Mindfulness and Self-Care for Educators

The Science of Mindfulness

May 13, 2022 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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This webinar is free of charge to all Massachusetts Educators.  Nonmembers are not eligible to apply for PDPs/CEUs.  Please check the current list of member districts and organizations under the "About Us" tab to see if your district/organization is a current member of MPY.

Speakers: Tara Healey, M.Ed., Founder and Director, Mind the Moment; Jud Brewer, M.D., Ph.D., Founder, MindSciences, Inc. and DrJud.com

Webinar Description
Research in the field of mindfulness has increased exponentially in the past 10 years. Dr Judson Brewer has been in the forefront of this research.  In this session you will learn  more about Dr Brewers research related to how our brains form negative behavior patterns, habits and addictions along with specific techniques to create lasting change. The second half of session will be led by Tara Healey who will lead various meditation practices.

About the Speakers
Tara Healey, M.Ed.
, is the founder and director of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s Mind the Moment mindfulness program. Tara joined Harvard Pilgrim as a health educator and organizational development professional in its HR department, a position which she occupied for over 20 years. In that role she served as coach, strategist, program designer and facilitator. It was in this capacity that she brought an introductory mindfulness course to Harvard Pilgrim’s own staff members in 2006, long before mindfulness had hit the mainstream. Since then, Tara has created a comprehensive suite of mindfulness workshops and courses that have been conducted at over 200 organizations across the U.S., in a variety of industries. Additionally, Tara has spoken about mindfulness at numerous events domestic and abroad and has contributed articles to Mindful Magazine and the Harvard Business Review blog.

Tara became a student of mindfulness over 25 years ago and sits silent retreats annually.

Jud Brewer, M.D., Ph.D. (“Dr. Jud”) is a New York Times best-selling author and thought leader in the field of habit change and the "science of self-mastery," having combined over 25 years of experience with mindfulness training with his scientific research. As an addiction psychiatrist and internationally known expert in mindfulness training for treating addictions, Dr. Jud has developed and tested novel mindfulness programs for habit change, including both in-person and app-based treatments for smoking, emotional eating, and anxiety (Eat Right NowUnwinding Anxiety and Craving to Quit). Dr. Jud is the Director of Research and Innovation at the Mindfulness Center and associate professor in Behavioral and Social Sciences at the School of Public Health and Psychiatry at the School of Medicine at Brown University, as well as a research affiliate at MIT. Before that, he held research and teaching positions at Yale University and the University of Massachusetts’ Center for Mindfulness.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about participating in the webinar.

Tara Healy's slides available here.

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Membership Information
Most MPY webinars are available to ONLY current staff from member districts and organizations. Public school memberships include police and fire personnel. Former and retired employees and members of committees, including but not limited to, PTO/PTA, PAC, School Improvement Councils, Health Councils, Drug/Alcohol Councils, and school volunteers, are not considered MPY members.

PDPs and CEUs
MPY is an approved Professional Development Provider through the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (F20180079 provider number). Professional Development Points (PDPs) are offered for all MPY professional development webinars. PDPs are issued for a minimum of 10 hours of training.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for clinical staff from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association, Inc. (MaMHCA). The NASW and the MaMHCA approves each event. Event participants may request CEUs by filling out the request form above. 

Requests for PDPs and CEUs must be submitted within 8 days of the webinar. PDPs and CEUs will only be issued to participants who have attended the webinar(s) and submitted the appropriate paperwork within 8 days of the webinar, with accurate accountability codes. 

PDP and CEU certificates will be emailed to attendees at the end of the school year.

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