Mindfulness and Self-Care for Educators

Mindful Fridays: Truth Telling - Teaching Honesty and Accountability with Students

December 10, 2021 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Speakers: Mitch Abblett, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist and Consultant; Beth Kurland, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Child and Family Psychological Services Inc., Integrated Behavioral Associates

Webinar Description
All kids struggle at times with honesty and accountability for their behavior, in and out of school. Join this discussion with mindfulness experts to learn how mindfulness practices, self-compassion and Dr. Mitch Abblett's "Prizing Process" can facilitate what he calls "truth-talking" to both build accountability for students and increased well-being and connection with teachers and peers. 

About the Speakers
Dr. Mitch Abblett is a private practice clinical psychologist, author, consultant and national / international speaker. Dr. Abblett's latest book is aimed at parents, educators and helping professionals - Prizeworthy: How to Meaningfully Connect, Build Character, and Unlock the Potential of Every Child (Shambhala Publications). Dr. Abblett's work has appeared in numerous online and print media such as The New York Times, Newsweek, Tricycle Magazine, and USA Today. His frequent blog posts regarding mindfulness applications in family and relationships can be found in Mindful Magazine's companion website Mindful.org. A clinician in the Boston area for over 20 years, he brings a wealth of clinical, administrative and leadership experience from various settings (hospitals, outpatient clinics, residential facilities and therapeutic schools) to his practice and consulting. For 11 years he served as the Clinical Director of the Manville School at Judge Baker Children's Center in Boston - a Harvard Medical School-affiliated therapeutic school program for children and adolescents with emotional, behavioral and learning difficulties. He has also served as the Executive Director of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. He lives with his wife and two young children in Newton, Massachusetts.

Beth Kurland, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, Tedx speaker, and author of three award winning books: Dancing on The Tightrope:  Transcending the Habits of Your Mind and Awakening to Your Fullest LifeThe Transformative Power of Ten Minutes:  An Eight Week Guide to Reducing Stress and Cultivating Well-Being; and Gifts of the Rain Puddle:  Poems, Meditations and Reflections for the Mindful Soul. Beth is passionate about teaching mindfulness informed practices and mind-body strategies to help people cultivate whole person health and well-being.  She has been providing evidence-based treatment to people across the lifespan for over 25 years and has a psychology practice in Norwood MA. She is a regular blog writer for Psychology Today. Visit https://BethKurland.com to enjoy her free meditations or find her free meditations on Insight Timer. 

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