Past Meetup

What is Mindfulness and why should we care?

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Dear All:

Join us Sunday evening, February 11th for our first meetup of 2018 to practice the art of MINDFULNESS!

Mindfulness expert Stepahnie D'Angelo will be leading this experiential evening from 6-8 pm.

Research shows that practicing Mindfulness changes the brain. According to the American Psychological Association research shows practicing Mindfulness... promotes metacognitive awareness, decreases rumination via disengagement from perseverative cognitive activities and enhances attentional capacities through gains in working memory. These cognitive gains, in turn, contribute to effective emotion-regulation strategies.

In other studies, mindfulness research has been shown to promote health and wellbeing by lowering stress hormones, reducing blood pressure and increasing immune function. Mindfulness has been shown to have a protective quality for the brain and can lower the risk of depression and decrease anxiety. This awareness training has also been shown to increase emotional intelligence, social connection and improve performance at work and school.

Join us for this introduction to Mindfulness, information and practice session. Bring your curiosity and commitment to engage in the experiential practice. There is no belief structure or religious content.

Mindfulness Workshop Facilitator -Stephanie D’Angelo, specializes in creating, implementing and facilitating customized Mindfulness, Yoga and Stress Reduction programs. Over twenty-four hundred hours teaching classes and workshops for specific populations with a focus on empowering participants with tools to alleviate suffering and promote human flourishing.
Ms. D’Angelo has a BA in Psychology from Rutgers University and is currently in the Mindfulness Studies Master’s degree program at Lesley University. Her mindfulness teacher training is with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach from UC Berkley’s Greater Good Science Center and the Awareness Training Institute. She has studied Mindfulness with children with pioneers like Dr. Amy Saltzman of A Still Quiet Place and founder of the Association for Mindfulness in Education, Gina Beigel, Mindfulness-Based Stressed Reduction-Teens and Mindful Schools. She has taught over 1300 children age ranges from preschool to high school including those with special needs in developing and implementing both public after school and in school programs. Mindfulness-based interventions are delivered with integrity adhering to the highest standards available in this emerging field. Successful science-based contemplative practice programs create results that cultivate successful long-term relationships with groups, private clients, schools, Fortune 500 companies and other public and private organizations.

Please feel free to contact Stephanie D’Angelo with any questions or concerns at: [masked]