Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 10:00 AM MST
Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 11:00 AM MST

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Whitehall, MT 59759

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Lora Griffin 
Region IV CSPD 


PART 2: Self-Care and Mindfulness in a Changing Educational Environment

                                    with Ben Carr

Saturdays beginning January 23, 2021     10:00-11:00am

Please join us for any or all of the six sessions and receive OPI renewal units.

COVID-19 has brought many changes to the start of the 2020-21 school year. The changing environment and extra requirements can create uncertainty and anxiety. Please join us this fall on Saturday mornings to learn new techniques for self-care.We hope that these sessions give you a little time to focus on YOU and YOUR needs as you work diligently to meet the needs of your students and their families.



The purpose of this series of sessions is to increase the audience’s academic and applied knowledge of self-care and mindfulness to reduce stress during the times of Covid-19.  We will explore causes of stress and paths to stress reduction.  This series will merge western psychology with philosophies found in eastern cultures.

Each session will include a discussion clarifying what is meant by a variety of terms including mindfulness, illusion of control, stress, coping mechanisms, self-compassion and the joy and anxiety of impermanence. Participants will participate in a variety of mindfulness techniques suitable for self-care and implementation with students.

A Note from Ben Carr:  

My name is Benjamin Carr, I am is a psychotherapist with a passion for removing the impediments for joy.  My work has always included a combination of applied psychotherapy as well as education.   I have worked in a variety of settings from impatient, school based, community based, and private practice.  Additionally, I have found great joy in teaching and training therapists as well as undergraduates at Montana Tech.  Originally from Oklahoma, I received my bachelors in Psychology from the University of Oklahoma with a focus on Industrial Psychology.  After a brief stint in Alaska, I shifted my focus to understand the nature of suffering and joy.   I moved to Missoula and I received my graduate degree from the University of Montana in Mental Health Counseling.    I am husband to a very wonder and wise wife and father to a daughter who is the embodiment of joy. It is an honor to share my passion for creating a kinder, more mindful world to live in with you all.