instructor in psychology at Harvard Medical School, Cambridge Health Alliance, where she has taught since the mid-1990s. She is the president of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy and a psychologist in private clinical practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A long time student of meditation and yoga, she teaches about mindfulness and compassion in psychotherapy, and has been integrating the practices of meditation into psychotherapy since 1985. Dr. Pollak is a co author of co-author of Sitting Together: Essential Skills for Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapyco-editor of The Cultural Transition; and a contributing author of Mapping the Moral Domain; Evocative Objects;and Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, 2nd Edition.
Register here or call to register: 617-349-6794.


May 6, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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