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November 19th

Mindfulness for Holiday Stress with Christine Lustik, PhD.

The holidays are a mix of emotions. Everything we see tells us they are supposed to be a glittery time of joy, ease, and connection. For many, they are also, and possibly more so, a time of sadness, stress, and loneliness. In this workshop, we will practice the awareness of where we are as individuals during our holiday journey and will learn about some Mindfulness based tools and practices that can support us during the holiday season. Workshop held in the Large Meeting Room. 6:00-8:00 PM

November 23rd

Parental Mindfulness Series with Christine Lustik, PhD. & Amy Friedman: Introduction to Mindful Family Practices

The ability to be in the moment as a family, taking in the pleasant, unpleasant, and neutral moments without wishing you were somewhere else is a gift. It can allow us to find the little joys in each day and not pass them by as we focus on schedules and expectations. We invite parents and children to come together for this 3-hour session. There will be times when parents and children are learning and practicing together– learning Mindfulness tools they can use as a family during stressful moments. And, there will be times when parents and children are in their own groups– learning age appropriate tools that can support them as individuals during challenging family moments. Workshop is held in the Large Meeting Room. 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

December 11th

Parental Mindfulness Series with Christine Lustik, PhD.: Managing Daily Parenting Stress

Stress is shown to affect us physically and psychologically.  It can affect our personal relationships, our work satisfaction, and professional relationships. When we add parenting to that mix, often the change in sleep, worry about our children, and just general increase in responsibility and care for another sends us over the edge.  In this session we'll learn about the difference between positive and negative stress and we'll learn some practices that hopefully can support you in finding more moments of ease and hope throughout your days. No registration required. Childcare will be provided. Workshop held in the Large Meeting Room. 6:00-8:00 PM. This is a reschedule from a previously planned October 28th workshop, which was canceled due to weather.  


Christine Lustik, PhD is owner of Mindfulness in Organizations, LLC. Christine trains individuals and groups within education, non-profit, healthcare, government, and corporate organizations how to practice Mindfulness with the goal of increasing focus and resiliency and decreasing stress and chaos. Christine has completed three (3) years of Mindfulness Teacher Training with the Mindfulness Training Institute in San Francisco and Mark Coleman’s Awake in the Wild program. No registration required. Workshop held in the Large Meeting Room. 6:00-8:00 PM

Amy Friedman has been an educator for over 20 years. She has taught art, drama, experiential education, yoga, dance, and social and emotional learning. Amy currently works with kids and teachers to explore the seeds of Mindfulness while working as a middle school counselor. Amy is also a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, certified yoga teacher and certified children’s yoga teacher. She is a Mindfulness facilitator for Be Here Now Sangha, co-leads the family Mindfulness retreats through Open Way, and is a certified Positive Discipline Parent and Classroom Educator. Amy is passionate about helping both kids and adults learn to plant healthy seeds and water them daily.