Monday, October 17, 2022 at 12 PM EDT
Monday November 21, 2022 at 1PM EDT

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Heidi Maderia 
CT Association for Infant Mental Health 


The Connecticut Association for Infant Mental Health (CT-AIMH)    

 Is excited to offer:

Mindfulness Mondays-Zoom Gatherings,


from 12 noon- 1:00pm,  every Monday, for 6-weeks

October 17, 2022-November 21, 2022



Description: You are invited to attend a beginner mindfulness class where we will co-create skillful means of meditating, and using various mindfulness practices.  

We will cover the following topics:

1. What is mindfulness?

2. Mindfulness of breath

3. Mindfulness of body

4. Mindfulness of thoughts

5. Mindfulness of emotions

6. Lovingkindness and how to continue practicing

This introductory 6-week class will help you to develop your own mindfulness practice and develop strategies to relieve some of the stressors leading to burn-out, compassion fatigue and secondary trauma.

You are not alone! Join with others who are also in a helping profession (Infant/toddler/preschool teachers, social workers, clinicians, early interventionists, home visitors, nurses, supervisors, etc.) to sit, stand or use movement to experience  moments of calm, reduce your stress, and find joy with others in your community.  All are welcome! 

What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness can be described as,  “The awareness cultivated by paying attention, ...on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.”  -Jon Kabat-Zinn

Questions? Contact: Heidi.Maderia@yale.edu 

Technical issues? Contact Tina.Pappalardo@yale.edu.

Mindfulness Mondays

 What to expect:

We will begin each class with a short mediation/reflection

A commitment to respectful language, curiosity, and compassion

We invite you to use the "raise your hand" icon to request to talk, and the "chat" function to ask questions

Prefered that you have the ability to share your video screen, and keep it open during the whole class 

Anyone may step way from or turn away from their screen, as needed

Please, share your need for any accomodations, prior to our first class, to allow us the time to respond in a timely and respectful manner

All are welcome, and the class has a limited capacity for participation

We will extend an invitation to begin to "practice" what you have learned, between classes


Be well!