Discovering Mindfulness. “Learning to Surf Live’s Waves”
Discovering Mindfulness. “Learning to Surf Life’s Waves”
Judy S. Itzkowitz, Ph.D., LLC
South Windsor, CT
Jon Kabat-Zinn, the developer of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
“There is more right with us, than wrong with us.”
Someone told me that mindfulness is one of the newest fads. It really isn’t though. Mindfulness has been around for a very long time. Discover the true meaning of mindfulness through practices and discussion. Learn about the science behind mindfulness. Learn how you can bring mindfulness into your life so that you can meet daily stressors and “surf life’s waves” with a greater sense of balance and peace. Experience how to bring mindfulness practices into your life and the lives of your family. Cultivate your innate capacity to care for yourself. Come bring your curiosity and join me for an evening of learning and exploration.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Judy Itzkowitz has been an educational consultant for 28 years. Her mission is to bring mindfulness, self-compassion, and positive psychology practices to children and youth with differing abilities, their families, and the individuals who support them so that people move in the direction of their dreams, experience more happiness and joy in their lives, and have better means to meet life’s challenges. She believes that it is vital that we focus on people’s strengths, capacities, and inherent goodness to promote well-being. She was one of the first consultants in the state of Connecticut to develop her own private practice specializing in inclusive education. She has consulted in over one hundred school districts throughout New England.
Dr. Judy (as people call her) has a life-long love and passion for study and learning. Dr. Judy has expanded her consultation practice by offering programs about mindfulness, compassion, neuroplasticity, and positive psychology. She has a daily meditation practice and brings mindfulness and compassion into all of her life’s activities. She has completed extensive professional activities on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction through the Center for Mindfulness in Worcester, Massachusetts. She has been studying how to bring mindfulness to children and into schools through Mindful Schools, Compassion and Wisdom Training, and Sitting Still Like a Frog. She has completed the first year of a three year professional program, SomaticExperiencing®, a program directed to relieve and resolve the symptoms associated with trauma and stress, developed by Dr. Peter Levine. She has also been studying social emotional learning and character development through the Academy of Social Emotional Learning in Schools, the College of Saint Elizabeth and Rutgers. She brings everything that she is learning into her own live and her professional activities.
Dr. Judy lives in South Windsor, CT, with her 93 year old mother and her two “boys,” Jesse and Jamie, the Bichons.
You can learn more about her on her website, www.judyitzkowitz.com
Held at the Waveny House in Waveny Park, New Canaan, CT, Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 10am to noon. Coffee and bagels served. Sponsored by SPED*NET New Canaan. RSVP to Anne Treimanis at firstname.lastname@example.org.