2017 Workshop – Mindfulness

NJ CRID Workshop

Mindfulness – What You Need To Know

DATE:   April 27, 2017
LOCATION:  Plainsboro Recreation & Cultural Center
641 Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro, NJ

REGISTRATION:  8:00 – 9:15 am
WELCOME:  9:15 – 9:30 am
PROGRAM:  9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Includes Continental Breakfast and Coffee Break

REGISTRATION LINK

NJ CRID Logo BlockThis workshop will shed light on mindfulness and how it can impact an individual’s emotional and physical well-being.  Mindfulness emphasizes living in the moment and awakening to experiences.  Some benefits of mindfulness include: self-control, objectivity, tolerance, enhanced flexibility, equanimity, improved concentration and mental clarity, emotional intelligence and the ability to relate to others and one’s self with kindness, acceptance, and compassion.

Students:  $25.00 / Professionals:  $45.00
Fee includes Continental Breakfast, CEU/PDUs, and Refreshment Break (.3 CEU / 3 PDU)

PRESENTERS

Joseph Wieliczko, Psy.D – Mindful Eating and Stress Management Program, Lawrenceville, NJ

Elizabeth G. Baldwin – Behavioral Health Counselor, Community Hope Inc., Boonton, NJ and Art Therapy Counselor Intern, Essex County Hospital Center, Cedar Grove, NJ

Learning Objectives

  • Explain and explore the dynamics of mindfulness practice and how it enables us to decrease our stress on various levels such as brain function, thoughts, feelings and relatedness.
  • Define what stress is and how it effects our thoughts, feelings and bodies.
  • Explain what mindful eating is and the importance of bringing awareness to the eating experience.
  • Gain increased knowledge of mindfulness and art therapy including the major mindfulness based intervention models.
  • Gain an understanding of the benefits for both therapists and clients when practicing mindfulness and art therapy.
  • Learn how to incorporate mindfulness techniques into the therapeutic group setting with an in-depth look into art therapy.

New Jersey Commission on Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities

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