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Thu 27

FREE WEEKLY DAY MEDITATION SESSIONS

July 27 @ 1:10 pm - 1:45 pm
Mon 31

FREE WEEKLY DAY MEDITATION SESSIONS

July 31 @ 1:10 pm - 1:45 pm

August 4-5, 2017.                                 PROGRAM CLOSED
Friday, August 4 from 9am-8pm
Saturday, August 5 from 9am -4pm
Location: Trustees Pavilion, Ramapo College

Workshop Summary:

The Retreat will provide opportunities for enhancing personal practice, learning mindfulness tools for the classroom, sharing best practices in a Friday evening open session, and working as a team to create whole school mindfulness strategies. This retreat is open to all–those who are new to mindfulness or those who are experienced mindfulness educators wanting to learn more.

This 2-Day Retreat involves teachers, administrators and staff and provides hands-on personal practice as well as experiential training in mindfulness strategies and tools for use in the classrooms  The afternoon of each day will be devoted to strategies for implementing mindfulness initiatives.  This retreat offers both individual teachers and groups of teachers from schools or districts the opportunity to craft strategies for mindfulness programs across and school or district.s. Schools are encouraged to send teams of teachers and administrators for maximum impact on school culture.

This Workshop is appropriate for:

K-12 classroom teachers, administrators, special educators, school counselors, school social workers, occupational therapists, SLPs, physical therapists, physical education teachers, health educators, and paraprofessionals.

Day 1 will focus on the educator’s personal practice and the research that supports the academic and emotional benefits of mindfulness in the classroom.

Day 2 will focus on creating a mindful school community. We will address methods and benefits of using mindfulness in support of emotional and cognitive development. Methods in  K-12 hands-on practices will be offered in several parallel workshops.  Educators will break into 3 groups K-3, 4-7 and 8-12.

Each day, we will also offer opportunity to experience classroom friendly yoga.  Come prepared to move! Absolutely no yoga experience is required.

Participants will:

  • Understand the neuroscience of stress, and its effects learning and behavior
  • Understand the neurology of mindfulness and its benefits
  • Learn about recent studies to use as evidence in promoting mindfulness in the classroom
  • Leave with mindfulness and simple yoga techniques to support self -regulation, developing compassion, and cognitive development at the various grade levels
  • Facilitate learning readiness which improves student achievement
  • Develop techniques to be present for your students
  • Teams of teachers and administrators will create a plan to Improve the climate of their classrooms and schools
  • Participants will leave with strategies to present mindfulness to colleagues and parents

Participant-led evening: There will be a participant-led evening on August 4th where educators will be encouraged to share what they have done in the classroom.

Professional Development hours: Educators will receive 17 Professional Development hours for their participation.

Cost:

$500. TMI Consortium members pay $399.
(Includes lunch and dinner on day 1 and lunch on day 2.

Groups of teachers and/or administrators coming from one school can receive a 10% discount. Please email pshalit@ramapo.edu to register your group.

Cost Includes:

  • Interactive Workshops
  • Take-away resources
  • Online resources
  • Follow-up professional development programs available upon request
  • Certificate of Completion- Educators will receive 17 Professional Development credit hours for their participation

This is not a residential retreat, but for those interested in local accommodations see below:

Retreat Leaders:

Jayne Gumbel, LCSW
Jayne Gumbel

Jayne Gumbel, LCSE is cofounder of Midtown Relationship Resources, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for 30 years with a private practice in Midtown Manhattan.  She is founder of Mindful Harlem, a 501C3 and Access mindfulness,org. organizations dedicated to mindfulness in education and in Harlem communities. She has extensive work experience improving human relationships and organizational culture thru individual and group counseling, private and nonprofit sector executive leadership development, creative workshops, seminars and business development retreats. An author of children’s books Jayne uses storytelling to inspire mindfulness practices with everyday challenges. Her extensive interdisciplinary study and world travel gives her a strong multi-culturally sensitive, and globally-minded outlook. Jayne is an advanced clinician, workshop presenter and supervisor with The Institute for Imago Relationship Therapy and works with groups, couples and individuals. Jayne is a certified mediator and collaborative coach, and an expert in several body/mind healing modalities. She is a teacher of MBSR (Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) and brings this work into corporations, marriages and groups.

Carol Bowman, Ed.D
Carol Bowman

Carol Bowman

Carol Bonilla Bowman, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Education at Ramapo College of New Jersey, holds a doctorate in Applied Linguistics from Teachers College, Columbia University. Her specialties include elementary education, portfolio assessment, bilingual education, and mindful education. She is the Associate Director of the Krame Center for Contemplative Studies and Mindful Living and Director of Yoga Programs at Ramapo. She was trained at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School to teach Mind Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Her training to teach .b mindfulness curriculum to middle and high school students was completed in July 2015. A yoga practitioner most of her life and a yoga teacher for the last 10 years, her practice has expanded to include a variety of contemplative practices of Zen and Tibetan Buddhism.

Accommodations:

DoubleTree, Mahwah, NJ. 201-529-5880. Website http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/new-jersey/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-mahwah-MWHNJDT/index.html

Call the DoubleTree to book your room-single rooms or double rooms can be reserved for $109 not including breakfast. Ask for the Krame Center at Ramapo College rate or group code RCE . Rooms must be reserved by July 7.

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