Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 6:30 PM EDT
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 6:30 PM EDT

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MIndfulness I Webinar: Tuesday, April 10
6:30 - 8:00 pm (EST)

Mindfulness II Webinar: Tuesday, May 1
6:30 - 8:00 pm (EST)

Heart Practices: Kindness & Compassion Webinar: Tuesday, May 22, 6:30 - 8:00 pm (EST

Mindfulness and Heart Practices: Q & A and Classroom Applications Webinar: Tuesday, June 12, 6:30 - 8:00 pm (EST)

Cost: $175 per person



This is an online event. 



Laura Thomas 
Antioch University New England 

Introduction to Mindfulness (for Trauma Conscious Teaching) 

Mindfulness Webinar 1 and 2

In these two sessions, students are introduced to core mindfulness principles and practices. They are guided into and through mindfulness of body and breath, feeling tone, emotion and thought, and the changing nature of phenomena. They are further instructed in viewing experience along the continuum, or through the lens of, a narrow, more focused awareness to a wider, more open awareness. Mindful communication---mindful speaking and listening---will also be addressed in these sessions.

Heart Practices: Kindness and Compassion

In this session, the heart practices of kindness and compassion---for self and for others---are introduced, experienced, and reflected on. Obstacles to opening the heart are identified and considered, the role and influence of the "inner critic" is acknowledged, and how to embody kindness and compassion in the classroom and nurture these qualities in one's students is explored. The perspective that these are skills to be cultivated and deepened over time is embraced and encouraged.

Mindfulness and Heart Practices: Q & A and Classroom Applications

Having explored practice over a period of time, students will have the opportunity in this session to pose questions, articulate concerns, and receive feedback and guidance on their practice experience. Equal emphasis will be given to translating these practices into the classroom and ways to maintain and deepen them moving forward.

About the Instructor

  Robert Black, DC, MA, is an Adjunct Assistant Professor who teaches foundational writing courses at the Center for Applied Liberal Arts, NYU-SPS. A recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award in 2014, he has taught at NYU-SPS since 2000. He completed the Certificate Program in Mindfulness for Educators in 2013, and in 2015 joined its online teaching team through Antioch University New England. Also in 2015, he completed the Certificate in Mindfulness Facilitation Program at UCLA’s Semel Institute. And in 2017, he was certified by the Mindfulness Training Institute to teach mindfulness courses and workshops. Following twenty years in practice as a chiropractor, Black has been a Learning Specialist at Winston Preparatory School since 2005, where, in his role as a Focus Teacher, he works one-on-one with learning-challenged middle and high school students and guides mindfulness practices in the classroom and for faculty.